An attractive student. An older professor. Think you know the story? Think again.
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…
What I Thought:
The dreaming spires of Oxford are once again touched by crime in The Whole Truth, the fifth book in the Adam Fawley series from Cara Hunter.
Fawley and the team at St. Aldate’s Police Station are thrust into the the middle of a high-profile investigation where perpetrator and victim both have a lot to lose – but as they investigate, Fawley is forced to confront his own past in the most dramatic way.
This book is another stellar installment in the Adam Fawley series – Cara Hunter uses traditional storytelling in combination with text messages, podcast transcripts and Twitter comments to pull together an intricate and gripping story which is, I think, the best one yet in the series.
Although this book is part of a series, I appreciated the character recap at the front of the book which will allow anyone to drop in to this book and get going straight away. Having said that, though, if you have read the other books in the series, you’ll find the pay off in this one immensely rewarding!
The main cast of characters has grown since the first novel, but they are really well-balanced as a team, and there is something to admire even in those whose behaviour has let them down in the past…there’s hope for them to redeem theselves at least.
In a market that is jam-packed with crime novels, the Fawley series is a real standout, and I can’t wait to see what Cara Hunter has in store for Fawley and his team next!
The Whole Truth is published by Penguin Books.
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Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.