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The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter - Review

Thursday, November 26, 2020


As you'll already know, I really love Cara Hunter's DI Adam Fawley books, which are set in Oxford and centre around Fawley and his team. I always really look forward to a new book, and this time I was lucky enough to be invited to be an early reader of this one via Netgalley. So my many thanks go to Penguin Random House for letting me read this. I received a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes, but was not otherwise compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

The book starts just a few weeks after the end of the last one, All the Rage. Alex, Adam's wife, is now eight months pregnant and she feels like someone is watching her. She keeps seeing a white van outside the house, and is convinced it's to do with Gavin Parrie, the 'Roadside Rapist' from previous books who is now out on licence. 

Meanwhile, Ev and Quinn are called to one of the Oxford colleges, where a student called Caleb Morgan makes an allegation of sexual assault by one of his professors. Marina Fisher is very well thought of and very high up in her profession. Caleb has been babysitting her child Tobin, and was there on the night that he alleges he was sexually assaulted.

Fawley's team start out investigating the assault. Then a woman's body turns up on a railway line nearby, and although it is staged to look like a suicide, it soon becomes clear she's been murdered. The team starts to look into her life, but things become more complicated when Adam himself comes under suspicion.

There's so many twists and turns in this book and I loved every single one of them. I did guess a couple but was kept surprised too. I really think Cara Hunter has such a good way of making us love all the characters and of weaving all the storylines together. I think this is the best of her books so far, and I am so excited for what's coming next. 

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