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Close to Home by Cara Hunter

Close to Home

Cara Hunter

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Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 14 Dec 2017
ISBN: 9780241283097

Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a family party. No one in the quiet suburban street saw anything - or at least that's what they're saying. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows the nine times out of ten, it's someone the victim knew. That means someone is lying...

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The British Book Awards
2019 Shortlist: Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

Alice O’Keeffe, Books Editor at The Bookseller, said: “Our shortlists this year took the judges from Georgian London to the Second World War to contemporary New York. There are books from exciting fresh voices at the very start of their career, contrasted with books from with well-established brand authors at the top of their game. These are the books that sum up 2018 but which, we think, will be read for years to come.”


4 stars out of 5
14 Mar 2018

"one of those books that you want to read quickly, but hold back because you’re enjoying thre experience so much"

The further I got into this intriguing book, the more I found myself leaping to one conclusion after another – all of them wrong. Hunter is a mistress of misdirection and she takes you on many a mystery tour before all is revealed in an ending that had been so cleverly concealed it left me open-mouthed...Oxford-based author Cara Hunter is definitely a name to look out for. She has an engaging style which will carry you along at pace and rarely takes a foot off the accelerator.