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The Sixth Window

(2017)
(The sixth book in the DI Tom Douglas series)
A novel by

 
 

A gripping psychological thriller from multi-million copy best-seller Rachel Abbott.


‘Masterly and compelling.’ Robert Bryndza, author of Girl in the Ice

‘Abbott at her best.' Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner

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Every instinct told her to run…

Natalie Grey is living a nightmare. She has discovered a disturbing website link on her new partner’s computer and fears he has a dark side, and even darker intentions. When her husband died in a hit and run accident, Ed had seemed like a safe harbour. Now where can she turn?

Concerned for the safety of her fifteen-year-old daughter Scarlett, she moves them both to a new home beyond his reach, unaware that the apartment holds secrets of its own. Left alone during the long days of the school holiday, Scarlett investigates strange sounds coming from the other side of the wall, never anticipating the danger that awaits her there.

DCI Tom Douglas’s investigation into the apparent suicide of a teenage girl draws him ever closer to Natalie and Scarlett. But will he be too late to protect them from the danger they face, or from the truths that will tear their lives apart?

Will they ever feel safe again?

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Praise for The Sixth Window

‘The tension that built throughout this book simply blew me away .’ - Angela Marsons, author of Silent Scream

‘The Sixth Window is a masterclass in tension from the queen of the genre. It is a scarily believable, tense and compelling thriller and it’s impossible to ration yourself to a few pages at a time.’ – Goodreads reviewer

'Masterly and compelling. I couldn’t put it down until its heart-stopping conclusion.’ – Robert Bryndza, author of Girl in the Ice

‘I am in awe of Rachel Abbott’s plotting! The Sixth Window is Abbott at her best. ’ - Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner

Praise for Rachel Abbott

'A properly addictive, leave-the-light-on thriller.' – Red Magazine

'This fast-paced thriller will have you racing through to its shocking conclusion.' - Closer

'Almost unbearably tense, with a killer twist.' - Good Housekeeping

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Masterly and compelling. I couldn't put it down until its heart-stopping conclusion." - Robert Bryndza

"Rachel Abbott once again confirms she's the Queen of twisted suspense with another taut thriller that will keep you up long after lights out. Her characterization is as adept as her plotting and you'll find yourself mistrusting everyone and questioning everything before the killer twist at the end spectacularly turns everything on its head! Abbott is at the top of her game with The Sixth Window - it's cracking five-star read." - Michelle Davies

"I am in awe of Rachel Abbott's plotting! The Sixth Window is Abbott at her best, with pageturning twists to the very end. Recommend it to your best friend and your book group - you will want to discuss it with everyone you know." - Elizabeth Haynes

"I have spent two days completely immersed in this twisty turny story and recently emerged breathless. Never in doubt was the skill this author has to captivate me with her complex, dark storylines and masterful character studies but the tension that built throughout this book simply blew me away. DCI Tom Douglas is a particular favourite of mine as well as his trusty aide Becky. I love the relationship between these two characters. I loved the exploration from the different viewpoints and developed a particular soft spot for Scarlett, a fifteen year old girl trying to find her way without her deceased father.At 50% my head was darting in so many different directions due to this author's skill at consistently blindsiding me and adding yet more psychological twists and thrilling turns that sent me off in a completely different direction. None of my theories were correct and I was left open-mouthed as the final pieces slotted into place. Incredibly skilfully woven tale of loss, deceit, jealousy and love set against the backdrop of a difficult subject with the highest amount of sensitivity. A definite 5* read from me." - Angela Marsons

"Abbott continues to be an outstanding force in the world of thriller writing and The Sixth Window is no exception. Pacy, suspenseful and cleverly constructed, it is a gripping page-turner of a read, filled with astute observations on human nature. I loved it!" - LJ Ross


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Used availability for Rachel Abbott's The Sixth Window

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sixth Window 2017
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 0-9576522-8-3 / 978-0-9576522-8-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Dot Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Sixth Window: 6
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 1-4894-8674-7 / 978-1-4894-8674-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Sixth Window: 6
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
ISBN: 1-4894-8675-5 / 978-1-4894-8675-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sixth Window: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 6
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Sixth Window: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 6
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sixth Window: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 6
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sixth Window: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 6
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sixth Window: The unbearably tense psychological thriller (Tom Douglas Thrillers Book 6)
Author(s): Rachel Abbott
Publisher: Black Dot Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU