From Cara Hunter, the New York Times bestselling author of Murder in the Family, comes the fifth novel in her DI Fawley detective series, one of Britain’s most enduringly popular and mega-selling crime series.

When DI Adam Fawley is assigned a sexual assault case filed by an Oxford student against a tenured professor, he expects the facts to match up with the far too many previous reports he’s investigated time and again. But neither he nor anyone on his team imagined the victim would turn out to be a male rugby player accusing one of the university’s most respected female professors. 

As the detectives try to unravel the truth behind the he said/she said crime, another threat arises—someone with a personal grudge against Fawley. . .

About the author(s)

Cara Hunter is the author of instant New York Times bestselling thriller Murder in the Family as well as the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Of those novels, Close to Home was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019 and No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Cara’s books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. She lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books. 

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“[Gives the] police procedural format a fresh coat of paint.”  — Financial Times

“Riveting.”  — Shari Lapena

“So twisty, so timely, so terrific.”  — Nicci French

“Prepare to be engrossed by a master storyteller.” — JP Delaney, author of The Perfect Wife

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“My new favourite crime series.”  — Louise Candlish

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“A master of the genre.” — Jane Casey, author of The Close

“The Fawley books are the best crime series being written at the moment.” — Araminta Hall, author of Hidden Depths

“An absolute masterclass in crime writing.” — Simon Lelic, author of The Hiding Place