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Cara Hunter

  • Publication date: January 2018
  • Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP
  • Country: GB
  • 416 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Detective novel


  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom
  • Themes: FAMILY, Family secrets, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation


Series following Detective Inspector Adam Fawley, with a focus on family drama, centering on Fawley and his team in Oxford. In Book 1, when 8-year-old Daisy Mason goes missing, Detective Adam Fawley leads the investigation that reveals the dark secrets behind the perfect middle-class appearance of Daisy’s family.


Shortlisted for The British Book Awards' Books of the Year, category : Crime & Thriller

750,000 copies sold in the UK across the first three titles.

Translation Rights Sold: Sweden, France, US, Germany, Norway, China, Greece, Russia, Taiwan, Hungary, Poland; Norway, World Portuguese, Italy, Spain, Denmark

Series. CLOSE TO HOME was the first book, published in 2018. Book four, ALL THE RAGE is to be published October 2019.

Cara Hunter is a writer of crime books.



Daisy Mason disappears during a fancy party hosted by her family. When Detective Fawley starts investigating, he has his mind set on the family. It's almost always the family.

Every member of the Mason clan could be the culprit. There is the obsessed-with-appearance mother, Sharon, the cold and defensive father, Barry, and the over-secretive older brother Leo.

Detective Adam Fawley has his own suffering on his mind: his son has just died and he is overwhelmed with grief.

Who kidnapped Daisy, and why?

Reports on book 1 available
Book 2, 3 and 4

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  • Author’s biography

    Cara Hunter is a writer who lives in Oxford, in a street not unlike those featured in her series of crime books. Close to Home, her debut featuring DI Adam Fawley and his team of detectives, was published by Viking in December 2017, and nominated for the Crime and Thriller Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. The three novels in the DI Fawley series have to date sold over 750,000 copies in the UK, and been published in 24 territories.