In The Dark - Cara Hunter

In The Dark

By Cara Hunter

  • Release Date: 2018-07-12
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 767 Ratings



'Your next riveting, twisty read!' SHARI LAPENA

'Reminded me of Hitchcock at his finest, where twist follows twist at a breath-taking pace' DAILY MAIL

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 . . .


'Cancel everything. You're not going anywhere until you finish reading In The Dark' 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

'One of the best crime thrillers I have ever read' KATHRYN CROFT

'In the Dark kept me up into the late hours. 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 twisty, utterly compulsive read with an ending you won't see coming. I gobbled it up in one satisfying sitting' EMMA KAVANAGH

'A mazey, gripping read' IAN RANKIN

'I finished it in one sitting!' NUALA ELLWOOD


  • Another gripping read!!

    By Beccajade
    Cara Hunter you are officially my favourite author!!! I just need more! I can’t seem to put your work down!!
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  • Gripping and cleverly written

    By Madeleine1101
    I had to take a break from reading for a while after reading this, having realised that I was so hooked on the story that I’d hardly spoken to my husband for a few days while I was reading it! A brilliant follow on from the first book.
  • Very good read

    By Livingwithaspringer
    A very good read, made more interesting by the use of things like police interview transcripts and media reports to tell parts of the story. I had a theory about who was responsible from quite early on which I stuck to throughout the twists and turns. I’m pleased to say that I was completely wrong! I think I understood the last page but, annoyingly, I’m not sure - my main criticism. It doesn’t spoil the overall story though. Perhaps I should reread the ending.
  • In the dark

    By Arkham man
    Brilliant read. Lots of twists . Looking forward to the next DI Fawley book 😃😃😃😃😃
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  • Read it

    By Bewaretheenchantment
    Lots of twists to this book! Believable characters Will be reading the next in the series
  • In the dark

    By Rosagee
    2nd book of the authors which I’ve read within 4 days with the 1st one as well! I suppose i should explain I’ve been bed bound after an operation and I’m not just bloody bone idle! Really enjoyed both books I completely lost myself in the characters lives I think I now know them and could recognise them in the street! Along with the tense storyline I just couldn’t stop until done. I love the style of Cara’s writing and I’m a new fan totally! Thanks so much! I’m almost slightly sad at getting better but more so about the wait for the next book which sounds equally as captivating.
  • DI Fawley book 2

    By TIJ26
    Clever book just as good as the first with lots of twists and turns, can’t wait for book three!!

    By Sazzz saz
    Loved this book so much, I could not stop reading, such a gripping book! Highly recommend, if you like a book that ends in a way you never had thought it would do!!!!