CLOSE TO HOME by Cara Hunter

DI Fawley (book #1)




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…

And that Daisy’s time is running out.


This was my second read with Pigeonhole (see bottom of this post for full details on Pigeonhole) and it was no easier than the first – it may have been harder. I tend to read and read once I begin a new book – most of the time finishing in a couple of days if not a single day so reading sections every day over ten days is not something I am used to at all.

Anyhow, on to the book itself. Brilliant. Gripping. I really enjoyed this book. It is full of suspense and many dead end suggestions plotted by the very talented author. Just when you think you have an idea of who is to blame for little Daisy going missing the spotlight shifts and someone else is in the frame. The parents are not ‘likeable’ as parents and caused me some frustration at times but even so, no-one deserves to lose a child. It seems everyone has secrets.

The author keeps the plot moving at a good fast pace and this ensures the book deserves headline reviews such as ‘page-turner’ ‘brilliant’ and ‘gripping’. There are so many threads its only due to the authors expert attention to detail that clues are given throughout the book and all the threads are pulled together by the end of the book.

I have already purchased kindle version of this book, and the other two books of the DI Fawley series. I am excited to share this book with readers who enjoy a good suspenseful read that keeps them guessing!

My sincere thanks to PENGUIN and THE PIGEONHOLE for the opportunity to read and review ‘CLOSE TO HOME’ by Cara Hunter. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway. All my reviews can be found on my blog momobookdiary . com




Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels Close to HomeIn the Dark and No Way Out, all featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019 and 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 three-quarters of a million copies worldwide. Cara Hunter lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.



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