Tonight’s book review is brought to you by novelist and short story author Jenny Worstall.
The Back Road by Rachel Abbott
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, last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has. She 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.
Available via http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Back-Road-ebook/dp/B00BP8JQ9M and http://www.amazon.com/The-Back-Road-ebook/dp/B00BP8JQ9M and Rachel’s website is http://www.rachel-abbott.com.
Rachel Abbott’s new thriller, ‘The Back Road’, is set in the village of Little Melham, a village that is home to a surprising number of unpleasant secrets and damaged characters.
The author cleverly presents intriguing details and scenes from the past, teasing us with snippets of information that sometimes send us off in the wrong direction.
The intricate dance is played out against a setting of beautiful countryside and seemingly idyllic lifestyles (fabulous food!), a contrast that serves to highlight the terrifying twists and turns of past events that have such a devastating impact on the present day lives of the villagers.
Tom Douglas, everyone’s favourite policeman from ‘Only the Innocent’, helps to investigate the sordid and shocking events, while a gentle love story begins to unfold and give hope for the future.
‘The Back Road’ is pure magic from beginning to end – a spellbinding and thoroughly recommended read.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Thank you, Jenny.
As a child she moved between Portsmouth, Dartmouth, Bath, Naples and Shaftesbury. She went to London as a student to study music and has lived there ever since, teaching in an East End comprehensive, a grammar school and a convent school. Choral singing has always been a passion and it was during a rehearsal with the BBC Symphony Chorus that she looked across the choir and saw the man she was to marry. After starting a family, she gave up full time class teaching, increased her piano teaching and at last found time to write.
You can find out more about Jenny and her writing via:
- Make a Joyful Noise: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-a-Joyful-Noise-ebook/dp/B007AZ2CNQ
- Infant Barbarian: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infant-Barbarian-ebook/dp/B0086HZPD6 (ebook)
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infant-Barbarian-ebook/dp/B0086HZPD6 (paperback)
- Jubilee Violin: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jubilee-Violin-ebook/dp/B0088VHLPK (ebook)
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jubilee-Violin-ebook/dp/B0088VHLPK (paperback)
- Lemon and Lace https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/284244
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