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Close to Home

By Cara Hunter
Close to Home by Cara Hunter digital book - Fable

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

A brilliantly plotted psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath with a shocking twist


They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know.

When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family’s Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy’s family is certainly strange—her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there’s Daisy’s little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . .
 
DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it’s as if she disappeared into thin air—no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal.

With a story that feels all too real, Close to Home is the best kind of suspense—the kind that sends chills down your spine and keeps you up late at night, thrilled and terrified.

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“Finally started this series and it was a great introduction to both Cara Hunters work and her character DI Adam Fawley. I liked the writing, the complexity of the mystery, misdirection and the twist that I didn't see coming. The use of mixed media was done well and demonstrated how it can have a negative impact on the investigation and persons involved. I look forward to seeing what the rest of this series has in store, particularly interested in learning more about DI Fawleys personal history.”
Multi-layered charactersEasy to readSuspensefulTwisty
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I was really excited to start this series and it didn’t disappoint! It was interesting to read from a detectives perspective - most crime books I read are from amateur detective POVs. Adam was a great character and a lot more than just an officer. I’m looking forward to getting to know him more throughout the books. The way it was written with a mixed media style worked really well. It was fast paced, engaging and I could definitely have read it in one sitting. The plot was pretty dark and had a lot of layers to it. There were some twists that shocked me and I suspected everyone at some point. I’m still deciding if I loved how it ended; it was a big twist and very satisfying but maybe a little unrealistic? I think it worked well for the message the story was trying to tell. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the next one!”
Easy to readFast-pacedTwisty

About Cara Hunter

Cara Hunter lives and works in Oxford. She also studied for a degree and PhD in English literature at Oxford University.

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