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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Close to Home by Cara Hunter, read by Emma Cunniffe and Lee Ingleby. Featuring 37 cameo voices, including Cara Hunter.

How can a child vanish without a trace?

Last night, 8-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that in nine cases out of ten, it's someone close to the victim.

When a pair of bloody tights is discovered, Fawley's worst suspicions are concerned.

Someone knows where Daisy is.
And her time is running out.

Introducing DI Fawley and his team of Oxford detectives, Close to Home is the first in the new crime series readers and authors are raving about.

©2017 Cara Hunter (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

Critic reviews

"A mazy, gripping read." (Ian Rankin)
"One of the best crime thrillers I have ever read." (Kathryn Croft)
"The last twist was a genuine stroke of genius." (John Marrs)

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Such a rollercoaster ride

This book has been one of the best books I have read for ages. An avid detective/thriller reader I get through so many. Only a few in years do you come across such a great read. This book has everything and is also just the right amount. Some can overdo things , go on or some finish and you say where is the ending. Not this you have a puzzle with twists and turns as you go This is not a straight forward detective who done it and why. You have storie within story and one minute you think it’s part solved it’s just ripped out beneath you and it follows another path. Also as I said deep character stories even in within each side detective and main event. Then twists at the end yet again. This book had me wanting never to put it down and when I wasn’t reading I wish I was. I’m definitely going to hunt out and read everything this author has done. I’m very picky with narration voices too and this was so well chosen and a match made in heaven not just thrown together. Thank you for such a great read I’m sad it had to end.

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Very enjoyable

Will be looking out for the next one. Did not see ending coming , cleverly written and well read

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great book

loved it couldn't stop listening can't wait for her next book it had a lot of twists

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GRIPING

Great listen, held attention from beginning to end with a twist in the tail. Looking forward to next book in series.

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Real intriguing mystery

I just couldn’t stop listening to this heart stopping heartfelt book. The narration was excellent and the twists turns red herrings numerous! Also the lead detective’s own background was another mystery you were intrigued by. Can’t wait to get another by this author.

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Mediocre

Was ok, jumps about quite a bit and the social media bits were annoying. I won't be buying anymore by this author.

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What a twist at the end!!!

Story was very engaging, kept me guessing as to who did it.
My only dislike was the constant Twitter references and if I had been reading this book I would have skipped these pages.
The actors reading the story were superb.

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lots of twists and turns.

great book, well written. Full of twists that keep you guessing right till the last page.

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Irritated

The story line was ok and narrator was ok but could not stand listening to the hash tags etc which went on for far too long. Can’t continue with this book...

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excellent

This book kept me returning to listen with great eagerness. Being from the area that the book is set I found it just that much more interesting as I could picture the setting with ease. The book has an interesting and very engaging plot that builds with consistency throughout. Some very good twists within the plot. However I was a bit shocked with the ending. But all in all a most enjoyable listen. The narrators were very easy to listen too however whilst listening I could only picture Endeavour Morse as the narrator sounded so much like him. Maybe it was that plus the Oxford connection that I enjoyed so much?

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  • 03-03-21

Complicated story with weak narration

I found this book really difficult to listen to. The narrators kept changing the voice volume so i had to adjust my headphones accordingly. It’s so tedious listening to verbatum Twitter feeds where the date, time, Twitterhandles (about 5 each time) and message was spelled out. The story was too complicated and fussy, the characters so thin. Sorry but this is a no for me.