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The Back Road

(The second book in the DI Tom Douglas series)
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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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