Today I am here with a review of All The Rage which was a very addictive book.
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Title: All The Rage Author: Cara Hunter Publisher: Penguin Published: 23rd January 2020 Format: Paperback Source:: Review Copy from Publisher Add It:Amazon UK. Goodreads. Summary: A teenage girl is found wandering the outskirts of Oxford, dazed and distressed. The story she tells is terrifying. Grabbed off the street, a plastic bag pulled over her face, then driven to an isolated location where she was subjected to what sounds like an assault. Yet she refuses to press charges.
DI Fawley investigates, but there’s little he can do without the girl’s co-operation. Is she hiding something, and if so, what? And why does Fawley keep getting the feeling he’s seen a case like this before?
And then another girl disappears, and Adam no longer has a choice: he has to face up to his past. Because unless he does, this victim may not be coming back . . .
The first thing I feel is important to mention is that I have not read a Cara Hunter book before. I only found out afterwards that this is actually the fourth DI Adam Fawley book and I can say with absolute certainty that not reading the previous books will not ruin this book for you. I presume in reading the previous books I may have had a little bit more background about the characters but aside from that, I don’t feel it is necessary to read them first.
Talking of characters – there was a lovely array of them in this book. I really liked how they’re described and how well they work as a team. In this book, you can really see how well they get along and how each person has their own strengths and weaknesses. It shows how having more than one person doing something is a good thing as everyone thinks and sees things differently and thus helps to bring up things that might have been missed otherwise. I just really loved the dynamic of the team in this book.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a crime novel without a crime at the centre and I have to admit that I was very intrigued with this book. I was curious to know what was happening, how it was happening and who was behind it all. I kept finding myself feeling shocked with the revelations throughout and to me, that just shows how brilliantly written this book was. I thought the ending was very interesting and definitely not something I would have worked out for myself which is always a good sign.
Cara Hunter has done a very good job of writing this story in a way that is very addictive, intense, and simply fascinating. I ended the book with a desire to read more. Not just the next book in the series – which to be honest, I want NOW – but also to go back and read her previous books. I fell in love with her writing style and just really enjoyed reading All the Rage.