Close to Home: The 'impossible to put down' Richard & Judy Book Club thriller pick 2018 (DI Fawley)

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Close to Home: The 'impossible to put down' Richard & Judy Book Club thriller pick 2018 (DI Fawley)

Close to Home: The 'impossible to put down' Richard & Judy Book Club thriller pick 2018 (DI Fawley)

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Despite tearing through this highly readable novel I was less enamoured by the generalisations blatantly obvious from outset and the attitude that financially challenged parents who haven’t had the benefit of higher education themselves would be so hostile towards their own children with a propensity to learn and a desire to do so.

Eight-year-old Daisy Mason goes missing from her Oxford home during a party to celebrate the end of the school year. A me issue, I get that, but I am sooo hoping this isn't consistent with her other work because I am DEFINITELY getting book 2! The way the investigation is portrayed also means we get a strong sense of how much of police work is luck, how easy it is for detectives to miss key information simply by not asking exactly the right question or by assuming a fact without checking.

There’s nothing ground breaking about this book but it’s excellently plotted and you really need to know what comes next. Dragged through the Twittersphere, the Mason’s are found guilty in the eyes of the public but many questions remain: Where is Daisy?

Everyone carries their weight and the procedurals are highly interesting, causing me to have a tough time finding a breaking point. Fawley is a likable lead, and I am curious to learn more about him, as well as more about some of the other characters that play a role. This was an incredibly interesting story that could have taken predictable paths but fortunately offered something different.To fire up the suspense, Hunter uses social media feeds, newspaper reports, and the usual police inquiries. This is definitely trial by social media, with many of the posts making serious accusations without anything material with which to back up those accusations. And, DI Fawley is tasked with finding out where 8 year old Daisy Mason has vanished to in the first installment of this police procedural. BUT- although I got to know DI Adam Fawley, I can not name all of his team, because, I wasn’t riveted and I found myself easily distracted! Parecían más conversaciones creadas por Cleverbot, o comentarios diseñados por empresas, o por sitios engañosos, que hacen publicidad usando perfiles falsos en diferentes sitios web.

As the team delve into Daisy's life and her family, it soon becomes clear that they are a dysfunctional family mired in secrets and lies. It’s light on the procedural with interview transcripts, a Find Daisy Mason Facebook page complete with comments, and a “Trial by Twitter” where Supporters and Trolls all weigh in on the guilt or innocence of Daisy’s Mom, Sharon and Daisy’s Daddy, Barry. All the while we learn a little more about their inner lives and personalities, setting us up nicely for further instalments. this book was more confusing than mysterious or thrilling, and i ended up just really not caring about what follows Detective Investigator (i'm making that up, kinda) Adam Fawley, in the most procedural murder book of all time.

there were twists, kind of, but the twists were more just discoveries of evidence and who cares about that. Cara introduces modern sources of information gathering including Twitter feeds, police interview reports, transcribed phone discussions etc. Nothing is as first appears in this investigation, but ( through flashbacks ) we gradually gain insight into this very complex family, and what led to Daisy's disappearance, though what actually happened to her isn't revealed until the very end of the book. Tampoco me gustó que se presentaran tantas casualidades para forzar a que el misterio se resolviera «mágicamente».This is the ideal crime thriller for those times when you want to immerse yourself in plot: the written equivalent of a gripping police drama series that you'd end up tearing through in one sitting if you had the box-set. DI Adam Fawley is in charge of the missing girl investigation but those who know him think that's probably not a good idea. El nombre de la saga hace referencia al inspector Adam Fawley, pero Daisy es el centro de todo, no el inspector. So far the premise all sounds pretty conventional but Cara Hunter gives the novel a very distinctive feel with a fly on the wall level of insight into a real-time police investigation which prioritises action over analysis and ensures rapid-fire plot development. I did find that without the male gaze descriptions, I would've assumed all the police characters were female (don't come for me with the this is sexist nonsense).

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