Monday, April 30, 2018

Close to Home

Book: Close to Home
Series: DI Adam Fawley #1
Author: Cara Hunter

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 obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there’s Daisy’s little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . .

DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it’s as if she disappeared into thin air—no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal.-Goodreads

Review: 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.

Eight-year old Daisy Mason is missing. Was she kidnapped? Killed? How could a child disappear from a party at her own house without anyone seeing anything? DI Adam Fawley is the lead investigator and researching every lead with his team.

I thought this was well written, engaging and a disturbing case study about what happens behind closed doors. I was immediately engrossed in the case and couldn't put it down. I loved the writing style. We saw the perspective of a few of the detectives in the present, social media reaction to the case (Facebook and Twitter) as well as sections written in the past leading up to the event. I will definitely continue with the series.

Grade: 5/5

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