DCI Tom Douglas

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,446 ratings

Only the Innocent Summary

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. And yet nothing compares to the secret Laura guards, a secret that could bring the guilty to justice - or destroy an innocent life forever.

©2013 Rachel Abbott (P)2013 Oakhill Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Only the Innocent

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,343
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,222

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very poor narration

    • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £36.49

  • Book 2

    • The Back Road

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In a quiet country village, secrets abound. When young Abbie Campbell is knocked over and left for dead on the back road of the village of Little Melham, waves of shock ripple through the small community, threatening to expose long-kept secrets. For Ellie Saunders, the truth about that night puts both her marriage and the safety of her children in jeopardy - she has to protect her family, no matter what the cost.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • The Back Road

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,040
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,039

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The biggest disappointment on Audible

    • By Ryan Clontz on 23-09-14

    Regular price: £37.19

  • Book 3

    • Sleep Tight

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Fantastic story!

    • By Liane on 12-02-15

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 4

    • Stranger Child

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thriller With a Human Side

    • By Simon on 10-11-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Nowhere Child

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please Rachel Just Give The Girl A Break!

    • By Simon on 09-06-16

    Regular price: £10.99

  • Book 5

    • Kill Me Again

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Smooth and Classy Thriller

    • By Simon on 26-08-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 6

    • The Sixth Window

    • DCI Tom Douglas
    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, bad narration

    • By Lulu M on 01-05-17

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 7

    • Come a Little Closer

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 996
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 989

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic as ever

    • By Hayley on 16-06-18

    Regular price: £18.99