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Summary

A girl lies close to death in a dark, deserted lane.

A driver drags her body to the side of the road.

A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching and waiting.

The small community of Little Melham is in shock.

For Ellie Saunders, the accident could destroy everything she has, because she, too, was out that night. But if she reveals where she was and why, her family will be torn apart. She is living on a knife-edge, knowing that her every move is being observed....

Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas, has moved to the village for some well-deserved 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.

As past and present collide, best-kept secrets are revealed and lives are devastated. Only one person knows the whole story. And that person will protect the truth, no matter what the cost.

The Back Road is an electrifying thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end.

©2013 Rachel Abbott (P)2021 Audible Ltd.

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Twisty

I love Rachel Abbott and this is actually the last one I’ve listened to in Tom Douglas series. Lots of characters but lots of suspense. Well narrated too. It’s a little far fetched but loads of drama!

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I couldn't stop listening to it ,at every spare moment.Well narrated which kept up the suspension Didn't guess the villain until near the end Would have liked more interaction from Tom tho my favourite character

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thrilling!!!

loved it from start to end couldn't stop listening the plot thickens the more you hear the more you change your mind!!! l

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Gripping.....

this is the best book I have listened to for ages, the storyline is great keeps you on pins, the narrator is excellent, can't wait to read more of Rachel's books, this was the first one for me but not the last, highly recommended 😀

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I'M HOOKED

Loving Rachel Abbott's books...once again this is so very listenable. Good narrator, story and character development and I like that her books are lengthy so it feels good VFM..Now onto the 3rd one 'Sleep Tight'