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Close to Home : The 'impossible to put down' Richard & Judy Book Club thriller pick 2018

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SOMEONE TOOK DAISY MASON... SOMEONE YOU KNOW.

The RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB pick everyone is raving about, this pulse-pounding thriller about the search for a missing child is perfect for fans of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR.

'One of the best crime thrillers I have ever read' Kathryn Croft

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.

Introducing DI Fawley and his team of Oxford detectives, and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick for Spring 2018, CLOSE TO HOME is the new crime thriller series to get addicted to.

WHAT AUTHORS AND READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CLOSE TO HOME:

'THE LAST TWIST WAS A GENUINE STROKE OF GENIUS' John Marrs

'A MAZEY, GRIPPING READ' Ian Rankin

'A 5-STAR PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER' D. Elliott Amazon Reviewer Vine Voice

'COMPULSIVE, WITH AN ENDING YOU WILL NOT SEE COMING' Emma Kavanagh

'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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 277g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241283094
  • 9780241283097
  • 14,744

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THE HOTTEST NEW CRIME SERIES OF 2018

From a ferocious new talent, this pulse-pounding race against time to find a missing girl will be loved by fans of Susie Steiner, Tana French and Ruth Rendell.
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I absolute 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 Close to Home had me so gripped I couldn't put this chilling book down. Cara Hunter is a masterful storyteller -- Sarah Ward, author of 'In Bitter Chill' 'a gripping page turner' * i * Cara Hunter's writing....lifts this from a run-of-the-mill crime thriller to a gripping page-turner. The result is an immersive experience, with many twists and turns. Compulsivereading * Scotsman * A thrilling opener to a hugely promising new series, with a cop who sidesteps all of those weary 'maverick' tropes while staying kind, compassionate, clever and just that bit out of the ordinary -- Alison Graham * Radio Times * I finished Close to Home in one sitting! Such a cleverly written, chilling and twisty read -- Nuala Ellwood 'In this gripping mystery, Hunter keeps her readers guessing about Daisy's fate until the last page.' * Daily Express * Close To Home hit the ground running and didn't stop right until the final page...the last twist was a genuine stroke of genius... sets the bar for new crime writers -- John Marrs, author of The One Hunter has a keen sense of contemporary mores...The most compelling thing about the novel is its portrait of a self-absorbed mother whose inability to love her children leads to a breathtaking denouement. * Sunday Times * One of the best crime thrillers I have ever read! -- Kathryn Croft Close to Home is an utterly immersive story that pulls you into the heart of a search for a missing child. Compulsive, with an ending you will not see coming -- Emma Kavanagh Cara Hunter has written like a pro, with admirable command of pace and rising tension * The Times * A mazey, gripping read -- Ian Rankin THE HOTTEST NEW CRIME SERIES OF 2018

From a ferocious new talent, this pulse-pounding race against time to find a missing girl will be loved by fans of Susie Steiner, Tana French and Ruth Rendell. -- From the publishers
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About Cara Hunter

Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels Close to Home and In the Dark, featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and Cara's novels have sold more than half a million copies worldwide. Cara's third novel, No Way Out, is out soon. Cara Hunter lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.
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16,852 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 39% (6,520)
4 37% (6,183)
3 17% (2,902)
2 5% (777)
1 3% (470)
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