SOMEONE TOOK DAISY MASON . . . SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
'THE LAST TWIST WAS A GENUINE STROKE OF GENIUS' John Marrs
'A MAZEY, GRIPPING READ' Ian Rankin
'COMPULSIVE, WITH AN ENDING YOU WILL NOT SEE COMING' Emma Kavanagh
HOW CAN A CHILD GO MISSING WITHOUT A TRACE?
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.
WHAT AUTHORS AND READERS ARE SAYING:
'One of the best crime thrillers I have ever read' KATHRYN CROFT
'Cancel everything. You're not going anywhere until you finish' EMILY KOCH
'A classy, agile, fresh, unpredictable and utterly compelling gift of a book: hats off!' NICCI FRENCH
'Cara Hunter is the new queen of the cliffhanger' JOHN MARRS
'A real gripper of a read' PETER JAMES
'Clever and wonderfully complex!' JANE CORRY
'Cara Hunter is a brilliant plotter, but it's her masterfully drawn characters that really make her novels stand out' RACHEL ABBOTT
'I finished Close to Home in one sitting!' NUALA ELLWOOD
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In the first part of a planned series, Cara Hunter introduces us to emotionally scarred Detective Inspector Adam Fawley as he leads the search for eight-year-old Daisy Mason, who’s gone missing from her suburban Oxfordshire home. The story moves at a riveting pace; our perceptions and suspicions changed with every new revelation about Daisy’s family—not least during the final flurry of stunning twists. Hunter uses tweets and Facebook posts to give the novel an engagingly modern feel and to examine how firestorms of accusation and rumour can spread on social media and potentially influence the outcome of a case.
The disappearance of eight-year-old Daisy Mason from a costume party at her home in Oxford, England, drives this insidious, slow-moving novel as horribly fascinating as a train wreck from the pseudonymous Hunter. Oddly, no one can pinpoint when the girl was last seen. As the hours turn to days, Daisy's vanishing galvanizes the community, with unexpected results. The lives of everyone from her family and neighbors to the people at her school are drawn into a web of deceit and rising tension. Det. Insp. Adam Fawley, the lead investigator, is awash in his own deep-seated troubles, while Daisy's agitated father and disaffected mother clearly have something to hide. Even Daisy's older brother, Leo, reacts strangely to the police and their questions, at times upset and other times curiously detached. The lack of clues rattles the police and public until torrents of social media accusations incite action. Hunter does a masterly job of building tension and keeping the reader guessing to the very end.
Customer ReviewsSee All
This is the first time I have read this author’s work but my word what a gripping story! I couldn’t put it down. I spent the entire time constantly changing my mind about who did it but surprise at the end wasn’t predicted once! At the same time there were sad but true psychological effects of events that happen to someone as a child that stay with you into adulthood. I’m moving straight onto the other books in the series. Please read it. You will not be disappointed.
Close to home
Great read could not stop reading
This book was okay, but I couldn’t recommend it to anyone