Do you know what they're hiding in the house next door?
'Your next riveting, twisty read!' Shari Lapena
'Twist follows twist at a breath-taking pace' Daily Mail
'The new queen of the cliffhanger' John Marrs
A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive.
No one knows who they are - the woman can't speak, and there are no missing persons reports that match their profile. The elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before.
The inhabitants of the quiet Oxford street are in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? But DI Adam Fawley knows that nothing is impossible.
And that no one is as innocent as they seem . . .
The second 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 In the Dark
'Cancel everything. You're not going anywhere until you finish reading' Emily Koch, Keep Him Close
'Classy, agile, fresh, unpredictable and utterly compelling' Nicci French, The Unheard
'A real gripper of a read' Peter James, Picture You Dead
'One of the best crime thrillers I have ever read' Kathryn Croft, The Lying Wife
'Kept me up into the late hours. Clever and wonderfully complex!' Jane Corry, We All Have Our Secrets
'Cara Hunter is a brilliant plotter, but it's her masterfully drawn characters that really make her novels stand out' Rachel Abbott, Close Your Eyes
'A twisty, utterly compulsive read with an ending you won't see coming. I gobbled it up in one satisfying sitting' Emma Kavanagh, The Devil You Know
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
Det. Insp. Adam Fawley, the self-deprecating, ironic narrator of British author Hunter's arresting, unnerving sequel to 2018's Close to Home, leads the investigation into the case of a young woman and a toddler, presumably her son, found imprisoned in the cellar of an old Oxford mansion. The police arrest the house's Alzheimer's-afflicted owner, retired professor William Harper, but he claims he knows nothing about them. The unidentified mother and son are taken to a local hospital, where a psychiatrist thinks the mother, who screams when questioned, is suffering from PTSD. The subsequent discovery of a body buried in Harper's garden raises the ante. The painstaking work of Fawley's highly diverse team emerges in transcripts of interrogations, emails, witness interviews, BBC scripts, and other documents that enhance authenticity. Hunter exposes human frailties such as social and governmental missteps and policemen's personal mess-ups while celebrating the essential humanity of those sworn to serve and protect. Readers will eagerly await Fawley's next outing.)