They know who did it. Perhaps not consciously. Perhaps not yet. But they know. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her familys 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 Daisys family is certainly strangeher mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then theres Daisys little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative . . . DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but its as if she disappeared into thin airno one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal....
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Close to Home (DI Adam Fawley #1) Reviews
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Close To Home follows Detective Inspector Adam Fawley and his search for missing 8 year old Daisy. As is often the case, the kidnapper may be closer to home than everyone thinks, and Adam is tasked with finding out who lying.
Adam Fawley is a dynamic leading man. He's charismatic, likable and obviously good at his job. I liked that. Too many times in novels like this we see police officers who are so incompetent its a miracle they ev ...more
For a debut novel I have to say that I am very impressed. This is book 1 in the DI Adam Fawley series and I look forward to reading more.
During an evening barbecue it appears 8 year old Daisy Mason vanishes into thin air. Even her own parents can't recall the last time they saw her that evening. Now DI Adam Fawley and his team need to put the puzzle pieces together in order to save Daisy before it's too late.
In interviewing the parents DI Fawley can't help but to wonder what they may be hiding ...more
Close to Home is the first in a new series – yay, a series that I can follow from the beginning and not have to play catch up with – and I will certainly will be following this one!
Eight year old Daisy Mason has disappeared during an evening BBQ at the family home in Oxford. When DI Adam Fawley arrives during the night to take statements and to begin the investigation, my hackles were raised immediately – not with him but with the mother when she asks him to take his shoes off before stepping in ...more
Promising new police procedural series about the disappearance of an eight-year-old girl. Close to Home offers compelling characters, an unpredictable mystery, and some surprising twists and turns.
When 8-year-old Daisy Mason is reported missing, DI Adam Fawley and the team are called in to investigate. Daisy was last seen at a neighborhood barbecue wearing a daisy costume. As Fawley and his team investigate, they quickly learn that the Mason’s carefully crafted personas are nothing more than ...more
With thanks to Netgalley and Viking for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.
Eight year old Daisy Mason vanished during her parents fancy dress/summer barbeque. Her parents Sharon and Barry did not see Daisy arrive home after school but both heard her music playing upstairs. Neither parent spoke to Daisy during the party but they did see her playing with the other kids.
When DI Fawley and his team visited the scene he found the parents less then co-operative. Sharon was very abrupt ...more
During a costume party at her home, 8-year old Daisy Mason disappears. The entire family acts strange. The mother is obsessed with appearances. The father is coldly distant. And the 10-year old boy seems a bit too withdrawn and quiet. DI Adam Fawley knows something is amiss and he is determined to find out what happened to the bubbly, beautiful little girl. Did someone in her family do her harm? Has she been abducted? Did a stranger do this, or someone else at the party? Little does he know just ...more
There are so many crime books on the market that involve children going missing, that I sometimes find myself picking them up with a “sigh” partly because I read so many crime thrillers it also means I’ve read lots of “children go missing” books. So for a book to stand out with this theme it has to be more than a “just so” read, it’s got to have an element of surprise or the “shock factor”, so when I picked up Close To Home I wasn’t convinced this book would have much more to offer than many oth ...more
I feel like I've hit the jackpot lately because I've read so many excellent novels! Why aren't more people talking about this book? I'm blown away and likely can't wait for book 2 to make it to the states, so I'll be purchasing off of Book Depository. Fantastic debut that completely had me fooled; I did not guess the ending in any way, shape or form. Highly recommended and full review to come!
Content warning for mentions of child abuse, child pornography, and murder (thought not graphically desc ...more