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DI Fawley - Making a Killing (DI Fawley, Book 7)

By Cara Hunter

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Tiktok sensation MURDER IN THE FAMILY and the DI Adam Fawley series comes a brand new gripping crime thriller about a figure from the past…

When Nick Vincent, producer of true-crime show Infamous, hears about an explosive new angle on a high-profile case – the murder of an eight-year-old girl in Oxford in 2016 – he leaps at the chance to send a researcher to verify the claims.

Two months later, a dog walker discovers a woman’s body, bound and buried in a shallow grave in the woods, and forensic evidence links it to the disappearance of that same child. DCI Adam Fawley, the original investigating officer, is called in to run the enquiry. And he remembers the case well – he arrested the child’s mother for murder. A murder he now knows she didn’t commit.

The investigation raises more questions than answers. Where has the dead girl been all these years? How did the police not find her back in 2016? And what really happened? For Adam Fawley, this is personal.


‘A stunning and ingenious novel’ – Financial Times Best books of 2023

Ingenious, complex and immersive’ – Guardian

I loved everything about this book.’ – Alice Feeney

Devilishly clever, ground-breaking’ – Ian Rankin

‘Original, inventive and totally 21st Century … Just brilliant!’ – Janice Hallett

‘Sharp, fresh, surprising, and authentic … Absolutely brilliant’ – Andrea Mara

A one of a kind thriller.’ – Robert Gold

Relentlessly twisty and utterly compelling’ – Shari Lapena

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 13 Feb 2025
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-854578-9
Price: £16.99 (Export Price) , £16.99, €None
Cara Hunter is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Her books have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, and have been translated into 27 languages so far. Her third novel, No Way Out, was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Her first novel, Close to Home, sold over half a million copies, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019. The fifth book, The Whole Truth, was a Richard and Judy summer pick for 2021. The series is now in script development for TV, and the screen rights to Murder in the Family have been acquired by Neal Street Productions.


'This thrillingly plotted mystery … pulls the reader into the investigation as an active participant' Waterstones best Thrillers of 2023 -

”'A stunning and ingenious novel” - - Financial Times Best books of 2023

”'I loved everything about this book .. one of my favourite books of this year.” - - Alice Feeney

”'Unique and hugely enjoyable.” - Sunday Express

”'An addictive, unusually interactive novel” - Sunday Times

”'An innovative take on a cold-case whodunnit … ingenious, complex and immersive” - - Guardian

”'You’ll be glued to the page as you try to follow the countless twists and turns that you’ll never see coming” - - Bishop’s Stortford Independent

”'This devilishly clever, ground-breaking novel will keep you guessing as you fly through its pages” - - Ian Rankin

”'Original, inventive and totally 21st Century … Just brilliant!” - - Janice Hallett

”'Sharp, fresh, surprising, and authentic … Absolutely brilliant” - - Andrea Mara

”'A one of a kind thriller.” - - Robert Gold

”'Relentlessly twisty and utterly compelling” - - Shari Lapena

‘The attention to detail is incredible, and following along is so. Much. FUN’- Catherine Ryan Howard -

”'Genius premise with all the twistiness you’d expect from Cara Hunter. Her best yet!” - - Victoria Selman

'Clever and innovative - an intriguing new take on the traditional crime novel.' - Emma Haughton -

”'Absolutely compulsive” - - Gytha Lodge

”'An excellent, wholly original whodunnit!” - - Gilly MacMillan

”'A great premise, perfectly executed - truly a cracker of a book.” - - JP Delaney