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Right Behind You – Rachel Abbott (DCI Tom Douglas #9)

Some doors should not be opened.
Some can never be closed.

Jo Palmer’s peaceful and happy life is about to end.

Ash – the man she loves – will be arrested by the police.
Millie – her precious daughter – will be taken from her.

She will lose her friends.
She will doubt her sanity.

Someone is stealing everything Jo loves, and will stop at nothing.

But right now, Jo is laughing in her kitchen, eating dinner with her family, suspecting nothing.

It’s raining outside.

There’s a knock at the door. They are here.

A DCI Tom Douglas thriller

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.

My Review

Once again Rachel Abbott proves why she is one of the best crime fiction writers around and as always it’s a pleasure to sit down with DCI Tom Douglas and catch up on his life and try to solve a crime or two.

Right Behind You is the 9th book in the DCI Tom Douglas series and Rachel Abbott is amongst a small handful of authors that I would read without even glancing at the blurb!

All of these books work exceptionally well as standalones and if you haven’t read any yet, you really should – I always start a series at the beginning and thoroughly recommend all 9 books.

In Right Behind You we meet Jo Palmer, a part-time actress, full time mummy to daughter Millie and loving partner to Ash, a successful paediatric surgeon. On the surface Jo seems to have it all until one night there is a knock at the door and her world is turned upside down, inside out and ripped apart at the seams when the police arrive to accuse Ash of an unspeakable crime against her daughter and social services take Millie away for questioning.

As a mother and wife, my heart was literally beating out of my chest, it was heart-breaking to see Jo’s life fall apart and then the realisation that not everything is what it seems, especially when she rings the police station a few hours later to find out where her family are and there is no record of any arrest.

Another page turning, knicker-gripping thriller from Rachel Abbott and I can’t wait to read book 10.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  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
  7. Book 7 – Come A Little Closer
  8. Book 8 – The Shape of Lies
  9. Book 9 – Right Behind You

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