Kill Me Again – Rachel Abbott (DCI Tom Douglas #5)

When your life is a lie, who can you trust? 

When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced.

But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone, or why. And then she discovers she’s not the only one looking for him. 
When a woman who looks just like Maggie is brutally murdered and DCI Tom Douglas is brought in to investigate, Maggie realises how little she knows about Duncan’s past. Is he the man she loves? Who is he running from?

She doesn’t have long to decide whether to trust him or betray him. Because one thing has been made clear to Maggie – another woman will die soon, and it might be her.

My Review:  This might be my favourite so far in the DCI Tom Douglas series and if you follow my reviews you know that I need to read my books in order so I would highly recommend you start with book 1 (list below) if you haven’t had the pleasure of reading any Rachel Abbott books yet, however if you are suffering from FOMO and can’t wait – I would say that all her books in this series can be read as standalone.

In Kill Me Again we have two series of murders, twelve years apart and remarkably similar and the “dashing” DCI Douglas is on the hunt to track down and stop this ruthless killer especially as he failed twelve years ago to catch him.

I loved the alternating stories featuring a younger Tom Douglas which allowed the reader to dig deeper into his past and background.  This is a well written police procedural which has some fascinating characters.  Highly recommended if you like your books full of twists, turns, secrets and shocks and will keep you guessing throughout.

About the Author: Rachel Abbott’s debut thriller, Only the Innocent, was an international bestseller, reaching the number one position in the Amazon charts both in the UK and US. This was followed by the number one bestselling novels The Back Road, Sleep Tight and Stranger Child, Nowhere Child (a short novel based on the characters from Stranger Child) and Kill Me Again. In February 2017 Rachel released her seventh novel, The Sixth Window.

Her novels have been translated into over 20 languages.

In 2015 Amazon celebrated the first five years of the Kindle in the UK, and announced that Rachel was the #1 bestselling independent author over the five-year period. She was also placed #14 in the chart of all authors. Stranger Child was the most borrowed novel for the Kindle in the first half of 2015.

Rachel splits her time between Alderney – a beautiful island off the coast of France – and the Le Marche region of Italy, where she is able to devote all her time to writing fiction.

  1. Book 1 – Only The Innocent
  2. Book 2 – The Back Road
  3. Book 3 – Sleep Tight
  4. Book 4 – Stranger Child
  5. Book 5 – Kill Me Again
  6. Book 6  – The Sixth Window

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