The Whole Truth: A Novel (DI Fawley series, 5)

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The Whole Truth by Cara Hunter is the next book in the DI Adam Fawley detective series. This book starts with recapping the part of the story which I’m assuming happened in a past book. A man named Gavin Parrie was accused of raping several girls including a woman named Alex who later becomes Detective Fawley’s wife. The accused has always maintained his innocence and claims that Fawley planted evidence. A second storyline occurs when a student at a local college accuses one of his teachers of sexually assaulting him. What ensues is a he said/she said type of interrogation. Then, yet another storyline is thrown into the mix when Alex’s friend Emma is murdered and thrown on the train tracks. This, as we learn later, is linked to the first storyline.

All three of these storylines go on at once and I have to say there is a lot of other stuff going on at the same time such as relationships between the officers and such. I had a really hard time getting through this book because it kept jumping from storyline to storyline. The characters were very well described, but there were so many of them it was difficult to keep track. It was rather frustrating, to be honest. If the storylines had just been kept separate, they could have been make into two great books.

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Author Cara Hunter
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 432 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 09-Apr-2024
ISBN 9780063260979 Buy this Book
Issue June 2024
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller