I have been rushing to finish a book so that I could write about in this week’s Reading Roundup, but realised that I was spoiling the ending for myself. So, this post will be about one book this week and I will add that book to the next Reading Roundup post.
The book I am writing about today is Close to Home by Cara Hunter (DI Adam Fawley #01). Here is the blurb:
SOMEONE TOOK DAISY MASON… SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
HOW CAN A CHILD GO MISSING WITHOUT A TRACE?
Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a family 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 the nine times out of ten, it’s someone the victim knew.
That means someone is lying…
And that Daisy’s time is running out.
And this is the quick review which uploaded to Goodreads:
Close to Home by Cara Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A fairly complex police investigation of a missing child. Many of the characters were well-drawn, others were just an interchangeable set of names. The main character, DI Adam Fawley, was interesting with a tragic back-story. I found the interjections of past events rather jarring and they interrupted the flow of the plot.
The book was easy and quick to read, despite the bleak themes, and held my interest all the way through to the surprising end. I certainly enjoyed the book enough to immediately search our Library Service’s ebook catalogue for more books in the series and was very pleased to find that there are several available. The next book has been reserved!
As you see, my experience with such a dark and serious book last week made me turn to crime! The book which I haven’t quite finished is Absolute Proof by Peter James – here is the cover:
As soon as I have finished reading the book, I will write it up ready for next week.
Happy Reading to you all!
Love and best wishes,