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The Whole Truth – Cara Hunter (DI Adam Fawley #5)

When an Oxford student accuses one of the university’s professors of sexual assault, DI Adam Fawley’s team think they’ve heard it all before. But they couldn’t be more wrong.

Because this time, the predator is a woman and the shining star of the department, and the student a six-foot male rugby player.

Soon DI Fawley and his team are up against the clock to figure out the truth. What they don’t realise is that someone is watching.

And they have a plan to put Fawley out of action for good…

Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels Close to Home, In the Dark, No Way Out and All the Rage, all featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019 and No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Cara’s novels have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Cara Hunter lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.

My Review:

This is the latest book in the DI Adam Fawley series and if you follow my blog, you will know that I am a huge fan of this series and have enjoyed and recommended the previous 4 books.

I read book 4 in September 2019 and as soon as I found out book 5 was available, I popped it to the top of my toppling “to be read” pile.

Imagine my surprise and delight when starting the book this appeared:

Yes, it’s a quick summary of the key members of the team which in my opinion is BLOODY BRILLIANT and every author with a series should do this so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Cara, especially if like me you read lots of books and forget things quickly.

So that’s enough gushing from me, let’s talk about the book. The Whole Truth follows on from All the Rage (book 4) and DI Adam Fawley is eagerly awaiting the birth of his child with wife Alex when his team is called in to investigate an accusation of sexual assault at an Oxford University. However what they assume is a straight forward case turns out to be the exact opposite. The victim is a young male student and the alleged attacker is a high profile female professor.

Meanwhile a suspicious death is being investigated and all the evidence leads to Adam, someone is out to frame him and unfortunately there are several colleagues who are eager to see his downfall. Has his past finally caught up with him?

Another superb police-procedural thriller which is original, topical and so well written.

Full of twists, turns, red herrings and OMG moments and together with the author’s wonderful inclusions of podcasts, texts, emails, social media posts and news articles The Whole Truth is a nail-biting, gripping thriller that I 100% recommend.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Books in the series:

  1. Close to Home – DI Fawley Book 1 – read my review here
  2. In the Dark – DI Fawley Book 2 – read my review here
  3. No Way Out – DI Fawley Book 3 – read my review here
  4. All The Rage – DI Fawley Book 4 – read my review here

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