Close to Home

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 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 277g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241283094
  • 9780241283097
  • 5,224

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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, In the Dark, No Way Out and All the Rage, all featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019. No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Cara's novels have sold more than a million copies worldwide, and the TV rights to the series have now been acquired by the Fremantle group. She lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.
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Rating details

27,878 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 37% (10,273)
4 39% (10,809)
3 18% (4,999)
2 4% (1,201)
1 2% (596)
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