Ash – the man she loves – will be arrested by the police.
Millie – her precious daughter – will be taken from her.
She will lose her friends.
She will doubt her sanity.
Someone is stealing everything Jo loves, and will stop at nothing.
But right now, Jo is laughing in her kitchen, eating dinner with her family, suspecting nothing.
It’s raining outside.
There’s a knock at the door. They are here.
When the police show up at Jo’s door saying they are arresting her partner, Ash, she doesn’t know what to think.
When Social Services are not that far behind, saying that they want to take her daughter, Millie due to complaints of abuse, Jo very reluctantly agrees when she thinks she has no choice.
When it becomes clear that things are not what they seem, Jo becomes frantic.
DCI Tom Douglas and DI Becky Robinson are back and they vow to help her but with Jo questioning which people she can trust, she doesn’t know whether she will see Ash and her daughter again.
I am always so happy when Tom and Becky come back again. They are one of my favourite crime fighting duos and I was intrigued to see what came next.
I don’t know what it is about these novels but I devour them. I race through them because I can’t stop reading and then I have such a book hangover once I’ve finished. Rachel Abbott has such a way of writing a compelling thriller and this book, like the others, did not disappoint.
Some of Jo’s decisions are questionable but overall, I felt sorry for her.
The plot, with its many twists had me guessing right up to the end. I didn’t know where this story was going to go. Just when I thought I had it figured out, something else would happen to throw me off.
This story had me suspicious of almost every character, even people in Tom and Becky’s team.
This book can be read as a standalone. The other books could give you a little more insight into Tom’s background. However, it doesn’t have a huge baring on this novel in terms of immediate plot.
I can’t say anymore about it as I really don’t want to give things away. What I will say is that this is an on the edge of your seat thriller that I couldn’t put down. Rachel Abbott does it again. It was excellent.
Thank you to Rachel for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Rachel Abbott’s debut thriller, Only the Innocent, was an international bestseller, reaching the number one position in the Amazon charts both in the UK and US. This was followed by the number one bestselling novels The Back Road, Sleep Tight, Stranger Child, Nowhere Child (a short novel based on the characters from Stranger Child), Kill Me Again, The Sixth Window, Come a Little Closer and And So It Begins and The Shape of Lies.
Rachel’s novels have now been translated into over 20 languages and her books have sold over 3 million copies in the English language.
Rachel splits her time between Alderney – a beautiful island off the coast of France – and the Le Marche region of Italy, where she is able to devote all her time to writing fiction.
Right Behind You was released on 16th January by Black Dot Publishing. Click to view on Amazon UK.)
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