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Cara Hunter is a British Sunday Times bestselling author of mystery, thriller and crime fiction novels.

Close to Home (2018), a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards, while No Way Out (2019) was picked by the Sunday Times as among the 100 best crime novels since 1945.

Her books have sold more than a million copies across the globe, with the TV rights to her DI Adam Fawley Series acquired by the Fremantle group.

Cara, who currently lives in an Oxford neighborhood not very different from the ones in her novels, holds a degree and PhD in English literature from Oxford University.

More about Cara Hunter

Genres: Crime Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

United Kingdom

Non Series

  • Murder in the Family (2023)

DI Adam Fawley Books

  1. Close to Home (2018)
  2. In the Dark (2018)
  3. No Way Out (2019)
  4. All The Rage (2020)
  5. The Whole Truth (2021)
  6. Hope to Die (2022)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Murder in the Family


Can you solve the case before they do?

Welcome to Infamous: a true-crime TV series where a team of experts revisit the case that gripped the nation: the brutal murder of Luke Ryder.

His murder has never been solved.

In December 2003, Ryder was found dead, bludgeoned, in the back garden of his family home.

Nobody saw anything.

Now, new evidence has come to light.

The case that stumped police will finally be solved – Luke’s stepson, Guy Howard, just 10 years old at the time of the murder, has brought together a team of experts to review the evidence and find the killer.

The key players will be reunited.

Secrets will be revealed – live on camera.

The family will speak.

But who do you think is telling the truth?

Author: Cara Hunter
First Release: 2023
ISBN: 978-0008530020
Publisher: Harper Collins

DI Adam Fawley Books

Close to Home

"How can a child just mysteriously disappear?"

When eight-year-old Daisy Mason mysteriously disappears from a family party in Oxford, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley is brought in to unravel the mystery.

Although nobody in the sleepy suburban settlement claims to have seen anything, DI Fawley believes that a member of the family could be responsible.

From Daisy’s mother, who seems to be hiding something, to her detached father and her unresponsive younger brother, the Mason family is quite strange.

That can only mean one thing: someone is hiding something.

Will DI Fawley uncover it before it’s too late?

Author: Cara Hunter
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0143131052
Publisher: Penguin Books
In the Dark

A woman and a child, hardly living, are discovered locked in a basement, with their identities unknown.

The woman can barely speak, they have no missing persons report, and the old man who owns the house insists that he has never laid eyes on them before.

The discovery leaves the residents of the sleepy street in disbelief.

How could all this have happened without their knowledge?

Although everyone is in shock, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that in the seedy world of crime, anything is possible.

And as he digs deeper, Fawley will uncover links to a cold case about another youthful woman and child who mysteriously vanished.

Author: Cara Hunter
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0241283202
Publisher: Penguin Books
No Way Out

Christmas is here but there is nothing festive about this holiday season.

Two children have just been removed from the ruins of their home after a tragic fire ravaged their house in North Oxford.

The toddler didn’t make it out alive, while his brother is in a critical state.

Why were these two young children left without any supervision?

Where is their mother? Why isn’t their father responding to phone calls?

While working on the case, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley makes a sickening discovery.

The fire was everything but an accident.

A deranged killer roams the streets, and it’s his job to stop them before more lives are lost.

Author: Cara Hunter
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0241283493
Publisher: Penguin Books
All The Rage

When a girl is abducted in Oxford, everyone fears for the worst.

This however isn’t like any other kidnapping, as the abducted girl manages to escape.

When Faith Appleford was brutally abducted and taken to an unknown location, she somehow managed to run away.

Nevertheless, she not only refuses to go to court, but also doesn’t want to reveal the identity of her captor.

DC Erica Somer however knows that Faith is hiding something.

With evidence scarce, the case might not go anywhere.

But what if Faith's captor makes a second attempt?

Will DI Adam Fawley and DC Erica Somer be there to save the day?

Author: Cara Hunter
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0241985113
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Whole Truth

She has everything at stake; he has everything to lose. But one of them is lying, all the same.

When an Oxford student accuses one of the university's professors of sexual assault, DI Adam Fawley's team think they've heard it all before. But they couldn't be more wrong.

Because this time, the predator is a woman and the shining star of the department, and the student a six-foot male rugby player.

Soon DI Fawley and his team are up against the clock to figure out the truth. What they don't realize is that someone is watching.

And they have a plan to put Fawley out of action for good...

Author: Cara Hunter
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0241985137
Publisher: Penguin
Hope to Die

Midnight. A callout to an isolated farm outside Oxford. A body, shot at point blank range in the kitchen.

It looks like a burglary gone wrong, but DC Adam Fawley suspects there's something more to it. Who exactly was the aggressor here?

When the police discover a connection to a high-profile case from years ago, involving a child's murder and an alleged miscarriage of justice, the press go wild.

Suddenly Fawley's team are under more scrutiny than ever before. And when you dig up the past, you're sure to find a few skeletons....

Author: Cara Hunter
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-0241990162
Publisher: Penguin