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Close to Home

(2017)
(The first book in the DI Fawley series)
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A truly original psychological crime novel about a missing child and the scandal that erupts in the aftermath, brilliantly plotted with a shocking twist

She was certain it was Daisy in the flower costume....

When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family's Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of 10, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy's family is certainly strange - her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there's Daisy's little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative....

DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it's as if she disappeared into thin air - no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal.

With a story that feels all too real, Close to Home is the best kind of suspense - the kind that sends chills down your spine and keeps you up late at night, thrilled and terrified.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Great characters, engrossing story and a twist at the end I did not see coming." - Marika Cobbold

"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

"This book won't let you off the hook. Once you open it and start reading, forget about doing much else at all." - Adèle Geras

"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

"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

"[A] mazey, gripping story." - Ian Rankin


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Used availability for Cara Hunter's Close to Home

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Close to Home (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Cara Hunter
ISBN: 1-4328-5106-3 / 978-1-4328-5106-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Close to Home (Di Adam Fawley Novel)
Author(s): Cara Hunter
ISBN: 0-14-313105-2 / 978-0-14-313105-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Close to Home: DI Fawley Series Book 1
Author(s): Cara Hunter
ISBN: 0-241-28312-4 / 978-0-241-28312-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Close to Home: The 'impossible to put down' Richard & Judy Book Club thriller pick 2018 (DI Fawley)
Author(s): Cara Hunter
ISBN: 0-241-28309-4 / 978-0-241-28309-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Close to Home
Author(s): Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Close to Home
Author(s): Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Close to Home: DI Fawley, Book 1
Author(s): Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


December 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Close to Home: DI Fawley, Book 1
Author(s): Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Close to Home: DI Fawley, Book 1
Author(s): Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Close to Home: A Novel (A DI Adam Fawley Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


December 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Close to Home: The 'impossible to put down' Richard & Judy Book Club thriller pick 2018 (DI Fawley 1)
Author(s): Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU