Close to Home by Cara Hunter audiobook

Close to Home: A Novel

By Cara Hunter
Read by Lee Ingleby  and Emma Cunniffe

Penguin Audio
9.51 Hours Unabridged
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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 ten, 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 And then there's Daisy's little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative .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.

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Summary

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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 ten, 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 And then there's Daisy's little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative .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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
Great characters, engrossing story and a twist at the end I did not see coming. Marika Cobbold, author of Frozen Music
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, author of The Girl with No Past and While You Were Sleeping
This well-written psychological drama will keep you guessing until the very end. Book Reporter
[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, author of After We Fall
Hunter does a masterly job of building tension and keeping the reader guessing to the very end. Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Cara Hunter

Author Bio: Cara Hunter

Cara Hunter is the pen-name of an established British novelist who lives and works in Oxford. She also studied for a degree and PhD in English literature at Oxford University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 9.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English