Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley, #1) by Cara Hunter

Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley, #1)

A thrilling search for a missing child – and her missing secrets – with an ending you won’t see coming.They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family’s Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy’s family is certainly strange—her mother is ob...


Details Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley, #1)

TitleClose to Home (DI Adam Fawley, #1)
ISBN9780143131052
Author
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherPenguin Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller
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Reviews Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley, #1)

  • Maureen
    2017-12-06
    **4.5 STARS**The literary world already has a huge number of successful Detective series, but I believe DI Adam Fawley will find his place amongst those successes with this excellent debut novel from Cara Hunter, as 'Close to Home' has all the makings of a great series. 8 year old Daisy Mason has disappeared from her parents summer barbecue in Oxford; there were lots of guests - neighbours, school friends, their parents, but nobody saw a thing an...
  • Paromjit
    2017-11-19
    Cara Hunter begins her series featuring DI Adam Fawley of Thames Valley Police with a mix of police procedural and psychological thriller set in Oxford. It begins with a scene of a fearful Daisy Mason. The precocious 8 year old Daisy goes missing at her parents barbeque and fireworks party for parents and neighbours. The police are called in, and DI Adam Fawley instigates local area searches. Adam has a focused and highly competent team that are ...
  • Louise Wilson
    2017-12-13
    Last night, 8-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from her parents summer party. No on saw anything- at least that's what they are saying. DI Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But nine times out of ten, it's someone the victim knew. Someone is lying and Daisy's time is running out.This fast paced well plotted novel kept me on the edge of my seat, urging DI Adam Fawley and his team to find Daisy. There are lots of twists in this intense psycholo...
  • Gary
    2017-08-13
    'Close to Hone' is the 1st book in the Oxford detective DI Adam Fawley series by author Cara Hunter.This fast paced novel is certainly a page turner and features some great characters. 8 year old Daisy disappears from her Oxford home and both her parents are quickly identified as possible suspects. Daisy's mother doesn't appear to be concerned and her father is more concerned in keeping a low profile than helping the police to uncover the truth r...
  • Brenda
    2017-12-04
    Daisy was frightened – she could hear someone coming for her; she knew she couldn’t get away.When Detective Inspector Adam Fawley was called in the middle of the night, he knew it wouldn’t be for anything good. But learning it was a child abduction was much worse – they all hated cases involving small children and Daisy was only eight years old. The big party the parents were holding, with fireworks, lots of people from the neighbourhood,...
  • Laura
    2018-02-01
    I’m going to say this now, before we get started. You won’t like it, but trust me, I’ve done this more times than I care to punish myself remembering. In a case like this - a kid - nine times out of ten it’s someone close to home. Close to Home is a good start to a new police procedural series. The characters are complex, strong and well-portrayed - some might even say unlikable. The mystery here is certainly intriguing with an 8 year ol...
  • Sassy Brit
    2017-12-16
    A nail-biting read! Visit all my reviews here. I love to chat books! I'm reviewing Close to Home by Cara Hunter. This is an Vine Customer Review of Free Product. Here are my thoughts: ^^ 'Close to Home' is the 1st book in the Oxford detective DI Adam Fawley series by author Cara Hunter.^^ I have just finished this book, and I read it fast. I found the whole 'Daisy Mason is missing' mystery wonderfully intriguing and loved the way it was written. ...
  • Susan
    2017-10-17
    This debut novel is the first featuring D.I. Adam Fawley and is set in Oxford. The story begins when an eight year old girl, Daisy Mason, is reported missing after a family party. From the first we are aware that Fawley has lost a child himself, although the details only become apparent as we read on, so the case is very emotional for him. However, the reactions of the parents are not what either Fawley, or his team, expect. Father Barry Mason is...
  • Rachel Hall
    2017-12-17
    3.5 starsClose to Home is part police procedural and part psychological thriller and marks the inaugural outing of DI Adam Fawley and his team in Oxford and focuses on the disappearance of eight-year-old Daisy Mason from a family barbecue at the height of summer. So far the premise all sounds pretty conventional but Cara Hunter gives the novel a very distinctive feel with a fly on the wall level of insight into a real-time police investigation wh...
  • Sara
    2017-11-23
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Close To Home follows Detective Inspector Adam Fawley and his search for missing 8 year old Daisy. As is often the case, the kidnapper may be closer to home than everyone thinks, and Adam is tasked with finding out who lying.Adam Fawley is a dynamic leading man. He's charismatic, likable and obviously good at his job. I liked that. Too many times in novels like this we see police off...
  • Annie
    2017-09-13
    Close to Home is book #1 in the DI Adam Fawley series. This was a great read that I would have given a 5* rating, but because I found the Twitter and Facebook entries very boring, annoying and distracting to read, I'm only giving a 4* rating. I guess some readers may disagree with me about the tweets etc.Close to Home is about the disappearance of an 8 year old girl called Daisy Mason from her Oxford home. The Mason family are dysfunctional and b...
  • Clare
    2017-11-28
    With thanks to Netgalley and Viking for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.Eight year old Daisy Mason vanished during her parents fancy dress/summer barbeque. Her parents Sharon and Barry did not see Daisy arrive home after school but both heard her music playing upstairs. Neither parent spoke to Daisy during the party but they did see her playing with the other kids. When DI Fawley and his team visited the scene he found the pare...
  • Karen
    2017-12-16
    Close to Home is the first in a new series – yay, a series that I can follow from the beginning and not have to play catch up with – and I will certainly will be following this one!Eight year old Daisy Mason has disappeared during an evening BBQ at the family home in Oxford. When DI Adam Fawley arrives during the night to take statements and to begin the investigation, my hackles were raised immediately – not with him but with the mother wh...
  • Joanne Robertson
    2017-12-19
    Now this is EXACTLY the sort of police crime thriller that I love!! Everyone knows that I enjoy a good “missing child” mystery (yes my kids do still worry that my favourite plot forms the majority of my reading pleasure!) but because of my addiction I do find it hard to be surprised or shocked by them nowadays. Close to Home managed to do both of these things by bringing something so fresh and exciting to the genre that you can’t help but g...
  • Laura
    2017-12-04
    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com I have definitely, definitely found a new favourite crime writer (and new crime series) in Cara Hunter! As soon as I read the first few pages of Close To Home I was hooked. It's a riveting read set in Oxford, which effectively combines elements of police procedurals with those of a gripping psychological thriller -this ticked all the boxes for a riveting read!The characters in this novel are really complex and ...
  • Janel
    2017-12-10
    Close to Home is the first book in a new police procedural crime series featuring DI Adam Fawley, and oh my, is it a good one! Close to Home is a gripping read, very early on you’re hit with a turn of events that grabs your full attention; then, that’s followed shortly after by another game changing piece of information – and well, by then, this book has a hold of you, and you just have to accept that you will not be able to return to your ...
  • Mandy White
    2018-02-08
    ♥ this book!! Can't wait for the next one in the series. Great characters and story.. and the audio was fantastic.. highly recommend! ♥️ this book!! Can't wait for the next one in the series. Great characters and story.. and the audio was fantastic.. highly recommend!
  • Liz Barnsley
    2017-08-14
    Close to Home is a gripping police procedural with psychological thriller elements following DI Adam Fawley, a man who lost his own child, searching for another child who has gone missing.What I liked about this is how it was plotted and developed – following the investigation in real time and then with flashbacks starting close to the disappearance and moving outwards in time, enveloping the reader into two strands as the police uncover clues ...
  • Steve Sutherland
    2017-09-12
    Firstly thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me a pre release copy of this book in return for an honest review.The basic plot of this book revolves around Barry and Sharon Mason and their missing 8 year old daughter, Daisy. Daisy disappears one summer night while the family are hosting a barbecue for friends and neighbours, without anybody noticing. DI Adam Fawley and his team take up the investigation.As for the novel itself, well...
  • Thebooktrail
    2018-01-07
    Close To HomeThis was a cracker! Set in Oxford with the maze of the city’s streets very apparent – even more so in this case of a missing child, the case starts as one missing child case and then turns into quite something else. The author is very good at making you think one thing, taking you down one path before saying – nope – not that way. This was really entertaining for that reason and makes you feel part of the investigation. With ...
  • Jo Chambers
    2018-01-04
    This was an absorbing read. A little girl goes missing from her home in Oxford. The police investigation reveals she comes from an unhappy family - did one of the parents kill her? This was a twisty page-turner - highly recommended!
  • The Book Review Café
    2018-01-04
    There are so many crime books on the market that involve children going missing, that I sometimes find myself picking them up with a “sigh” partly because I read so many crime thrillers it also means I’ve read lots of “children go missing” books. So for a book to stand out with this theme it has to be more than a “just so” read, it’s got to have an element of surprise or the “shock factor”, so when I picked up Close To Home I ...
  • Kim
    2017-12-22
    I really enjoyed this thriller. An eight year old girl goes missing from her parents party- but no one can tell the police when they last saw her. Everyone seems to have something to hide and the parents aren't presented sympathetically at all.It's every parents nightmare- but they don't seem to be living in a nightmare and are still more concerned about how they are perceived. There are obviously secrets in this family- but just what secrets we ...
  • Anna
    2018-01-14
    This is a proper page-turner.8 year old Daisy goes missing at a family party, and as this police procedural unfolds, her cold mum, evasive dad and troubled 10 year old brother are all hiding secrets that mess with your head, making you suspect them all repeatedly.It's a cliche, but the twists and turns really do come thick and fast, and nothing or no-one is as it first seems. As the case progresses, we also have flashbacks where we get to know Da...
  • Wendy Dranfield
    2017-09-27
    Unfortunately, I found this book too long winded for my taste. It could have been much shorter; perhaps cuting out the tweets and police statements (which were just repeats of what we'd already been told in the story) would help as I felt they didn't add to the story or suspense.The author made the family so unlikeable that it was hard to care what happened and the mother was rather unbelievable. Spoiler - finally, after reading the whole book, t...
  • Sean Randall
    2017-12-27
    I was disgusted to see a temperature in Fahrenheit on the opening pages, but apart from that the story was gripping. Perhaps a few too many secrets and revelations and characters, flung thick and fast, in an effort to obscure the truth. And then the way in which the reveal is handled doesn't really progress the police investigation. perhaps we'll see more of these coppers again, though. To sum, enjoyable, I didn't see the end coming, but I also f...
  • J.B (Debbie)
    2018-01-22
    Oh my goodness. Can I just start this review by saying Wow! Ok, now for the serious business of a proper review. Young Daisy Mason has disappeared from a family BBQ where all her neighbours were also attending. D.I. Adam Fawley is called into investigate. Adam is fighting his own demons and some people feel he may not be the best person for the job. However, Adam is committed to finding Daisy, or at least find out exactly what happened to her. Hi...
  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    2017-12-03
    Μέσα στην αφήγηση, εμβόλιμα, υπάρχουν αρκετά tweets και άρθρα εφημερίδων, τα οποία προσδίδουν μια αρκετά διαφορετική αίσθηση στο σύνολο του μυθιστορήματος, μα κι έναν αέρα πιο σύγχρονο, θα λέγαμε. Είναι μια τεχνική που την έχουμε δει να χρησιμοποιεί...
  • Amanda
    2018-01-10
    I’ve read a few books about children going missing so I started this book thinking this will be predictable and done before!! I loved the bite sized snippets of information about daisy before the disappearance and realised this isn’t just a straight forward missing child. I couldn’t put this book down, every time I thought I knew what had happened I was wrong and I couldn’t have predicted the ending I cannot wait for the next book!!!
  • Claire Dobson
    2018-01-20
    Enough twists and turns to keep me intrigued, plus I did not see that ending coming.