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Come a Little Closer

Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
Series: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 7
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,247 ratings)

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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?

©2018 Abbott Rachel (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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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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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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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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Not my favourite I'm afraid

I have read most of Rachel Abbott's books and whilst I love most of her plots and enjoy her main characters, Tom Douglas et al, her incidental characters irritate me as they don't seem to have a modicum of common sense between the lot of them. In this book, Callie could have done with a swift kick up the bum. I found this plot tedious and unbelievable so I never really got into it. As for the "surprise" ending, I didn't really see how else it was going to end. Disappointing.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jlynn434
  • 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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  • Sara
  • 20-12-18

What a great duo between this author and narrator

Come A Little Closer was one of the creepiest books just for its plausibility. This is a storyline that feels like it could happen and shows how trusting people can be of those they consider too old, or too weak, or just because they don’t feel like a threat. “Trust takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair.” This quote from Tom pretty much sums up the storyline. There are so many secrets and lies in this story.

It seriously starts out as a cluster… ok, through nearly half the audiobook it’s a bit of a conundrum. Rachel Abbott tosses out all these puzzle pieces one by one and you see the shape… but it’s a struggle to fit them together… but you keep listening and fitting piece by piece into its spot until you have the entire picture staring at you and you’re just plain shocked! OK, so that was me!

Then… that ending! This is definitely one you’re gonna want to listen to! Completely entrancing and completely hard to put together! Fantastic! Can’t wait for more! I love that for the most part we get this larger story but inside the story we learn about the main characters that stick with us through the series… Tom and Becky and a few others. I love hearing about their lives and how it has changed over time.

The narrator, Lisa Coleman, was an absolute pleasure to listen to. I enjoyed her British accent. I loved the way she was able to carry the tension of the story in her voice and tone. A narrator can really make or break a good book, and Miss Coleman only enhanced this story! What a great duo between this author and narrator. I’m definitely hoping for more from them.


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  • Trenniece
  • 11-09-19

Great book but he ending makes no sense

Most of the “thrilling books” are predictable and I’ve listens to so many that I normally figure out the ending. I didn’t with this one. I recommend the book but the ending makes no sense. It felt like she invited me over to dinner and when I walk in I smell the delicious food and she brings everything to the table and then right before we eat she gives me a garbage can top to eat it off of. I was very disappointed in the ending. Very.

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  • MindfulReader
  • 09-04-19

I’ve read all of Rachel Abbotts books so far that I know of

This was the best, and the creepiest. Her writing and her twists and turns always surprise me.

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  • Michael R. Rainey
  • 01-04-19

Love it or leave it

I decided to leave it. Between the flashbacks and current times mixed it wth some dreams. I read a previous book by Rachel Abbott and liked it very much but this didnot have the same suspense and very believable story. I will try one more. I did like the reader who did a fine job.

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  • Kerstin H
  • 18-11-18

I love Rachael Abbott

Rachael Abbott is one of my favorite authors and with the exception of "Only the Innocent" I love her books.

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  • Luccia Gray
  • 03-10-18

Another Brilliant Tom Douglas Crime Thriller

I recently started with book 3 and steadily worked my way to book 8, Come a Little Closer. They are all brilliant crime thrillers which DCI Tom Douglas and his team solve. This one is dark and creepy with plenty of twists and surprises. Highly recommended for lovers of intense, crime thrillers.

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  • Quiet Slim
  • 28-09-18

I NEED MY CREDIT BACK

Too Long. Forced. Unreal. I could Probably buy into the story if it was a about only one woman. I don't want to give anything away, but I wish that I would have waited until it came to YouTube for a preview before wasting a credit. I think Rachel Abbott was banking on the success from the previous DCI Tom Banks novels and that her fans would be loyal readers and just follow along. I am upset with the Author and Audible. I almost started watching television again...NOT

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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! 

I am Rachel's number one fan. I've enjoyed all her 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!