Close to Home – Cara Hunter

Close to Home by Cara Hunter was the first book I read in 2021. I picked it up after finally giving in to my friend recommending it to me relentlessly. I’m so glad I did, because I really enjoyed it!


Last night, 8-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from her parents’ summer 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 that 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, CLOSE TO HOME is a pulse-pounding race against time and a penetrating examination of what happens to a community when a shocking crime is committed by one of its own.


The way this story written has been written is so compelling. It features standard narrative, news articles, interviews and tweets which really helped to bring the story to live. It is entirely conceivable that this could be a real story.

I was gripped the whole way through, needing to know what had happened to Daisy that day. I found the characters and the way they we’re written incredibly interesting to follow and play detective.

I must admit, the ending did feel slightly anticlimactic but I do think that is partly down to the hype surrounding why I picked it up in the first place…

Despite the ending falling slightly short for me, I can appreciate that it was written exceptionally throughout and I literally couldn’t put the book down. Therefore, I rated the book 5 out of 5 stars and I’m excited to now go on and read the rest of the series.

I would recommend this book if you enjoy crime, mystery, thrillers. If you’ve read it, drop me a comment to let me know what you thought of it!!


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