Publication: 29th April 2021 – Penguin Books UK
An attractive student. An older professor.
Think you know the story? Think again.
THE NEW UP-ALL-NIGHT THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER CARA HUNTER, PERFECT FOR FANS OF LINE OF DUTY
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 realise is that someone is watching.
And they have a plan to put Fawley out of action for good…
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Whole Truth, the thrilling new novel by Cara Hunter.
In the fifth book in the terrific DI Adam Fawley series, Adam and his team are called to investigate a delicate case. A college student accuses his professor of sexual assault, while she claims that she doesn’t remember what happened. In the meantime, when an apparent suicide turns into homicide, the team’s loyalty and trust toward Fawley is tested and a true crime podcast threatens to reveal the truth about an old case that involves Alex, Adam’s wife.
I ADORED The Whole Truth! What a read! First of all, we learn more about the characters’ personal lives. Adam is worried about his wife pregnancy. Her age, the stress of their son’s death a few years back, the resurface of an old case, and Alex’s claim that someone is watching them don’t make for an easy time. DC Quinn is still trying to prove himself from a mistake in a previous case and, for once, he is in a stable relationship. DC Verity Everett is worried about her father’s declining health. DC Erica Somer is struggling with choices she has to make. Luckily, DS Chris Gislingham is there holding the fort for everyone.
And the plot is gripping and intriguing. I raced through it. I read it during a busy time and I tried to sneak in a few pages every time I could and I stayed up late at night to finish reading it! This series written by Cara Hunter is one of my favourite, I always look forward to the next book, and The Whole Truth is probably the best so far, although the previous books are close behind. The twists, the suspense and the tension, the mystery, the wondering (did he do it? did she do it?), the addictive writing, the incredible and complex characters kept me on the edge of my seat and made it impossible to put the book down. A must-read!
A huge huge thank you to Ellie and Viking Books for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a proof of this gripping novel.
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Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels Close to Home, In the Dark, No Way Out and All the Rage, all featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019. No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Cara’s novels have sold more than a million copies worldwide, and the TV rights to the series have now been acquired by the Fremantle group. She lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.