Book Launch: the new novel from Rachel Abbott – THE BACK ROAD

V6 smallI am delighted to announce that my new novel – The Back Road – has been launched in the UK!

For those who loved Only the Innocent, you will no doubt be pleased to hear that Tom Douglas is making a reappearance. In The Back Road, he is taking a sabbatical, but it doesn’t stop him from getting involved when he knows that there is a mystery to solve – and in the next book, he’s back in the police and ready for action.

Here’s what it’s all about:

One girl is fighting for her life in hospital. One village is struggling to hold tight to its secrets.

When a young girl is knocked over and left for dead at the side of the road, the small community of Little Melham goes into shock. And why was Abbie out so late at night? Why wasn’t she missed?

For Ellie Saunders, the truth about that night could put her marriage and even the safety of her children in jeopardy. She has to protect her family, no matter what the consequences.

Former DCI Tom Douglas thought that Little Melham would offer a peaceful retreat from the daily trauma of his work for the Met. But as he is drawn into the web of deceit, his every instinct tells him that what happened to Abbie was more than a tragic accident.

Only one person knows the whole story – why Abbie was out that night, and who was driving the car. For that person, the accident spells disaster, and somebody has to pay.


Currently available on Amazon UK for pre-order, readers who buy now won’t have long to wait. Just one week, and it will be available on your Kindle!

It will be available for other e-readers from September 2013, and in the US it will be in paperback and audio formats as well as Kindle versions.