- this edition published by Black Dot Publishing 2017
- ISBN 978-0-9576522-8-6
- 402 pages
- #6 in the DCI Tom Douglas series (set in Manchester)
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.
DCI Tom Douglas is also chasing the truth. As his investigation into the suicide of a teenage girl draws him ever closer to Natalie and Scarlett, will he be too late to protect them from the threat they face or from the truths that will tear their lives apart?
Each of the main stories in this series can be read on its own although the main detective DCI Tom Douglas and his back story hold the series together providing a thread of continuity.
Bernie Gray was a young policeman killed in a hit and run accident when he was out on his morning jog. The driver was assumed to be a young joyrider and the case was never solved. Eighteen months on, new evidence leads to a closer scrutiny of the case and some links to a current case. Tom Douglas's team interviews the widow and her daughter and some things emerge that they had not mentioned in the earlier interviews.
Another very enjoyable read from Rachel Abbott. Highly recommended.
Now I just have #5 in the series to read.
My rating: 4.6
I've also read
4.8, ONLY THE INNOCENT #1
4.9, THE BACK ROAD #2
4.6, SLEEP TIGHT #3
4.5, STRANGER CHILD #4
4.6, COME A LITTLE CLOSER #7