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BLOG TOUR: Close to Home by Cara Hunter

I'm very excited to be part of the blog tour for Cara Hunter's book, Close to Home, it's the first in a new series which I think readers are going to love!

Someone took Daisy Mason. Someone you know. Last night, 8 year old Daisy Mason disappeared from her parents' summer party. No one in the quite 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.

Publisher: Penguin


This book packs a real punch! Daisy Mason goes missing from her own back garden whilst her parents are throwing a summer BBQ. DI Adam Fawley takes up the case, he knows his chances of finding Daisy alive are slim and that it is most likely somebody she knew who took her.
This book is a great start to a new crime series, DI Adam Fawley was a very interesting character and I felt like we barely scratched the surface in this book. He is young and determined and has also faced great tragedy in his own past. I think all great police detectives are flawed but I do get annoyed with the many cliches which Cara Hunter seems to cleverly avoid in this book
The pace is fast and I was extremely impressed by the number of twists and turns. There were so many times where I thought I had it all worked out- only to have it all come undone again in the next few pages. The twist at the end is just fantastic and took this book to another level for me.
Cara Hunter intersperses the narrative with extracts from social media and newspaper articles. This was brilliant, it showed the power of the media and how they help to create and shape people's opinions of others. It is so relevant to the world we live in today and the nature of 24 hour news. It also highlighted how hard it is for the police to control the media and how it can often have a negative impact on the case.
Close to Home is fantastic and I am excited to have a new crime series to follow.

Many thanks to Penguin for inviting me to take part in the blog tour, please check out the other posts throughout January! 

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