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The Back Road

(2013)
(The second book in the DI Tom Douglas series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Praise for The Back Road:

'There are red herrings galore in this well scripted plot and even when you think you have the story sussed, Abbott throws a spanner into the works … a refreshingly original read.' - Crime Fiction Lover blog

'Not only is it tightly plotted, with intricate twists and turns, the writing is also of the highest standard.' - What am I reading blog

'This is a tightly written psychological thriller.' - Amazon top 500 reviewer

Genre: Mystery

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October 2013 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Back Road)] [By (author) Rachel Abbott] published on (October, 2013)
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Back Road
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ISBN: 1-4778-0775-6 / 978-1-4778-0775-0 (USA edition)
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September 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Back Road: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 2
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
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September 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Back Road: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 2
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
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September 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Back Road: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 2
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Back Road, The
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 1-5012-7955-6 / 978-1-5012-7955-3 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Back Road
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September 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Back Road
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ISBN: 1-78433-132-5 / 978-1-78433-132-0 (UK edition)
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October 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Back Road
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ISBN: 1-4805-3784-5 / 978-1-4805-3784-2 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Back Road
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ISBN: 1-4805-3801-9 / 978-1-4805-3801-6 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Back Road
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ISBN: 1-4805-3818-3 / 978-1-4805-3818-4 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Back Road
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ISBN: 1-4805-3835-3 / 978-1-4805-3835-1 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Back Road
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Title: The Back Road
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November 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Back Road
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October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Back Road (Tom Douglas Thrillers Book 2)
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
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