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.
No Way Out is the third in the DI Adam Fawley series, I have enjoyed the first two immensely and this one kept me glued to the pages till the early hours.
The story opens with a house fire in which two young children are involved, this is such a heartbreaking start, but I was immediately immersed as we discover that it was deliberate and not some tragic accident.
The story moves along at a fast pace, with Fawley and his team trying to piece together the family's lives, where are the parents is the first of many questions going forward.
Interspersed with the investigation we're given glimpses of the family's life in the weeks and months leading up to the fateful fire, all it not as it seems, and I thought I knew where it was going but, of course, author Cara Hunter keeps the guessing game going with twists and turns.
Alongside the narrative, there are newspaper reports, together with comment tweets on the reports, enabling us to get a feel for the way the case is perceived by the general public and to feel involved. I really liked this style of writing and thought it worked really well.
Good characterisation, loved the interaction between the colleagues, there is mention of past cases but no spoilers, I was hooked after the first page, full of little teasers and clues along the way, lies and secrets, I thoroughly enjoyed this riveting thriller, and was kept guessing till the end.
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