It’s one of the most disturbing cases DI Fawley has ever worked.
The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life.
Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother, and why is their father not answering his phone?
Then new evidence is discovered, and DI Fawley’s worst nightmare comes true.
Because this fire wasn’t an accident. It was murder.
And the killer is still out there…
What I Thought:
With every volume of the Adam Fawley series, it becomes easier to recommend it as a must-read. Having read all of the books in the series, I’m happy to say that No Way Out is the best yet!
Adam Fawley returns with his team still suffering the fallout from events in book 2, In The Dark. Although there are tensions in the team from this earlier outing, you can easily read No Way Out on its own merits as it is only briefly referred to, and then backed up with a small amount of recapping.
There is an excellent mix of characters who have their own reasons for reacting the way they do to a fatal house fire involving the death of a young child. There are differing levels of professionalism and conflict within the team, but they are united in finding out what happened and who was responsible for the explosive start to the book (literally!).
I find Cara Hunter’s books excellent in their mix of straight up prose, and also clippings of interview transcripts, twitter postings and local news articles. It allows a lot of pertinent information to be summarised, without characters having to recap, or tell each other something in an unnatural way. It’s very cleverly done and can lead the reader up the garden path too…
In all three of the Adam Fawley books, the crimes have been very well set up, and all with a major twist. You have to applaud Cara Hunter for being able to write such a left-field twist, while all the evidence is really in plain view – there is nothing that you couldn’t have guessed at yourself if you go back over the book in detail, but so far I have failed to guess the true outcome of each title!
As I said, I definitely recommend the Adam Fawley series – I can’t wait to find out what the next novel has in store.
No Way Out is published by Penguin.
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Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are, as ever, my own.