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January 28, 2014

THE BACK ROAD by Rachel Abbott


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RATED 4 QUESTION MARKS
THE BACK ROAD
by 
Rachel Abbott
The Back Road
 MYSTERY, THRILLER, FICTION
Paperback, 491 pages
Published October 8th 2013
 by 
Thomas & Mercer
  (first published March 18th 2013)
ISBN 1477807756 
 (ISBN13: 9781477807750)
OVERVIEW
(from Goodreads)

the quietest places hide the darkest secrets...

One girl is fighting for her life.
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. Why
was Abbie out so late at night, and 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.
REVIEW
The setting is a small English countryside.THE BACK ROAD was a disturbing and quite shocking book, especially at the beginning. I had to keep reading.  It doesn't take long, just a few pages and you are hooked, line and sinker.
 The author, Ms. Abbott  wrote the story with a large variety of characters.  I found the author did a wonderful job of describing their reasons for doing things and their behaviour.  It made me feel like a was on a chocolate binge, couldn't get enough.  Just about the time I thought I had everything figured out, wrong.  I found THE BACK ROAD is a twisted, winding maze that you as the reader travels trying to find the answers.
Slowly things get tense and you as the reader, are feeling less confused. The book was interesting, entertaining, suspenseful and much more.  The author kept me on the edge of my seat, turning those pages as fast as possible.  Ms. Abbott keeps you intrigued until the very end and then the author wrapped the story up in a neat little package.

I recommend this book to everyone. Pick up a copy and see if you can figure out the mystery of THE BACK ROAD.

I would give this book 4 QUESTION MARKS.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE BACK ROAD by Rachel Abbott from NightOwlReviews for my honest opinion.  No other compensation took place.
AUTHOR
Rachel Abbott
I lived most of life in the north of England, and worked for many years as the managing director of an interactive media company. I wrote every day - everything from creative proposals to user manuals - but most exciting of all was writing interactive dramas - including for the Cluedo (Clue in the US) interactive games. I was fortunate enough to sell my company in 2000 and we moved to Italy where we bought and restored an old country house.
My first novel Only the Innocent is about the cold-blooded execution of a well respected man, and as the story develops it becomes clear that sometimes murder can, perhaps, be justified. Only the Innocent was launched in November 2011 and reached the #1 spot on Amazon UK in mid February - and stayed there for four weeks. 
MS. ABBOTT'S FIRST BOOK
                                       
Book covers
LINKS
http://bemiown.blogspot.com

http://www.shelfari.com/books/36077234/The-Back-Road  
 http://www.amazon.com/Back-Road-Rachel-Abbott/dp/1477807756
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17863019-the-back-road
www.nightowlreviews.com


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