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 And then theres Daisys little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative .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
Last night, 8-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from her parents summer party. No on saw anything- at least that's what they are saying. DI Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But nine times out of ten, it's someone the victim knew. Someone is lying and Daisy's time is running out.
This fast paced well plotted novel kept me on the edge of my seat, urging DI Adam Fawley and his team to find Daisy. There are lots of twists in this intense psychological thriller. I was constantly changing my mind ...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
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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
Close To Home
This was a cracker! Set in Oxford with the maze of the city’s streets very apparent – even more so in this case of a missing child, the case starts as one missing child case and then turns into quite something else. The author is very good at making you think one thing, taking you down one path before saying – nope – not that way. This was really entertaining for that reason and makes you feel part of the investigation. With some very infamous cases of missing children still fresh o ...more
Wow! This was one heck of a pacy, thrilling ride.
This is the first in a new series of detective novels and opens right in the thick of the action. A child has gone missing from a family barbecue and the story gallops right out of the blocks from here and never lets up until the final furlong.
This is fast paced, twisty and thrilling and the story meanders along a path littered with red herrings to keep us all guessing at what is actually going on. I did at one point speculate the correct solutio ...more
♥ this book!! Can't wait for the next one in the series. Great characters and story.. and the audio was fantastic.. highly recommend! ...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
Close to Home is book #1 in the DI Adam Fawley series. This was a great read that I would have given a 5* rating, but because I found the Twitter and Facebook entries very boring, annoying and distracting to read, I'm only giving a 4* rating. I guess some readers may disagree with me about the tweets etc.
Close to Home is about the disappearance of an 8 year old girl called Daisy Mason from her Oxford home. The Mason family are dysfunctional and basically the parents don't give one iota about the ...more