What if someone wanted your family dead?
'I was hooked from beginning to end' Claire Douglas
'Confirms her place in the front rank of British crime writers' Sunday Times
It's one of the most disturbing cases DI Fawley has ever worked.
The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life. Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother, and why is their father not answering his phone?
Then new evidence is discovered, and DI Fawley's worst nightmare comes true.
Because this fire wasn't an accident. It was murder.
And the killer is still out there...
Sunday Times best 100 novels since 1945
Sunday Times Best Crime Fiction of 2019
The third twisty, up-all-night thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling Cara Hunter. For fans of Shari Lapena, Claire Douglas and Lisa Jewell.
Authors can't get enough of Cara Hunter
'Gripping' Ian Rankin, The Dark Remains
'Your next riveting, twisty read!' Shari Lapena, Not A Happy Family
'The new queen of the cliffhanger' John Marrs, The Vacation
'Cancel everything. You're not going anywhere until you finish this' Emily Koch, If I Die Before I Wake
'The new DI Fawley novel is the best yet - and that's saying something!' Simon Lelic, The House
'My heart was in my mouth' Sarah J. Naughton, Tattle Tale
'A cracking detective novel that pulsates with authenticity' Michelle Francis, The Girlfriend
And readers are loving this series, too
'All hail the new queen of all things crime' Penny, Netgalley
'Mind-bending brilliance' Kath, Netgalley
'Packed full of twists' Gary, Netgalley
'Definitely for fans of Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter and the like' Fiona, Netgalley
'Captivating: full of mystery, tension, moral dilemma . . . outstanding' Peter, Netgalley
'This series just gets better and better' Tina, Netgalley
Excellent Oxford-based thriller
This is a taut, well-told tale which had me glued to it from start to finish, as all good thrillers should. Just one thing really annoyed me: as any resident of Oxford knows, we always refer to our main hospital, the world-famous John Radcliffe, as the ‘JR’, not, as throughout this novel,as the ‘John Rad’. The author is evidently not a resident of Oxford.
After I read some other reviews I was worried that it’s a “bad” book but it’s not! It’s incredibly sad but miss Hunter always seems to be able to put the finger on exactly how real people would react and how we misunderstand and misread things. Maybe some of the twists and turns were a bit too, I don’t know, unnecessary and unnerving but all in all it’s another great written book! On to the next!!
Predictable but still good
I liked reading this book after reading the first two I thought this was going to be the same but it wasn’t, still a good read but book one and two are so much better. I think also I didn’t like seeing the break between Alex and fawley...