2015 · Book review

Rachel Abbott

Books 3, 4 & 5

Only the Innocent,
The Back Road
Sleep Tight

All three of these books were a really good read. I actually read the third book first by mistake not realising it was part of a series but it didn’t spoil the others in any way.

Only the Innocent
This book had me gripped from the beginning.
The victim, a man known for his charitable work with Eastern European prostitutes is found dead and at least one of these girls is missing so it’s up to Chief Inspector Tom Douglas to find the killer and the connection.
The victims wife Laura knows more than she’s letting on and through a series of letters she’s written to her friend but never posted we found out what horrors she has had to endure and the many secrets her husband has kept.

The Back Road
This book is one of those books that keeps you guessing and guessing, you have your suspicions and its such a good read you don’t want to put it down until it’s finished and you find out if you were right.

Little Melham is a small quiet Village shocked after a young girl is involved in a hit and run and left for dead.
Tom Douglas has just moved to Little Melham to be closer to his daughter and for some well deserved peace and quiet but is drawn into the investigation. Every character in the book has a secret and could also be suspect. There are lots of twists in this book and I found reading it I got so frustrated (in a good way) as I just wanted to find out what the hell was going on. This is by far one of my favourites so far.

Sleep Tight
Another great read by Rachel Abbott.
Tom Douglas is called to a case where a wife and children have gone missing, years earlier though it was the husband and the children that had gone missing!
With lots of twists in this book it keeps you guessing, Did the husband kill his wife and children? If not then why is her car, bag and purse all left in the house and then there’s the blood, who’s blood? With so much lies, deceit and controlling what has really happened?
It’s also good to find out what’s going on in Tom Douglas’s life too, his career and personal life are moving along through all three books.
I’ve really enjoyed all three books and look forward to reading more by Rachel Abbott.


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