DCI Tom Douglas

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752 ratings

Only the Innocent Publisher's Summary

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. So he digs deeper, into a tangled web of secrets and lies, unraveling the sordid life Fletcher lived outside of the media spotlight.

What he uncovers is shocking, forcing the veteran cop to ask himself: With a man like Fletcher, should the guilty be punished? Or should the innocent be protected?

©2013 Rachel Abbott (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Only the Innocent

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 865
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 766

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a Police Procedural, Not a Thriller

    • By Sires on 12-15-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Only the Innocent

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Needs editing.

    • By Book lover on 11-11-13

    Regular price: $38.90

  • Book 2

    • The Back Road

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 386

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing Mystery in Small English Town

    • By Debbie on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Back Road

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $39.65

  • Book 3

    • Sleep Tight

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 671

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sleep Tight - Rachel Abbott

    • By Luanne Ollivier on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sleep Tight

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too Long.

    • By Nicole on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $22.27

  • Book 4

    • Stranger Child

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fourth in a series

    • By Luanne Ollivier on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Stranger Child

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 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.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Nowhere Child

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good

    • By JEMME on 06-23-16

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Nowhere Child

    • By: Rachel Abbot
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best. <3

    • By lacey on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • Kill Me Again

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST

    • By Andrea C. Swain on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 6

    • The Sixth Window

    • DCI Tom Douglas
    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my absolute favorites!

    • By Karen Ross on 07-31-17

    Regular price: $19.62