A call out to an isolated farm on the outskirts of Oxford.
A body shot at point-blank range in the kitchen.
It looks like a burglary gone wrong, but DI Adam Fawley suspects there’s something more to it.
When the police discover a connection to a high-profile case from years ago, involving a child’s murder and an alleged miscarriage of justice, the press go wild.
Suddenly Fawley’s team are under more scrutiny than ever before. And when you dig up the past, you’re sure to find a few skeletons…
The sixth twisty, up-all-night thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling Cara Hunter. For fans of Shari Lapena, Claire Douglas and Lisa Jewell.
Twists & Turns Galore!
Called out to an isolated farm in the middle of the night, Adam Fawley’s latest case involves an elderly couple and a dead body. Informed by the couple that, when faced with a burglar armed with a knife, he was shot, something just doesn’t feel right to the Detective Inspector and before long he and his team are involved in investigating a previous crime – and the surprises just keep on coming.
I’ve loved this series from the very beginning, but something about this one just didn’t sit well with me. I’m not sure what it was, but it took a while for me to settle with this sixth novel. The reports of the previous crime were in tiny print and it was irksome to continually have to alter the font size continually just as I was getting into the story. There is no doubt this is an awesome crime thriller, full of twists and turns galore and a riveting read but somehow it just didn’t feel the same as the rest of the series. Still, one I’m happy to recommend and give 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime thriller, police procedural
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 411 pages
- Publisher: Penguin
- Publication Date: 18 August 2022
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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.
- Twitter: @CaraHunterBooks
- Instagram: @carahunterauthor