SOMEONE TOOK DAISY MASON . . . SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
The Richard and Judy Book Club Pick that became the most talked-about crime debut of the year, this pulse-pounding thriller about the search for a missing child will keep you turning the pages all night.
'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: fans of Close To Home are not going to be disappointed' 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
'A 5-STAR PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER' D. Elliott Amazon Reviewer Vine Voice
'AN ABSOLUTELY UNPUTDOWNABLE READ' Mrs C. Swarfield Amazon Reviewer Vine Voice
'I FINISHED CLOSE TO HOME IN ONE SITTING!' Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister's Bones
'CLOSE TO HOME HAD ME SO GRIPPED I COULDN'T PUT THIS CHILLING BOOK DOWN. CARA HUNTER IS A MASTERFUL STORYTELLER' Sarah Ward
'I ABSOLUTELY LOVED HOW [CLOSE TO HOME] WAS WRITTEN - REMINDING ME OF THE TV PROGRAMME BROADCHURCH. A FAST-PACED, TWISTY-TURNY DEBUT THAT HAD ME DYING TO KNOW WHODUNNIT' Mel Sheratt
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.
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Closer to Home
It took me a while to get into this book, it wasn’t an instant paper turner. Yet, one evening, the story gripped me and couldn’t put the book down until I’d it. It kind of messed with my sleep that night.... I think it was worth it.
Really disappointed with this read. So many twists and turns leading to absolutely nowhere.
My main issue with the book was the awful portrayal of the Muslim ‘characters’. As an author who happens to be a white woman, you have both the platform and the opportunity to change the way Muslims and people of colour are portrayed in mainstream media.
Yet the author decided to portray the Muslims in her book, as suspects and a family who’s men have recently been jailed for running a child grooming ring targeted at ‘white girls’ and who’s remaining male son gets arrested for selling drugs. To illustrate the ridiculousness of the portrayal, here is a direct quote of the only speaking line the son has in the book: ‘I told you man. W*nkers like him. Dey only care about demselves’. This is only character who’s lines are written with an accent. The family lives in absolute squalor, with the women portrayed as weak, defenceless and trapped.
I’m just incredibly disappointed that when a white author decides to write in a ‘diverse’ character, instead of changing the narrative and portraying the character in a positive light, she goes down the stereotypical and frankly racist route.
I wish I could return this book, and I won’t be reading anymore books from this author.