Originally published: 23 January 2020
Author: Cara Hunter
Published by: Viking Books
Length: 439 pages
Reading dates: 16-20 January 2020
Faith Applewood, is found injured and distraught, wandering the streets of Oxford by a taxi driver. She has been abducted, had a plastic bag tied over her head and taken to a remote location, but by some miracle, managed to escape. But she doesn’t report it to the police and refuses to press charges.
When it becomes apparent that this may be a hate crime, the police start doing some digging and alarmingly, find similarities to some other cases from almost 20 years previously. These cases were solved and the Roadside Rapist as he became known, was sent to jail where he has been ever since. But now the police are understandably concerned they either made a mistake or that they have a copycat on their hands.
Then another teenage girl goes missing and it becomes a race against time to save her.
All the Rage is the 4th book in the DI Adam Fawley series and I now want to go back and read all the others! I think this book works as a standalone so you don’t have to have read the pervious instalments, but I would have liked to have known some of Adam Fawley’s backstory.
I liked the layout of this book. As well as the traditional narrative, we also are treated to court transcripts from the Roadside Rapist case, maps of where the crimes took place and social media interactions. I thought this was really clever and a great way to make you feel like you are part of the team tasked with solving the case.
An intelligent and exciting crime thriller, I’d advise not to read this if you have anything else you need to be doing, as you will want to be picking it up every spare moment. Absolutely gripping, full of suspense and some pretty huge shocks (for me anyway), I think this is one the best crime books I have ever read and I will go back and read earlier instalments and also look out for the next!
Thank you so much to Ellie from Penguin Viking for inviting me on the tour and for sending me a copy of the book.
About the author:
Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels Close to Home, In the Dark and No Way Out, all featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Close to Home was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, 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 novels have sold more than three quarters of a million copies worldwide. Cara Hunter lives in Oxford, on a street not unlike those featured in her books.