Summary

Hope to Die takes readers into a fascinating investigation where DNA evidence is leveraged to unravel a complex case with links to the past.

5-STAR REVIEW: HOPE TO DIE by Cara Hunter

The Description

 DI Fawley Series: Book 6
Publication Date: June 11, 2024

Self-defense or murder? In the continuation of one of Britain’s most popular crime series from Cara Hunterthe author of the instant New York Times bestseller Murder in the FamilyDI Fawley returns to determine if someone has staged a crime scene in connection with another homicide from years past.

Midnight. A grisly murder scene at isolated farm on the outskirts of Oxford.

A man lies dead in the kitchen—shot point blank. The farm’s elderly owners claim the shooting was self-defense against a burglar. But something about the crime scene doesn’t sit right with DI Adam Fawley, whose gut tells him there’s more to their story. If the victim came to rob the house, why wasn’t he wearing gloves or carrying tools? Why didn’t the owner of the house call the police right after the shooting? Why did his wife wash his blood splattered clothes immediately?

Digging deeper, the police realize this is no ordinary burglary gone wrong. There’s an unmistakable link to an infamous case from years earlier involving a child’s murder and an alleged miscarriage of justice. When the news leaks out, the press goes wild.

Suddenly Fawley’s team are under tremendous pressure to crack the case—and to bring one formidable criminal to justice.The Review

When officers respond to an emergency call, they find a man rendered unidentifiable by a fatal gunshot and an elderly man who claims he shot an intruder.

On the surface, that might seem like an open-and-shut case. However, author Cara Hunter knows how to take a story to the next level by ramping up the psychological component.

Hope to Die is the newest installment in the DI Adam Farley thriller series. For those new to the series, the author gives a summary of the police characters, which she updates for both the old and new faces. The continuity of characters throughout the series is impressive because it allows readers to see how the characters have grown.

In what may be the most challenging case yet, Farley and his team discover the old couple involved in the shooting are tied to a 15-year-old trial. The events surrounding the trial are included as a backstory since they impact the current case. From court testimony to the Netflix documentary of the case, readers get plenty of information to mull over as they try to make connections between past and present.

In true investigative fashion, as one clue is found, more questions pop up. The new team members hit their stride with the rest of the unit as they navigate personal and professional challenges.

Hope to Die takes readers into a fascinating investigation where DNA evidence is leveraged to unravel a complex case with links to the past.Buy Links

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About The AuthorCara Hunter is the author of instant New York Times bestselling thriller Murder in the Family as well as the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Of those novels, Close to Home was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019 and No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Cara’s books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. She lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.

 

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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.

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Hope to Die takes readers into a fascinating investigation where DNA evidence is leveraged to unravel a complex case with links to the past.5-STAR REVIEW: HOPE TO DIE by Cara Hunter