They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her familys Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisys family is certainly strangeher mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then theres Daisys little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . . DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but its as if she disappeared into thin airno one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal....
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Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley #1) Reviews
Promising new police procedural series about the disappearance of an eight-year-old girl. Close to Home offers compelling characters, an unpredictable mystery, and some surprising twists and turns.
When 8-year-old Daisy Mason is reported missing, DI Adam Fawley and the team are called in to investigate. Daisy was last seen at a neighborhood barbecue wearing a daisy costume. As Fawley and his team investigate, they quickly learn that the Mason’s carefully crafted personas are nothing more than ...more
The literary world already has a huge number of successful Detective series, but I believe DI Adam Fawley will find his place amongst those successes with this excellent debut novel from Cara Hunter, as 'Close to Home' has all the makings of a great series.
8 year old Daisy Mason has disappeared from her parents summer barbecue in Oxford; there were lots of guests - neighbours, school friends, their parents, but nobody saw a thing and were therefore unable to help with police enquir ...more
THIS WAS AMAZING!! full review to come.
During a costume party at her home, 8-year old Daisy Mason disappears. The entire family acts strange. The mother is obsessed with appearances. The father is coldly distant. And the 10-year old boy seems a bit too withdrawn and quiet. DI Adam Fawley knows something is amiss and he is determined to find out what happened to the bubbly, beautiful little girl. Did someone in her family do her harm? Has she been abducted? Did a stranger do this, or someone else at the party? Little does he know just ...more
Daisy was frightened – she could hear someone coming for her; she knew she couldn’t get away.
When Detective Inspector Adam Fawley was called in the middle of the night, he knew it wouldn’t be for anything good. But learning it was a child abduction was much worse – they all hated cases involving small children and Daisy was only eight years old. The big party the parents were holding, with fireworks, lots of people from the neighbourhood, including children – the noise would have muffled the sou ...more
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Close To Home follows Detective Inspector Adam Fawley and his search for missing 8 year old Daisy. As is often the case, the kidnapper may be closer to home than everyone thinks, and Adam is tasked with finding out who lying.
Adam Fawley is a dynamic leading man. He's charismatic, likable and obviously good at his job. I liked that. Too many times in novels like this we see police officers who are so incompetent its a miracle they ev ...more
Close to Home is book #1 in the DI Adam Fawley series. This was a great read that I would have given a 5* rating, but because I found the Twitter and Facebook entries very boring, annoying and distracting to read, I'm only giving a 4* rating. I guess some readers may disagree with me about the tweets etc.
Close to Home is about the disappearance of an 8 year old girl called Daisy Mason from her Oxford home. The Mason family are dysfunctional and basically the parents don't give one iota about the ...more
There are so many crime books on the market that involve children going missing, that I sometimes find myself picking them up with a “sigh” partly because I read so many crime thrillers it also means I’ve read lots of “children go missing” books. So for a book to stand out with this theme it has to be more than a “just so” read, it’s got to have an element of surprise or the “shock factor”, so when I picked up Close To Home I wasn’t convinced this book would have much more to offer than many oth ...more