Murder in the Family is a standalone novel by Cara Hunter, author of the excellent DI Fawley series, and has already hit the bestseller lists in the UK. Like a number of UK mystery writers at the moment, the book experiments with a new format, so if you like your mysteries more traditional, it’s better to read her latest Fawley novel, Hope to Die (2022). In the case of Murder in the Family, the scenes play out as a script from a reality TV show. Instead of Hercule Poirot gathering everyone into a room and revealing all, the suspects are gathered together on TV by the producers and work out the crime for themselves. Hunter is great at building atmosphere and this book, set in a wealthy part of London, is no exception.