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Detective Inspector Adam Fawley is the titular protagonist of a series of books by Cara Hunter. They are Police Procedural novels set in Oxford but notably not about Oxbridge.

    Books in the series 
  • Close to Home
  • In the Dark
  • No Way Out
  • All the Rage
  • The Whole Truth

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  • Accidental Murder: In No Way Out.
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  • Babies Make Everything Better: Alex and Adam's relationship has been ruined since their son Jake's suicide. Then Alex finds out she's pregnant and their relationship is back on.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Vicky Neal and Pippa Walker from In the Dark.
  • Corrupted Character Copy:
    • Close To Home: The genius girl (Daisy) from a lower middle class apparently not particularly intelligent family bears a passing resemblance to Matilda. And she fled town with her teacher as her adopted mother. But Daisy is heavily implied to be a sociopath, meaning that the teacher should watch out.
    • In The Dark: Vicky from No Way Out for Ma in Room. Both are apparently young women held captive as a Bunker Woman where they were raped repeatedly over a period of years and conceived a son with their captor. But Vicky isn't. She's faking it all for attention and money.
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  • Cain and Abel: Vicky and Tricia Neal from In the Dark.
  • Driven to Suicide: Adam and Alex's son Jake was deeply depressed and committed suicide before he was a teenager.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Dr William Harper in In the Dark
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