Book Review: No Way Out by Cara Hunter

April 26, 2019 Book review 2 ★★★★½

No Way Out by Cara Hunter makes it 3 in a row for this author. A hat trick of puzzling mysteries with red herrings and curve balls. I know I’m mixing up all my metaphors here but I’m just trying to impress on you how much I love this series.

Thanks to Penguin for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: No Way Out by Cara HunterNo Way Out (DI Adam Fawley, #3) by Cara Hunter
Series: DI Adam Fawley, #3
Published by Penguin on April 18, 2019
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural
Pages: 360
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

From the author of CLOSE TO HOME and IN THE DARK comes the third pulse-pounding DI Fawley crime thriller.
It's one of the most disturbing cases DI Fawley has ever worked.
The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life.
Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother, and why is their father not answering his phone?
Then new evidence is discovered, and DI Fawley's worst nightmare comes true.
Because this fire wasn't an accident.
It was murder.

!@#$ addictive ARC REVIEW Murder Mystery

First Line of No Way Out by Cara Hunter

Helmet camera footage, Firefighter Fletcher, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service – Incident at Felix House, 23 Southey Road, Oxford – Footage starts as two fire engines pull up in a suburban street.

My Thoughts on No Way Out by Cara Hunter

We are reunited with the team of complex, clever, hard-working detectives that I have come to know individually. I’m totally engaged in their personal lives as well as their professional ones. And each book just makes me like them even more. Even roguish Quinn. Watching them cope with everyday life problems, and trying to keep their own issues out of the workplace is just very addictive. Especially when the lines get blurry.

This book features a horrific house fire and every answer the police uncover just seems to throw up more perplexing questions. I kept guessing, and re-evaluating as the plot developed. The storylines are dark and Cara Hunter doesn’t hold back on the gristly detail. 

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Then the gorgeous Oxford setting elevates this series even for me. As does the format of the book which includes police reports, newspaper articles, and social media commentary. 

Basically all I want to say is this series is fab, read them and see. They can be read out of order, but I’d still recommend reading in series order (Close to Home, In The Dark and then this one). Just because the detectives personal lives are such an integral part of the books.


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-half-stars


Who should read No Way Out by Cara Hunter?

Highly, HIGHLY recommended to those who love police procedurals, thrilling plots that grip you, and a modern-day Oxford setting. Fans of authors such as Shalini Boland, Lucy Dawson and Samantha Hayes should also enjoy.

About Cara Hunter

Cara Hunter is a writer who lives in Oxford, in a street not unlike those featured in her series of crime books.


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2 Responses to “Book Review: No Way Out by Cara Hunter”

  1. Greg

    Wow this sounds intense. And I love a good thriller/ mystery! I read a book by Shalini Boland that I really liked too, so that name drop has me even more curious! I like it too when police reports and social media stuff like that are incorporated into the story. Plus an Oxford setting. This sounds great!
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  2. Lola

    It does sound like it has a very engaging mystery and it’s great when a mystery is filled with red herrings and curve balls. That sounds interesting how you follow a group of detectives in this series. And the format sounds quite unique with the social media and police reports incorporated as well. I’ve read a cozy mystery series set close to oxford and it does make for a fun setting.

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