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The Sixth Window Audiobook

The Sixth Window: DCI Tom Douglas

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Publisher's Summary

Eighteen months after Natalie Gray loses her husband, Bernie, in a horrific hit-and-run accident, she finds love with his best friend, Ed Cooper, and moves into his home with her teenage daughter, Scarlett. But she begins to suspect Ed has a dark side - and even darker intentions. Natalie must get her troubled child to a safer place, but when Scarlett starts to hear voices coming from the empty apartment next door it seems she has unwittingly moved them into the heart of danger.

DCI Tom Douglas is also chasing the truth. As his investigation into the suicide of a teenage girl draws him ever closer to Natalie and Scarlett, will he be too late to protect them from the threat they face or from the truths that will tear their lives apart?

©2017 Rachel Abbott (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Almost unbearably tense, with a killer twist." (Good Housekeeping)

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    Lulu M 01/05/2017
    Lulu M 01/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, bad narration"

    I enjoyed the story, kept me gripped & Tom Douglas is a likeable character. The narrator almost spoilt it for me. The voice is too slow and the 'male' voices not good. I also found the hysterical teenage voices really irritating. It helped for me to increase the speed to 1.25 level.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jo leicester, United Kingdom 02/05/2017
    Jo leicester, United Kingdom 02/05/2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Really enjoyed this book as I did the previous ones in the series! My only criticism would be the narrator who although perfectly acceptable is not the same as the previous book and it's quite off putting hearing the same characters but with a different voice!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sir Lister 26/04/2017
    Sir Lister 26/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    Loved the story, the characters, the pace and the narration. I've read all the books in this series and this book was right up there with the rest. Great book!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 20/04/2017
    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 20/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Abbott's Best Yet?"

    The Sixth Window is appropriately the sixth installment in the DCI Tom Douglas series and for me this series is simply getting better and better. Abbott is obviously far from the only writer producing these very human and grounded thrillers but she's an important author for me because she opened my eyes to them. I had always enjoyed more action-packed books but these offer something I find just as exciting in a more subtle fashion.

    Once again without any great body count or extremely violent scenes Abbott has shown her craft in weaving personal relationships with serious crime. In the early parts of the book I did wonder if she had lost her touch a little, the story developing appeared a bit too obvious. But as the book progressed and new layers and twists were introduced I stopped guessing and just let those twists lead me where they would to an ending which I found very satisfying but which doesn't quite seem to finish the entire story. It actually feels set up in a way reminiscent of how Stranger Child paved the way for Nowhere Child. Time will tell on that one.

    The narration from Rachel Atkins is spot on and I very much enjoyed her performance throughout.

    To sum it up this is a story from a writer who is finely honing her craft and who is capable of engendering tension and excitement in her readers in a subtle and intelligent fashion. Using very contemporary themes that are made harrowing through emotion and commentary rather than gory description. Whether this really is the best in the series in all aspects may be questionable but I do believe that it's the one I have most enjoyed.

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    dc 16/10/2017
    dc 16/10/2017
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    "I like Rachel Abbott but this is not her best"

    The narrator was fine but the story was not one of Rachel Abbott's best. I think most of the story was based on the female's character's actions because she saw something on her live in partner's computer but I don't think anybody would react the way she did and therefore it was a bit of downhill afterwards. This woman was very 'over-reactive' and this spoilt most of the story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mr STEVEN PEARSON 11/07/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "I really like this series"

    It is easy to warm to the characters in these stories and the fact that people from the previous books pop up now and then somehow makes the tale all the more enjoyable.

    On to the next one then !!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Clare Kennedy 20/05/2017
    Clare Kennedy 20/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Rachel Abbott does it again!!!"

    Yet another fantastic story from Rachel Abbott. This has you gripped and want to keep listening more and more. I hope there is a sequel to this book as I'd like to hear more....first chapter starts a bit odd and I did wonder what I was about to listen to however once that's done it's fabulous. Wish I could forget the story so I could listen again!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ROSECLAS 12/07/2017
    ROSECLAS 12/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth a listen"

    Its was a good listen, good story.
    Maybe bit fat fetched in places but on the whole good

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    L Smith 15/05/2017
    L Smith 15/05/2017
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    "Another Amazing Abbott Listen!"
    Would you listen to The Sixth Window again? Why?

    No but that's because I think its tricky to re-read mysteries when you already know every twist and turn and not a reflection on my feelings towards the book because I loved it!! However, if you did listen to it again, there would definitely be another depth to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I particularly like Becky after listening to her in all of Abbott's books. I think she is very believable and likeable and very well written.


    Which character – as performed by Rachel Atkins – was your favourite?

    She is an incredible narrator. Atkins can make any character seem realistic from a man to a teenage girl.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I finished it much too quickly as I do all Abbott's books. I definitely feel it could've and should've been much longer because I like Becky and Tom so much as characters I want to hear more about them and the stories are so cleverly written that I don't want them to end!


    Any additional comments?

    It seems Abbott can't write (and audible create) these book quickly enough for me! Already looking forward to Abbott's next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Camilla 24/04/2017
    Camilla 24/04/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Not quite as good as Rachel's previous books"

    Overall I did enjoy this audiobook, however, I kept waiting for a twist that took ages to come, and then wasn't very exciting. The narration was as good as ever, and Rachel Abbot built the main characters well. I just didn't find myself staying awake in anticipation of what was going to happen.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Karen Triner
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    31/07/17
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    "One of my absolute favorites!"

    More, more, more from Rachel, please. Intricate story that winds and weaves a mystery unlike other audiobooks. One of my absolute favorites! Highly recommended. There were a few Audible technical difficulties, but as usual, Audible made it up to me. Kudos to thrilling author Rachel Abbott and excellent narrator Rachel Atkins. Thank you for an exciting journey. Twists and turns galore.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michgal1
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    "new author for me. so excited!!"

    A New girlfriend recommended this author so I took a chance. I absolutely loved it!! I will be adding more of her works to my audible listening. if you're the type of person that can be caught up in an amazing book and nothing else matters....this book is for you!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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