Close to Home

Close to Home

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When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family's Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley works against the clock to find the little girl. It's as if she disappeared into thin air -- no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and, it seems, a secret. A truly original psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath, brilliantly plotted with a shocking twist.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 476 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 25mm | 658g
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1432851063
  • 9781432851064
  • 2,783,615

Review quote

"[A] mazey, gripping story."
--Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series "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, bestselling author of Falling "An amazing, fast-paced thrill-ride and one of the best crime thrillers I have ever read! An exciting plot combined with top quality writing--just perfect!"
--Kathryn Croft, bestselling author of The Girl with No Past and While You Were Sleeping "Great characters, engrossing story and a twist at the end I did not see coming."
--Marika Cobbold, author of Frozen Music "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 . . . told in a unique, modern way that sets the bar for new crime writers . . . the last time I felt that excited by a book was A Kind Worth Killing."
--John Marrs, author of When You Disappeared and The One

"This book won't let you off the hook. Once you open it and start reading, forget about doing much else at all."
--Adele Geras, author of Troy "[I] finished Close to Home in one sitting! Such a cleverly written, chilling and twisty read."
--Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister's Bones
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About Cara Hunter

Cara Hunter lives and works in Oxford. She also studied for a degree and PhD in English literature at Oxford University.
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Rating details

21,312 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 38% (8,060)
4 38% (8,006)
3 18% (3,781)
2 4% (949)
1 2% (516)
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