In The Dark - Cara Hunter
Reading Challenge Category: Needed to read this before I read the 3rd book in the series obtained from Netgalley
A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive. No one knows who they are - the woman can't speak, and there are no missing persons reports that match their profile. The elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before. The inhabitants of the quiet Oxford street are in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? But DI Adam Fawley knows that nothing is impossible. And that no one is as innocent as they seem . . .
Cara Hunter is a labyrinth mastermind! This book had so many twists and turns; I don’t know how she kept track of what she was writing about! She must have had one hell of a plot board with pins and strings everywhere to keep control of her story. Whatever she did it worked as not once did I get lost in what was happening, it was a complicated story, but it was so well written that I knew what was happening, I knew when things changed, and I was able to keep up. Sometimes these twists can go so wrong, and you have to think ‘ok let’s just go with this as I’m sort of getting it’, but not with Hunter, you knew exactly what was going on, and you could even pick up a few of the clues along the way. However, not enough to be able to solve the crime yourself, well I couldn’t anyway! I’d really enjoyed her first book “Close to Home’, and this book really develops on the police team that you met in that book. So even though this is a stand-alone crime story, you need to have read the first book to know what is happening with these characters to fully enjoy the story. Hence the reason I read this one before I read the third book of hers that I have received as an ARC from Netgalley. Overall, this is a fantastic book, and just like the first book, the last few pages leave you with your mouth hanging open in shock and screaming at the book!