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In the Dark by Cara Hunter - Review

Thursday, July 18, 2019

I reserved the second in this series at my local library, since I've already read the first and third ones. I am really enjoying this new detective series and am really looking forward to the next one.

In this book, a man is refurbishing a house and his builders go into the cellar. There's a problem with the party wall and in frustration he knocks part of it away, going through to next door. Then, in the cellar next door, he sees the faces of a young woman, and a small child.

They've been locked in the cellar for what looks like years. The woman can't speak and she also appears to reject the child. The elderly man who lives in the house, Dr Harper, is frail and suffering from Alzheimers. He has no recollection of the woman and child, but is he covering up his crimes? DI Adam Fawley and his team are back on the case.

Meanwhile, the house in question backs on to the house of a woman who also went missing a couple of years ago. Someone else came under suspicion then, but nothing ever happened and her body was never found. Adam is determined to find out what happened to her and how her toddler ended up abandoned several miles away.

There's all kinds of red herrings and loose threads in this book, as per usual, and I really liked it. There's less of the reporting and comments from the general public, which I have to say I liked more. I'm giving this five out of five as it was my favourite so far.

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