Today I’m very excited to be posting my review for the newest DI Fawley novel, The Whole Truth, as part of the blog tour! I have to say, this is probably one of my favourite from the series yet – read more of what I thought below…
Title: The Whole Truth
Series: DI Adam Fawley
Author: Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Random House
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
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…
I am a huge fan of this series so I was really excited to see a new release: The Whole Truth. The challenge in this review is to not give too much away about the plot, as there are some great twists and surprises coming the reader’s way that I don’t want to accidentally spoil…
This book addresses a few different cases that, for me, were all really interesting to read about. We have a report of sexual assault against a female profession by a male student at the university, where it soon becomes apparent that everything is not quite as it seems, as well as the release of a prisoner from a long time ago that has the potential to cause Adam Fawley a lot of problems.
The sexual assault case is a really interesting one as it of course highlights the issue of men experiencing sexual assault, just like women do, despite a lot of society’s judgement and preconceptions.
The Whole Truth includes extracts from a podcast investigating whether this prisoner, who has served 18 years inside for multiple rapes – when Fawley was the lead investigator – was actually falsely convicted. This reminded me of the true crime podcasts that I love to listen to and I really liked this addition.
There’s a real ‘shock’ moment in this book which I loved, and some characters we love to hate within the police who add some extra entertainment. I love Fawley as a character and his closely-knit team; there’s tension between colleagues who want to help Fawley but have conflicting instructions from other high-ranking Detectives, and with Alex Fawley close to giving birth there’s an extra element of ‘high stakes’ for Fawley.
Cara Hunter creates lots of tension within The Whole Truth and moves the story along at just the right pace to create excitement, give us lots of case details and ensure the reader never loses interest! I won’t say any more about what happens but this novel feels like a fantastic addition to the series and I’d definitely recommend it!
Many thanks to Penguin Random House for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest review.