They will be coming soon. They come every night.
Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath.
Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don’t speak, because there is nothing left to be said.
Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return, sooner or later.
These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice – and now they have no choices left. Soon they won’t be strangers, they’ll be family…
When DCI Tom Douglas is called to the cold, lonely scene of a suspicious death, he is baffled. Who is she? Where did she come from? How did she get there? How many more must die?
Who is controlling them, and how can they be stopped?
My Review: OK I think I may say this about each book I’ve read in the series, but seriously I think this is the best one yet!
As usual Rachel Abbott has written a gripping crime thriller with one of my favourite DCI’s Tom Douglas but this time we have several narrators who help create the creepy and disturbing setting for this story. From a nervous bride who sees something she shouldn’t, Callie, a young woman who escapes a bullying boyfriend by going on holiday, a missing sister, a young woman found dead in an apparent suicide and an elderly couple who appear to be Callie’s saviours and several other twists and red herrings thrown in to keep the reader on their toes.
With several main characters it would be easy to get confused but Abbott skillfully brings each character to life and enables to reader to get involved in their own individual stories and still gasp as the story cleverly intertwines and then brings the entire book to an explosive but very exciting ending.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and whilst it totally works as a standalone – with 6 excellent books in the back catalogue of this series you really should read them all.
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.
- Book 1 – Only The Innocent
- Book 2 – The Back Road
- Book 3 – Sleep Tight
- Book 4 – Stranger Child
- Book 5 – Kill Me Again
- Book 6 – The Sixth Window