The first girl came back.
The next might not be so lucky.
A girl is taken from the streets of Oxford. But it’s unlike any abduction DI Fawley’s seen before . . .
Faith Appleford was attacked, a plastic bag tied over her head, taken to an isolated location . . . and then, by some miracle, she escaped.
What’s more, when DC Erica Somer interviews Faith, she quickly becomes convinced that Faith knows who her abductor is.
Yet Faith refuses to press charges.
Without more evidence, it’s looking like the police may have to drop the case.
But what happens if Faith’s attacker strikes again?
DI Fawley Series
Book 1 – Close to Home
Book 2 – In the Dark
Book 3 – No Way Out
Book 4 – All the Rage
A Cracking, Intricate Thriller!
I love this series! This fourth book is a gripping thriller and, with the other three under my belt, it’s like welcoming old friends.
When a young girl is abducted from the streets in Oxford, DI Adam Fawley’s team are each affected; this is like no other crime they have come across. Luckily, the victim survives to tell the tale, but what if there’s a next time? With the feeling they are racing against the clock and little to go on, can these officers come up with the evidence?
A cracking read, and an outcome I could never have predicted! Right into the crime from page one, I devoured the details all the way through. I found myself paying close attention to every single person interviewed, sure that there would be a clue I could pick up on – but if there was, I still missed it! Cara Hunter writes compelling thrillers – intricately plotted and written in an easy-to-read manner – drawing the reader into the lives of each and every character! And with all the questions raised answered in full, there is just a hint of what may be to come in book five .. I can’t wait! A fabulous five star read, thoroughly enjoyed and totally recommended!
My thanks to publisher Penguin for my copy via NetGalley; this is, as always, my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime thriller, police procedural
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 444 pages
- Publisher: Penguin
- Publication Date: 19 December 2019
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I’m lucky enough to live in the city I write about. Oxford will be familiar to crime fans across the whole world because of the fabulous Morse novels and TV, but my version of the town is a long way from the beautiful ivy-clad colleges. A much edgier place where the crimes are darker and closer to home.
I’ve always been a voracious reader and viewer of crime – I’ve learned so much from the outstanding writing that we now see on crime TV like Line of Duty or Broadchurch, and I’ve tried to recreate the experience of watching series like that for my readers. I love true crime TV as well – my husband used to tease me about it but now just nods sagely and says ‘research’ !
What else about me? I have pet cats who do their best to distract me whenever I get close to a keyboard (if you have cats, you’ll know), I love travelling, spending time with friends, and I have never knowingly turned down a glass of champagne….
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