No Way Out – Cara Hunter (DI Fawley Book 3)


From the author of CLOSE TO HOME and IN THE DARK comes the third pulse-pounding DI Fawley crime thriller.

It’s one of the most disturbing cases DI Fawley has ever worked.

The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life.

Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother, and why is their father not answering his phone?

Then new evidence is discovered, and DI Fawley’s worst nightmare comes true.

Because this fire wasn’t an accident.

It was murder.

My Review:  This is the 3rd book in what is definitely my new favourite police procedural series and I can honestly say that Cara Hunter is an author I would happily read WITHOUT reading the blurb because whatever she’s writing I now know after 3 books that I absolutely LOVE her writing style and her storylines.

No Way Out is set approximately 6-8 months after In The Dark and features the same wonderful team of Adam Fawley, Gislingham (Gis), Quinn, Somer and Everett.  DI Fawley is going through a very difficult personal situation and his mind really isn’t on the job so when a house fire kills a toddler and his 10 year old brother is pulled from the fire fighting for his life Fawley hands the case over to Gis to run as Acting DS.

The change in leadership enables to reader to get to know the rest of the team in more detail which I particularly enjoyed.  Even though DI Fawley has taken a back seat during this case, he is still very much part of the investigation and his wonderful wit and observations are evident throughout.

Once again the author has used social media, news articles and comments from the public to give the story the additional depth and allows the reader to see several sides of the story from different perspectives.

To sum this up; another brilliant story line with twists and red herrings featuring a really solid cast of characters and a shocking crime to solve.

About the Author: Cara Hunter is a writer who lives in Oxford, in a street not unlike those featured in her series of crime books. Close to Home is her debut featuring DI Adam Fawley, and her second, In the Dark, is coming soon.

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