Book Review: Right Behind You by Rachel Abbott

Jo Palmer’s peaceful and happy life is about to end.

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. 

 

About Rachel: 

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. 

Rachel’s website : http://www.rachel-abbott.com and say hi on Twitter: @RachelAbbott

Right Behind You was released on 16th January by Black Dot Publishing. Click to view on Amazon UK.) 

 

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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