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  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241283097
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

Close to Home

The 'impossible to put down' Richard & Judy Book Club thriller pick 2018



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.

  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241283097
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Close to Home

Close to Home is an utterly immersive story that pulls you into the heart of a search for a missing child. Compulsive, with an ending you will not see coming

Emma Kavanagh

One of the best crime thrillers I have ever read!

Kathryn Croft

Close To Home hit the ground running and didn't stop right until the final page...the last twist was a genuine stroke of genius... sets the bar for new crime writers

John Marrs, author of The One

I finished Close to Home in one sitting! Such a cleverly written, chilling and twisty read

Nuala Ellwood

THE HOTTEST NEW CRIME SERIES OF 2018 From a ferocious new talent, this pulse-pounding race against time to find a missing girl will be loved by fans of Susie Steiner, Tana French and Ruth Rendell.

From the publishers

A thrilling opener to a hugely promising new series, with a cop who sidesteps all of those weary 'maverick' tropes while staying kind, compassionate, clever and just that bit out of the ordinary

Alison Graham, Radio Times

A mazey, gripping read

Ian Rankin

'a gripping page turner'


Hunter has a keen sense of contemporary mores...The most compelling thing about the novel is its portrait of a self-absorbed mother whose inability to love her children leads to a breathtaking denouement.

Sunday Times

Cara Hunter has written like a pro, with admirable command of pace and rising tension

The Times

Cara Hunter's writing....lifts this from a run-of-the-mill crime thriller to a gripping page-turner. The result is an immersive experience, with many twists and turns. Compulsivereading


'In this gripping mystery, Hunter keeps her readers guessing about Daisy's fate until the last page.'

Daily Express

Close to Home had me so gripped I couldn't put this chilling book down. Cara Hunter is a masterful storyteller

Sarah Ward, author of 'In Bitter Chill'

I absolute loved how [Close to Home] was written - reminding me of the TV programme Broadchurch. A fast-paced, twisty-turny debut that had me dying to know whodunnit

Mel Sheratt

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