This book is definitely one of those that you think you know exactly what’s going to happen and how the story ends, just to be fooled until you reach the last few pages, when everything becomes clear!
The Whole Truth is the 5th book in the DI Adam Fawley series written by Cara Hunter and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
However I have to say, for me I found the plot somewhat confusing to start as I hadn’t read the previous 4 books in this series, which was my mistake.
This story starts with an accusation of a high profile college professor sexually assaulting a college student. Immediately you are hit with the first twist in this tale, when you are told that the professor is female and the student is a 6 foot male rugby player.
DI Adam Fawley and his team are brought in to investigate the incident. Unbeknown to DI Fawley there is someone watching him and seeking revenge for a previous case he was involved in. One where the plot continually hints of planted evidence and an innocent man going to prison for 15 years.
The old case in question is that of the “Roadside Rapist”. Gavin Parrie was imprisoned 15 years previously and said he would seek revenge on the people that put him in there.
There are constant hints that Adam and his pregnant wife Alex Fawley are being watched, but it can’t be Gavin Parrie as he’s tagged. The drama builds up continually during this book so you know something is going to happen to the Fawley family.
There are two stories going on throughout this book, but they work well together just like a finished jigsaw puzzle.
The twists and turns keep you interested and asking questions about each character and their motives. The unpredictable storyline just keeps you gripped throughout the whole book. Make sure you get to the end of this story as the final twist at the end is phenomenal.
My only wish is that I’d read Cara Hunter’s four previous books in the Adam Fawley series before reading “The Whole Truth”. Although this book was certainly most entertaining and intriguing to read as a stand alone book, I think I would have understood the characters and their relationships sooner if I’d read series 1-4 first!
I will indeed be placing Close To Home, which is book number 1 in the Adam Fawley series by Cara Hunter on my reading wish list, closely followed by In The Dark, No Way Out and All The Rage.
I would like to thank NetGalley and Penguin for providing me with a copy of this book in return for my honest review.