DCI Tom Douglas
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  • 1
    Only the Innocent | Rachel Abbott

    Only the Innocent

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (732)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (651)

    When philanthropist Hugo Fletcher’s dead body is discovered tied to a bed in his London home, Chief Inspector Tom Douglas determines right away that he’s hunting a female killer. Though Fletcher made countless enemies through his work with Eastern European prostitutes, the crime scene reeks of sex and revenge. This murder was personal. Douglas knows Fletcher’s unhappy wife, Laura, should be his prime suspect. She’s definitely hiding something. Something big. But he isn’t convinced it’s murder. Besides, she’s not the only woman with a motive to kill the manipulative billionaire....

    Not a Police Procedural, Not a Thriller

    I thought this book was supposed to be a police procedural based on the description and ended up disappointed. I should have read more of the Amazon r..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 15 2013 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
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    Only the Innocent | Rachel Abbott

    Only the Innocent

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

    Needs editing.

    I could not enjoy the story due to the poor editing. I had to discard listening in the early part .A character was described as 'looking out a window ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2013 by Book lover (Queensland)
  • 2
    The Back Road | Rachel Abbott

    The Back Road

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Sue Pitkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (245)

    In a quiet country village, secrets abound. When young Abbie Campbell is knocked over and left for dead on the back road of the village of Little Melham, waves of shock ripple through the small community, threatening to expose long-kept secrets. For Ellie Saunders, the truth about that night puts both her marriage and the safety of her children in jeopardy - she has to protect her family, no matter what the cost.

    Intriguing Mystery in Small English Town

    When I first started listening to The Back Road, I wasn't at all sure I was going to like it. It seemed as though the entire book was going to be a d..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2015 by Debbie (Toney, Alabama)
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    The Back Road | Rachel Abbott

    The Back Road

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Penny McDonald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane. A driver drags her body to the side of the road. A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching. For Ellie Saunders last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has ... Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some 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.

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  • 3
    Sleep Tight | Rachel Abbott

    Sleep Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (601)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (524)

    How far would you go to hold on to the people you love? When Olivia Brookes calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. She has reason to fear the worst; this isn’t the first tragedy that Olivia has experienced. Now, two years later, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called in to investigate this family again, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. All the evidence suggests that she was in the family home that morning.

    Sleep Tight - Rachel Abbott
    Reviewed on September 01 2015 by Luanne Ollivier ()
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    Sleep Tight | Rachel Abbott

    Sleep Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    When Olivia calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. Two years later,Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called to investigate, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. Her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag. For some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, phones, and computers. Then they find the blood...

    Too Long.

    A decent, simple story that could have been gripping, but was dragged out far too long. Not at all worth the hype. Disappointing.

    Reviewed on February 08 2015 by Nicole ()
  • 4
    Stranger Child | Rachel Abbott

    Stranger Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (277)

    When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident. Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie. Then a stranger walks into their lives, and their world tilts on its axis. Emma's life no longer feels secure.

    Fourth in a series
    Reviewed on November 24 2015 by Luanne Ollivier ()
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    Stranger Child | Rachel Abbott

    Stranger Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    One dark secret. One act of revenge. When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident. Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.

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  • Nowhere Child | Rachel Abbott

    Nowhere Child

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
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    A standalone novella featuring the same characters as Rachel Abbott's best-selling novel Stranger Child. Eight months ago Tasha Joseph ran away, and her stepmother, Emma, has been searching for her ever since. She is desperate to give Tasha the home and security she deserves. The problem is, Emma isn't the only one looking for Tasha. The police are keen to find her, too. She could be a vital witness in a criminal trial, and DCI Tom Douglas has a team constantly on the lookout for her.

    Pretty good

    It was a stop gap between stories but a good read . I love the characters, the story, and the narrator.

    Reviewed on June 23 2016 by JEMME (Killeen, TX, United States)
  • Nowhere Child | Rachel Abbot

    Nowhere Child

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbot
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Someone is looking for Tasha. But does she want to be found? Eight months ago Tasha Joseph ran away, and her stepmother, Emma, has been searching for her ever since. She is desperate to give Tasha the home and security she deserves. The problem is, Emma isn't the only one looking for Tasha. The police are keen to find her, too. She could be a vital witness in a criminal trial, and DCI Tom Douglas has a team constantly on the lookout for her. But Tasha remains hidden, and nobody appears to have seen her.

    Good follow up story
    Reviewed on May 20 2017 by bebe (South Carolina)
  • 5
    Kill Me Again | Rachel Abbott

    Kill Me Again

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Lisa Coleman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    When your life is a lie, who can you trust? When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well, although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced. But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone or why.

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    The Sixth Window: DCI Tom Douglas | Rachel Abbott

    The Sixth Window: DCI Tom Douglas

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated By Rachel Atkins
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    Eighteen months after Natalie Gray loses her husband, Bernie, in a horrific hit and run accident, she finds love with his best friend, Ed Cooper, and moves into his home with her teenage daughter, Scarlett. But she begins to suspect Ed has a dark side - and even darker intentions. Natalie must get her troubled child to a safer place, but when Scarlett starts to hear voices coming from the empty apartment next door it seems she has unwittingly moved them into the heart of danger.

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