In The Dark @CaraHunter

“She opens her eyes to darkness as close as a blindfold”

Cara Hunter is back with her second, equally enthralling, psychological thriller In The Dark. It is rare for a second book to be just as good as, if not better than, the first but Hunter has succeeded with this twisty, very unexpected dark tale.

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When a young woman and child are found in a basement and an old man suffering from dementia is found in a stupor upstairs, my first thoughts went to ROOM. I honestly thought this was going to be another version of “kidnapped girl, has child in captivity” story. WOW – I couldn’t have been more wrong if I tried. In fact, despite the fact that I managed to discern bits and pieces of the story as I read along, there was no way – none at all – to have guessed the premise or ending of this book. The final page of this story, well, WOW, just WOW. In the past few months there have been a few books that have startled me with the endings, not just the ending but the very final page of the book, and this definitely one of those!

Of course, the lovable, yet extremely flawed DI Adam Fawley is back and I have to admit that I love this guy. I’m not sure what it is about this character but I really do enjoy reading about him and I’m even coming around to liking his wife, more so in this book than the last. The characters in this book, as the last, are very well created, they are incredibly believable. Boy, are they are ever believable! In The Dark, while a psychological thriller, still is a police procedural at heart and each piece of the puzzle is slowing and surprisingly revealed at just the perfect moment. The build up is slow but that is what makes the ending so fantastic! Have I said WOW? I think I have, but perhaps not enough. I really liked that ending! I think you will too!

If you haven’t read the first book, Close to Home, that’s okay. This works as a stand alone but it helps to have the back story on the Fawley’s. This promises to be a great series and if you like series, I absolutely recommend that you read both of these terrific books. In the meantime, pick up In The Dark. It’s available now in paperback and ebook. You’ll be glad that you did! Just don’t read in it In The Dark!

NOTE: The third in the series, No Way Out is due to be published in 2019 as well. I cannot wait!

Thanks to #Edelweiss, @PenguinPublishing and #CaraHunter for my copy of this terrific thriller.

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14 thoughts on “In The Dark @CaraHunter

    1. Really!? I wonder why? It actually seems like something you’d like. But, you never know. Maybe it was too much procedure and not enough thrill? Interesting…. However, you know me, I’m always out in left field so I never know what someone will like! LOL!

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    1. Do you know how jealous I am of you!!! I didn’t even know there was a third one until I wrote this review. My head has been in a fog and I think I might have missed out on getting the third through NG. I LOVE her books!!! I’ll just put it on a wait list through my library now and drive them crazy in the meantime – LOL! ENJOY!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I just adore this character. I’m on pins and needles waiting for the next one. I was so disappointed with the children’s book that I got yesterday. It has been ages and ages since that happened. It’s the one that was done locally. It slightly depressed me. I think I’m going to cuddle up with some sort of happy go lucky read today. Have a great week – stay dry!

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