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Hope to Die

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We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. As I got further in the book I think I struggled with the format and the addition of newspaper articles, police interviews and similar information. There are some new characters in this book and some of the characters from the previous books play only a minor role but it's still a terrific read. As the police investigate we discover the Swann's are indeed hiding a secret from their past and are not the bland couple they appear to be.

stars - this was a real page turner but it was more the format than the storyline that had me hooked. When the police discover a connection to a high-profile case from years ago, involving a child's murder and an alleged miscarriage of justice, the press go wild.Considerei o mistério inicial muito interessante, a temática central sempre atual, a protagonista detestável, todos os detalhes da personalidade bem construídos, no entanto, esperava um desfecho mais inesperado.

I think there is some benefit in reading at least one of the other books first for character development and to maximise the enjoyment of the story, however, each of the stories has its uniqueness. Cara Hunter also makes great use of some literary / publishing mechanics that really embellish and enhance the overall impact of the book.It probably helps that the setting is local to me so I can really see what's going on but also because the main characters, our well known group dynamic, are so brilliantly drawn and relatable. six in the DI Adam Fawley series – Hope to Die – as I’ve been a big fan of Cara Hunter’s from book one, and never miss an instalment. When the police arrive and knock at the door,at first no one answers then the door is opened by pensioner Richard.

I was also really intrigued to learn that the story is inspired by a real life case in Australia which for me made the story even more compelling. Fawley finds himself interviewing Camilla in prison and she truly is just as slippery and unhelpful as reported in her original interviews.

The author helpfully provides a little background of the central characters at the start of the book, a great touch which shows thoughtfulness to her audience. As the story goes on it is easy to actually feel kind of sorry for Richard, while Margaret was harder to read and definitely seemed to be holding something back. The murder leads Fawley to a convoluted investigation from the past, and a family torn apart by a devastating crime involving the disappearance of a child. This was my first Cara Hunter novel and the way it's written is completely different to most of the other crime and police procedural novels I've read. I don’t believe in some of the characters and find Fawley to be one of the weakest - I wonder why his are the only entries which are preceded by his name, is it because he has a very indistinct voice and we might not know it was him?

And, what does it have to do with a shocking, sensational crime from the late 90’s, that’s recently been turned into a Netflix’s documentary series? Unlike The Last Housewife which boasted a "podcast" element aka basic transcription formatting, Hunter goes above and beyond.Written like others in the series, with lots of police interviews and TV scripts amongst other formats making up the bulk of the text. they make some shocking discoveries and my jaw literally drops on occasions and possibly the odd little naughty may be uttered at some of the explosive revelations. After the previous book, Fawley's personal and professional life is far more settled, there is joy to be found in baby daughter, Lily Rose, for both him and his wife, Alex, and he is more focused on fulfilling his ambitions for his police career. However, the identification of the killer and reason why all seems to be described in somewhat of a rush, leaving the reader slightly deflated. If you’ve never read the series then don’t worry as the author has included an excellent summary at the beginning.

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