The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter #BookReview #DIAdamFawley5 #Penguin #NetGalley #5*

An attractive student. An older professor.

Think you know the story? Think again.


She has everything at stake; he has everything to lose. But one of them is lying, all the same.

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…

Exhilarating & Thrilling!

This is a series I look forward to so much and it never fails to be a rewarding read!

When DI Adam Fawley gets a call to head to one of Oxford’s university colleges, what he’s faced with isn’t quite what he expected; the accusation against a professor for sexual assault is a bit different from what he usually deals with. This time it’s a highly thought of and powerful female being accused by a male student – and a well-built six footer at that. Whilst Fawley and his team get on with their investigating, they don’t realise that they are being watched by someone who has plans to stop the Detective Inspector for good.

I’ve loved this series from the very beginning; the author has the dynamics of the team spot on; they are a diverse mix of well-developed characters who work extremely well together. The crimes they investigate are many and varied which makes for exciting reading as I never know quite what to expect, and this fifth novel shocked me to my core. I NEVER saw that coming! Surprises abound in this story and I just kept on reading until I got to the very end – and only then did the revelations come to a halt. Exhilarating and thrilling all the way through, I would venture to suggest that this is the best in the series so far – and that’s really saying something given how terrific the first four were! A full five glowing stars and my highest recommendation.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological thriller

Author Details

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 and was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019. 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, and the TV rights to the series have now been acquired by the Fremantle group. She lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.

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