Hope To Die by Cara Hunter (eARC Review)

Format Read: eBook (eARC)

Source: Publishers via NetGalley

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Triller

Publication Date: 18th August 2022

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

“When a body is found in a farmhouse in a gruesome state, DI Adam Fawley is one of the first on the scene. 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.

Can Fawley piece together the facts of history with the clues in the present? Sometimes the truth is the hardest answer to face up to…”

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My Thoughts

Hope To Die is the sixth book in the DI Fawley series. Which follows DI Fawley and his team as they are called to a scene after a young man is found shot in the kitchen of an old couple. However, the case gets complicated when they discover that the couple are not who they say they are, in fact they are linked to a case that happened years ago. (I won’t say too much more)

Although this is not as action packed or fast paced as some of the previous books in the series, the plot in this one is definitely more complex and cleverly written. There are plenty of red herrings that are perfectly placed to throw you off what is about to happen. One thing that has always been a favourite in all the books has been the variety of media formats Hunter uses during the investigations and it was great to see that she has continued to use them in this book too, for me it makes police procedurals more interesting and makes the cases feel more realistic.

It’s nice to see DI Adam Fawley and the team back together solving cases. It was also nice to see Fawley has some new team members. Yes at times I did find it difficult to remember all the new characters but I loved them. They are unique and well developed.

As I mentioned at the start this is the sixth book in the series but you could possibly read it as a standalone, especially as there is a quick character summer at the start of the book which is super useful. But personally I recommend you start the series from the beginning as get to know the characters much better.

Hope To Die was a great read and can’t wait to read the next book!! If you’re looking for a page turner with a complex yet absorbing police procedural plot, then I highly recommend this book and the rest of the books in this series.

A big thank you to the publisher Penguin Random House for inviting me to read this book and for providing me access to the eARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating


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