Cara Hunter: Close To Home

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review Close To Home.



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.


I have no idea why it has taken me so long to read this book! Close To Home is the first book in the Detective Inspector Adam Fawley series and if the rest of the series is half as good as this, we are in for a treat.

Cara Hunter has an original writing style and Close To Home does not have a linear narrative. I loved the snippets from newspapers and tweets and Facebook comments, which gives the reader an insight into the public reaction at the outbreak of a major crime and how this affects the investigation.

Close To Home is narrated by Adam Fawley, which makes the novel stand out from other books in the same genre. I really appreciated the insight we gained into Adam’s life. He has a heartbreaking back story and I am really intrigued to know more as the series continues. There is also a strong relationship between Adam and his team and I would also love to know what happens in these subplots.

As I was reading on Pigeonhole, Close To Home was released to me in staves and I hated waiting patiently for the next one! I did not want to put the book down. It is really cleverly written, and although little clues are planted throughout the novel, I missed them all! I was transfixed by all the wonderful twists and turns that kept me on my toes. The epilogue is truly shocking!

I can’t wait to read the next instalment!

Close To Home is available from Amazon.

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