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Summary

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?

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  • Ann D
  • Newcastle, England
  • 28-06-18

Mostly excellent!

This is a romping good read. The quality of the writing is excellent, with richly drawn characters. The story is genuinely gripping. However, I always find the situation with Tom’s girlfriend Louisa (we have met her in earlier books), an uninteresting distraction and, without giving away spoilers, the ending felt wrong, out of character for the main protagonist (and I don’t buy that earlier experiences would result in that) and unnecessary. Hence 4*

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  • Chris
  • WEST BYFLEET, United Kingdom
  • 24-06-18

Another Brilliant Book by Rachel Abbott

Marvellous. Riveting, everything you expect from Rachel Abbott, brilliantly read by Lisa Coleman. The book stays with you all day, and hooks you so that it is better to listen at night than go to sleep. Well recommended

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Best audiobook I have listened to since discovering Michael Robotham

Fantastic story, gripped me beginning to end and great performance! Love this author and this is the best yet! Highly recommend!

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Great read

First few chapters I couldn’t quite place all the characters/events (not unusual for me with an audiobook) but once I got into it I absolutely loved it. Not necessary to have read others in series - perfectly fine as a “stand alone”. Can’t wait for Rachel’s next book!!

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Rachel Abbot’s best yet!

Great story, plenty of twists and good characters. Well developed plot. Some of it slightly far-fetched but books in this genre always are!

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  • Hayley
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 16-06-18

Fantastic as ever

I have to admit this took me three tries to get going as the narrators voice is to similar for all the character (I am pretty tired at the moment) but I’m so glad I didn’t give up! Fantastic as alway couldn’t stop listening

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  • Helen
  • Derby, United Kingdom
  • 15-06-18

Brilliant...

I have loved all of the books in this series and this latest is no exception. Gripping and tense...

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good read

something very different, that you can't predict, I really enjoyed this book and was engaged until the end

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Rachel strikes again !!!

I really enjoyed the book, especially as one of the scenes is known to me personally ( Pennington Flash ) which added an extra touch to the story for me. I was not prepared for that ending though, so Rachel stumped me again !!!

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Worth waiting for

I. Thoroughly enjoyed this book . And what a finish! Love all the Tom Thorne stories.

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  • J. Malsam
  • 13-06-18

Awesome Psychological Thriller!

Great listen - loved the narrator and the story. Highly recommend! Lots of twists and the end is unexpected and awesome.

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  • Virginia Wolford
  • 06-08-18

Excellent

DCI Tom Douglas does it again. These books are always full of twists and turns. One of my favorite series.

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  • Karen Ross
  • 01-08-18

Rachel does it again! Loved it! Thank you.

I've enjoyed all Rachel Abbott's books. In addition to her previous works, she delivers another winner, along with superb narrator Lisa Coleman. Changing characters chapter, by chapter, a favorite style of mine, Abbott brings it all together with twists, turns, ups, downs and surprises throughout. And I certainly wasn't expecting the shocking ending. Wow! One of my favorites in my Audible library! Very highly recommended with 🍒 on top! I can't wait for her next book! Write, Rachel, write!

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  • M.K. Davies
  • 22-07-18

Ending

Things ran smoothly, if slowly, for me. You have to wait & see where things intersect. There was incomplete closure for me, even at the end. However I envisioned a different ending. Must say, I didn't like the one I got! Too.many loose ends that weren't addressed. This is for me, but others may disagree.

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  • Beth C. Hunt
  • 10-07-18

Come a little closer

I enjoyed this book very much. Hi how I wanted it to go on and on. I will read as many of Rachel Abbots books as I can find. Thank you for a good read!