DCI Tom Douglas
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 4899 ratings)
  • 1
    Only the Innocent | Rachel Abbott

    Only the Innocent

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (429)

    When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo's killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

    Engaging book undermined by cringe-worthy narrator

    This was a good story line with some sympathetic characters that made me want to persevere with the book - more of that later in the review!

    Reviewed on 05 December 2014 by Minty ()
  • 2
    The Back Road | Rachel Abbott

    The Back Road

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Penny McDonald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (634)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (571)

    A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane. A driver drags her body to the side of the road. A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching. For Ellie Saunders last night's hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has ... Ellie's new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some peace and quiet, but as he is drawn into the web of deceit his every instinct tells him that what happened that night was more than a tragic accident.

    Awful

    Someone who likes Interminable discussion about relationships past and present and has interest in only a hint of a plot within the first half of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 September 2014 by Mrs. L. Carter (Lincolnshire, UK)
  • 3
    Sleep Tight | Rachel Abbott

    Sleep Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    Overall
    (1127)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1016)

    When Olivia calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. Two years later,Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called to investigate, but this time it's Olivia who has disappeared. Her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag. For some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, phones, and computers. Then they find the blood...

    Wow! Fantastic story!

    What a great story, full of twists and turns, really well written and the narrators were good too. Would definitely recommend this book!

    Reviewed on 12 February 2015 by Liane ()
  • 4
    Stranger Child | Rachel Abbott

    Stranger Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (1131)
    Story
    (1126)

    One dark secret. One act of revenge. When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident. Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.

    Marvellous!!

    Absolutely loved this book. The story has great pace and I was reluctant to stop listening and resume normal life!
    Brilliantly narrated by Lisa Co..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 November 2015 by Bernadette ()
  • Nowhere Child | Rachel Abbott

    Nowhere Child

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (166)

    A standalone novella featuring the same characters as Rachel Abbott's best-selling novel Stranger Child. Eight months ago Tasha Joseph ran away, and her stepmother, Emma, has been searching for her ever since. She is desperate to give Tasha the home and security she deserves. The problem is, Emma isn't the only one looking for Tasha. The police are keen to find her, too. She could be a vital witness in a criminal trial, and DCI Tom Douglas has a team constantly on the lookout for her.

    Please Rachel Just Give The Girl A Break!

    An engrossing and highly worthwhile extension to the story of Tasha from Stranger Child. Rachel Abbott has a genuine talent for making her readers wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 June 2016 by Simon (Waterlooville, UK)
  • 5
    Kill Me Again | Rachel Abbott

    Kill Me Again

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1239)
    Performance
    (1130)
    Story
    (1123)

    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.

    A Smooth and Classy Thriller

    Another classy, smooth thriller from Rachel Abbott. This one follows the incidence of a set of murders mimicking a similar series from a dozen years ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 August 2016 by Simon (Waterlooville, UK)