Close to Home - Cara Hunter

Close to Home

By Cara Hunter

  • Release Date: 2017-12-14
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 981 Ratings

Description

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
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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.
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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

Reviews

  • Bit boring

    3
    By jennag10023
    This book was okay, but I couldn’t recommend it to anyone
  • Cctv

    3
    By pjones007
    M
  • Close to home

    5
    By veramcq73
    Great read could not stop reading
  • Not an easy read

    2
    By Sjhjul
    Too many characters as per with her books, quite difficult to follow the different officers
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Bish Bash Bosh 01
    Fantastic read! I couldn’t put the book down or wait to turn the page.
  • Absolutely Amazing!

    5
    By Beccajade
    Couldn’t put it down!! Read it all in one! So gripping and written beautiful! Loved it!
  • Poor

    2
    By Maisierp
    Really disappointed with this read. So many twists and turns leading to absolutely nowhere.
  • Not impressed

    1
    By NK-94
    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.
  • Closer to Home

    5
    By RuthieW27
    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.
  • Compelling Read

    5
    By jonesricj
    I was hooked. I don’t read a lot but found the story line kept moving and me thinking. I’ve found another writer to follow.