ABOUT THE BOOK
An attractive student. An older professor.
Think you know the story? Think again.
THE NEW UP-ALL-NIGHT THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER CARA HUNTER, PERFECT FOR FANS OF LINE OF DUTY
She has everything at stake; he has everything to lose. But one of them is lying, all the same.
When an Oxford student accuses one of the university’s professors of sexual assault, DI Adam Fawley’s team think they’ve heard it all before. But they couldn’t be more wrong.
Because this time, the predator is a woman and the shining star of the department, and the student a six-foot male rugby player.
Soon DI Fawley and his team are up against the clock to figure out the truth. What they don’t realise is that someone is watching.
And they have a plan to put Fawley out of action for good…
A glossary of the core characters is in the front of the book, which is very helpful.
This is the 5th book in the series, and what an incredible story it is. Well, it is two stories running side by side. DI Fawley and his team are called upon to investigate an alleged sexual assault of a student by a professor at Oxford University. They are shocked to find out that the Professor is a woman and the student a man.
Meanwhile, DI Adam Fawleys’ wife is growing increasingly edgy. The man that raped her, and murdered several young women, has been released from prison. It was while investigating that case that DI Fawley met his wife. Alex is heavily pregnant with their second child. Their first child had died tragically.
Well, this is a busy book with both stories having such powerful impacts. I liked how the story of the sexual assault investigation had me swaying between who to believe as they told of the events that night. The story switched to Alex, as she believed someone was watching her. Being advised to rest due to her pregnancy complications, she decided to investigate the rape case she had been a victim in herself, which almost cost her life. The man convicted had always shouted his innocence.
The story jumps off the scales as the unthinkable occurs. I felt numb and in shock. The story had gone from brilliant to nuclear. It was all I could think about. It is just superb writing, with superb characters, and an ending that is untouchable. Wow!
I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’m lucky enough to live in the city I write about. Oxford will be familiar to crime fans across the whole world because of the fabulous Morse novels and TV, but my version of the town is a long way from the beautiful ivy-clad colleges. A much edgier place where the crimes are darker and closer to home.
I’ve always been a voracious reader and viewer of crime – I’ve learned so much from the outstanding writing that we now see on crime TV like Line of Duty or Broadchurch, and I’ve tried to recreate the experience of watching series like that for my readers. I love true crime TV as well – my husband used to tease me about it but now just nods sagely and says ‘research’ !
What else about me? I have pet cats who do their best to distract me whenever I get close to a keyboard (if you have cats, you’ll know), I love travelling, spending time with friends, and I have never knowingly turned down a glass of champagne….