Happy publication day to Rachel Abbott whose book Come A Little Closer is released today. I can’t believe this is number seven in the DCI Tom Douglas series, what a cracker it is as well. My thanks go to NetGalley for the advanced copy.
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?
Being a huge fan of the DCI Tom Douglas series I nearly fell off my seat when I saw a post pop up on social media saying book seven would be out in February. If you’ve read any of my previous reviews you’ll know I may have a wee bit of a soft spot for Tom.
Come A Little Closer is one of those books that once you’ve picked it up you really don’t want to put it down. To start with there are a few different threads to follow, this may be confusing for some but I knew they’d all come together eventually and it had me really intrigued. It does feel like you are reading the start of a few different stories but they all have a connection, it’s really perfectly written and comes together nicely.
Of course the wonderful Tom Douglas is back along with Becky who is pregnant but still determined to be involved as much as possible in the case. I really like their partnership, they really work well together and I enjoy reading how these characters progress through this series. Tom not only has a difficult case to crack but also has some surprises and complications to deal with in his personal life.
I honestly don’t want to give too much away as far as the plot goes and to be honest it’s such a jam-packed book it’s difficult to know where to begin. It’s fast paced, utterly gripping, disturbing and like I said previously it’s a book you don’t want to put down. An absolute sleep stealer.
Rachel Abbott has created perfection in Come A Little Closer, it’s a fantastic mix of police procedural and psychological thriller, from the very first page it grips you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the very last. Outstanding writing that I will be highly recommending.
Come A Little Closer is book seven in the series and could be read as a stand alone but I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning of this fantastic series, you wont be disappointed.
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
Book 7. Come A Little Closer