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IN THE DARK de Cara Hunter

The much-anticipated follow-up to Close To Home, a tightly plotted, nail-biting novel in the new DI Fawley crime series sold at auction to Viking UK in a 3-book deal

by Cara Hunter
June 2018

In a respectable Oxford neighbourhood, an investment banker’s basement renovation goes wrong when a dividing wall collapses and the builders discover a young woman and a child held captive in the basement next door. The woman and child are hospitalised as harrowing details of their incarceration emerge: she has been held captive for over five years giving birth to her child in the basement, but neither are able to speak of their ordeal. It’s only when DI Adam Fawley hears about the case that a link is made between it and a case he was involved in many years before. Hannah Gardiner, a local journalist and her four-year-old son Toby went missing on Siddenham Clumps in an unsolved case that made headlines all over the country. Fawley always knew there was something else that was eluding them about the Gardiner case. And now he’s wondering if he might just have found it…

Cara Hunter studied English at Oxford returning to complete a doctorate on Samuel Richardson.

CLOSE TO HOME de Cara Hunter

The first in a new series of crime novels all set in Oxford, a deft psychological crime novel about a missing child, brilliantly plotted and with shocking twists and turns

by Cara Hunter
Viking UK, January 2018
Agent: Johnson & Alcock

When 8-year-old Daisy Mason goes missing Detective Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten it’s 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  And then there’s Daisy’s little brother – so withdrawn and uncommunicative…
Fawley is recovering from a recent personal tragedy and is all too familiar with the telltale signs of an unhappy family.  As the Masons come under closer scrutiny, secrets begin to unravel and accusations fly.  But will the unfolding drama and scandal bring the police any closer to the truth?

Cara Hunter is the pen name of an award-winning, internationally published writer of historical mysteries.