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No Way Out

(DI Adam Fawley #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  2,775 ratings  ·  348 reviews
DID YOU SEE ANYTHING ON THE NIGHT THE ESMOND FAMILY WERE MURDERED?

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,
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Kindle Edition, 367 pages
Published February 21st 2019 by Penguin
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Sheri The story is self contained, but there’s a fair bit of continuity regarding the police characters (and possible slight spoilers for their previous…moreThe story is self contained, but there’s a fair bit of continuity regarding the police characters (and possible slight spoilers for their previous cases). I’d say it’s probably preferable to read them in order but not essential. Read them all - they’re great!(less)
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Maureen
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
*4.5 stars*

With all the elements that we’ve come to expect for an excellent police procedural, Cara Hunter’s, ‘No Way Out’ looks like another sure fire winner for this gifted author.

It’s the third in the series, and this particular story begins at the scene of a house fire in North Oxford. Two children are pulled from the wreckage of the fire - three year old Zachary is already dead and his older brother Matty is in a critical state, and the prognosis isn’t good. It looks like the children were
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Peter
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No Way Out is Cara Hunter’s third book in the DI Adam Fawley series and it is every bit as captivating, pacey and clever as the others. Cara’s style is unique, refreshing and excitingly modern, with content added to the narrative in the form of emails, social-media chatter, news boards and interview transcriptions. It may sound overwhelming but it is so perfectly placed in the story that it brings a gamut of full on stimulation. I found it created a more effective impact to hear major an
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Paromjit
Cara Hunter's fast paced crime fiction, the third in the DI Adam Fawley series, with Thames Valley Police set in Oxford, is hugely compelling reading. In what is now her trademark style of including phone calls, emails, interviews, news websites and social media in the narrative, she provides a style that works brilliantly in immersing the reader in the story. In this police procedural, DI Fawley takes a more backseat role, and for good reason, he is an emotional wreck as a schism has opened wit ...more
NZLisaM
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another first-rate domestic noir police procedural from an author who never disappoints.

23 Southey Road – once home to a family of four – now lies in ruins due to a horrific overnight house fire. Two young boys have been found inside – one dead, the other fighting for his life in intensive care. Worst still, the parent's are nowhere to be found, and the family car is missing. If that's not bad enough, everything about the fire points to arson. What kind of monster would set fire to a house with
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Amanda
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
After only just reading “ In the dark” by Cara Hunter I was delighted, no let’s be honest I was over the moon to get the opportunity to review this book from Netgalley in exchange for a copy.

A very chilling start with a house fire and the fire brigade searching for the family. so descriptive I actually felt like I was there experiencing the heat of the fire!!

At the start this seems to be a simple case, but no Cara Hunter keeps us guessing with plenty of twists and red herrings along the way.

Thi
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Louise Wilson
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
DI Fawley #3

It's 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 fighting for his life. Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother? Why does their father not answer his phone?

This is an emotional, addictive and fast paced read. DI Fawley and his team are back. Fawley's mind is not properly on the job so he hands the case of the house fire, where a child has died and an
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Brenda
The house fire at 23 Southey Road was horrific. The destruction complete. And the knowledge that it was done deliberately sent a shiver down the respondents’ spines. When the two children were pulled from what was left of the house, one deceased, one critical, the police couldn’t work out where their mother or father were. Would they be found in the remains? Or had they left their young children unattended?

Detective Inspector Adam Frawley knew they had to find answers and quickly. But with it be
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Liz Barnsley
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The next Adam Fawley novel from Cara Hunter is pacy and twisted, an addictive read with a strong emotional core featuring as it does a family in peril.
This series is growing in stature with each passing tale- No Way Out ups the ante, moving along the lives of its main protagonists whilst they investigate a heart wrenching case which just gets murkier with each new clue.
I like the interim news articles and emails, as well as the mixture of views which allows the reader to see the case from many a
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Sarah
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Way Out is the third book in the DI Fawley series and would definitely recommend at least reading the second book before reading this one as readers would definitely benefit from it.

After the cases in the first two books, the case that Fawley and his team find themselves working on seemed quite a straight forward one. I could feel myself slump a little bit as this is what has made this series so far is the complexity and how twisted the cases are. The further into the book I got though, thing
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Tracy Fenton
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book in what is definitely my new favourite police procedural series and I can honestly say that Cara Hunter is an author I would happily read WITHOUT reading the blurb because whatever she’s writing I now know after 3 books that I absolutely LOVE her writing style and her storylines.

No Way Out is set approximately 6-8 months after In The Dark and features the same wonderful team of Adam Fawley, Gislingham (Gis), Quinn, Somer and Everett. DI Fawley is going through a very diffic
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Lou
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No Way Out is the gripping third book in the DI Fawley series, and although I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the previous two it's still a great, entertaining read. It's a perfectly paced story written in Hunter's eminently readable style and is very quick to get through. If you enjoy well-crafted gritty plots, twists turns and red herrings and a clan of experienced, compassionate investigators then give this a go. Many thanks to Penguin for an ARC.
Stephen Clynes
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this is the third book in the DI Adam Fawley series but it can be read as a standalone. You do not need to know what happened in the other books. This is a good move by Cara Hunter. Yes, the old characters from the other novels who work in or for Thames Valley Police are carried forward and this continuation simply added further pleasure to my enjoyment of this book.

No Way Out is a police procedural set mostly in Oxford. There is a fire at a house in Oxford and it looks like arson. Sadly p
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Clare

With thanks to Netgalley and Penguin for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

No Way Out is the third book featuring DI Adam Fawley and his team.

I knew I would enjoy this book from the first page. The story started with a transcript from the fire brigade. Shortly after new year a neighbour called 999 because the house opposite was on fire. The fire brigade arrived to find the house ablaze, inside they found the dead body of a toddler. Downstairs by the staircase they found a young
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Elaine Tomasso
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Penguin Books UK for an advance copy of No Way Out, the third novel to feature Oxford based DI Adam Fawley.

When a house goes up in flames firefighters manage to rescue a 10 year old boy and find his 3 year old brother dead in his bed. Fawley and the team have more questions than answers because arson is immediately suspected and there is no sign of the parents.

I thoroughly enjoyed No Way Out which is a compulsive read with plenty of twists and turns, most of w
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Rob Twinem
The crime genre is tightly packed with budding authors eager to display their writing skills as they start a new story with new characters and usually a slightly flawed lead detective. The hope is that if the story and main players are welcomed by an eager reading audience then further books will follow as a series is born. The problem is that there are now far too many so called authors plying their trade with the result that the writing is often bland and stereotypical in its delivery.

No way o
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Claire Fuller
Really enjoyable quick read - exactly the right kind of novel I needed after the heavy-going Madame Solario.
Joanna Park
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

No Way Out is a realistic, gripping crime thriller that I couldn’t put down! I found myself hiding in the kitchen trying to read a few more pages and taking my kindle everywhere with me in the hope I could read a bit more.

Our house going on fire is one of my worse nightmares, especially if the kids were at home so I felt myself immediately drawn into the story. It led to lots of discussions with my husband about what we’d do if a fire started and led to us purchasing an escape ladder. I
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The Book Review Café
Woohoo Cara Hunter is back with No Way Out the third novel in the D I Adam Fawley series, in case you haven’t guessed this is one of my favourite crime series ever, in fact I didn’t even bother reading the book description, I picked up the book and dived right in. After reading No Way Out in a day it’s safe to say this crime thriller turned out to be everything I hoped for and more. The author pulls out all the stops, No Way Out is a nail biting, complex tale of arson, child murder and family in ...more
Sheri
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved Cara Hunter’s previous two novels, so when I spotted the third one on NetGalley it took approximately a nanosecond to bang in a request, and I was delighted to have it accepted.

I’m rapidly realising that much as I enjoy a nice twisty turny etc psychological thriller (well, some of them), there’s really nothing I like better than a good old investigation. (I was raised on Golden Age detective stories, after all.) Police, private detective or amateur, I don’t mind - the likes o
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Mary
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Dear Reader,

Oh,this was simply a wonderful,addictive and fast paced mystery that I cannot fail to recommend to like minded individuals!

Centred on the deaths of the Esmond family,cruelly killed in an arson attack on their home,we follow the crumbs that lead us on a delightful journey where past guilts threaten to ruin present glories,past indiscretions come to the fore as we delve detour into the history of Suzanne,Michael,Zach,Matty and Philip.

Liberally sprinkled with red herrings,this story wi
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Eva
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you’re sitting there wondering if you need another crime fiction series in your life, the answer is “yes” and this right here is that series.

Set in Oxford, No Way Out is the third instalment in the DI Adam Fawley series and it is utterly chilling from the get-go as we follow a firefighter via the camera on his helmet during a fire at the home of the Esmond family. Two young children are pulled from the wreckage. Matty Esmond is fighting for his life but his toddler brother is found dead. Ther
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~ Becs ~
I think Cara Hunter is my favourite new author discovery of the last year and No Way Out is absolutely Cara Hunter at the top of her game.

To me her novels feel something more akin to watching a true crime documentary (a guilty pleasure of mine) with the attention to detail of police reports and press releases. It lends an air of reality which I really love. There are no maverick renegade detectives here taking centre stage - it’s all about the mystery at the heart of the story and this is a thum
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Sarah
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
No Way Out is the third book in the DI Fawley series and would definitely recommend at least reading the second book before reading this one as readers would definitely benefit from it.

After the cases in the first two books, the case that Fawley and his team find themselves working on seemed quite a straight forward one. I could feel myself slump a little bit as this is what has made this series so far is the complexity and how twisted the cases are. The further into the book I got though, thing
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michelle
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
No way out is the third book in the DI Fawley series by Cara Hunter. I was looking forward to reading this, as I have read the previous two and loved them.
The team investigate a fire in 23 Southey Road in Oxford. Where a mother and her three-year-old boy has died and the oldest son is critically ill in hospital. They expect arson, after they discover that the house is doused in petrol and Michael Esmond is nowhere to be seen and his car is missing from the drive. They expect Michael to have star
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K.L. Slater
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading the first two books in the DI Fawley series and I’m pleased to report that Book 3, NO WAY OUT, was just as thrilling.
The story is told in present day and flashbacks, revelations drip fed to keep the reader turning the pages. The plot is twisty and full of tension and chilling details. As with her other narratives, the author peppers the storyline with lots of interesting detail such as emergency call logs, tweets and newspaper articles.
The characters are well-developed
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Sam
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I really enjoyed the story but intensely dislike the way it's written. It's very much like the first book in this series. The 2nd book was so much better because it edged away from inserting so many texts, emails etc. Half of what they contained was unnecessary to the story and it makes the author seem lazy, as if they can't be bothered to write the story properly. The occasional submission may be alright but this book was littered with them and they do nothing to enhance the story.
Meggy
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I would like to thank Penguin Random House, and particularly Ellie, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of No Way Out.



I will not forgive myself for waiting so long to discover Cara Hunter! I go through huge amounts of crime fiction every month, so it has become more arduous to find exhilarating books. I love murders and blood, yes, but I feel myself wanting more, becoming pickier, searching for an invigorating writing style, a different format, a thril

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Amy
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adam Fawley is back in his third investigation, and perhaps his most disturbing one yet. Two children have been killed in a house fire, and the parents are missing. I have been a big fan of Cara Hunter since I read Close to Home which was just an incredible book; that book quite literally had me on the edge of my seat, and the ending is probably one of the biggest plot twists that I have come across. I adore Hunter’s writing style; she keeps you absolutely gripped throughout the whole story and ...more
Karen
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m rather out of sync with this series. I’ve read and enjoyed the first book Close to Home, I bought the second In the Dark, which is hiding somewhere in the book mountain and here we are now on book 3. I can say though that No Way Out can be read on its own, without a new reader feeling lost.

Michael and Samantha Esmond live with their two children in a large property in an expensive part of Oxford. The New Year gets off to a tragic start when late one night the property is engulfed by flames.
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Trish at Between My Lines
That ending made me cry!

This book makes it 3 in a row for Cara Hunter. 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.

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 rogu
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Cara Hunter is a writer who lives in Oxford, in a street not unlike those featured in her series of crime books. Close to Home is her debut featuring DI Adam Fawley, and her second, In the Dark, is coming soon.

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DI Adam Fawley (4 books)
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