Today is my turn on the blog tour for The Sixth Window, the new DCI Tom Douglas novel, by bestselling author Rachel Abbott. I have a great guest post for you all but first, here’s the all-important book info!
About the book:
The perfect man… or a perfect stranger?
After eighteen months of grieving for her husband Bernie, killed in a horrific hit and run accident, Natalie Grey has found love with her husband’s best friend – Ed Cooper – and has moved herself and fifteen year old daughter, Scarlett, into his home. But Natalie begins to suspect Ed has a dark side – and even darker intentions.
Desperate to get her daughter to a place of safety, she and Scarlett move to a new home that holds secrets of its own. But has removing Scarlett from one potential threat placed her in far greater 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. But will he be too late to protect them from the peril they face, or from the truths that will tear their lives apart?
Out now in ebook, click HERE to get your copy!
About the author:
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 and Stranger Child, Nowhere Child (a short novel based on the characters from Stranger Child) and Kill Me Again. In February 2017 Rachel released her seventh novel, The Sixth Window.
Her novels have been translated into over 20 languages.
In 2015 Amazon celebrated the first five years of the Kindle in the UK, and announced that Rachel was the #1 bestselling independent author over the five-year period. She was also placed #14 in the chart of all authors. Stranger Child was the most borrowed novel for the Kindle in the first half of 2015.
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. For more information, see Rachel’s website, or follow her on Twitter.
Rachel’s website can be found at
Rachel Abbott’s Hot Books for 2017
Like most readers, I look forward eagerly to new books from my favourite authors, but it’s also good to find new writers to add to the list, and I am lucky enough to occasionally get advance copies of books to read from the publishers. It’s a great way to discover novels that otherwise I might not have read, and the first book in my list comes into that category. And it’s one book that I would have hate to have missed.
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
I was sent a pre-release copy of this book some months ago, and I couldn’t believe it was a debut novel. I loved everything about it, and will be buying my very own copy very soon – it’s just out now. The shout line on the Amazon page says it all:
One body. Six victims.
Not only is it an incredible plot that will keep you hooked throughout, but as a book it has more to offer than most thrillers – because Daniel Cole has a dark humour that I found irresistible.
***I second this wholeheartedly!!!!***
Lost Girls – Angela Marsons
Two girls go missing. Only one will return. The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.
What an introduction to a story! I haven’t read this, but I LOVE Angela Marsons’ books. This one is out later in the year, but I will definitely be reading it as soon as I can. The protagonist in the series is DI Kim Stone – a fascinating character with her own demons – and Angela has developed her so well that I feel as if I know her.
Wrong Place – Michelle Davies
Michelle’s debut novel, Gone Astray, is an excellent story, so compelling, and Michelle is a brilliant writer. She introduces a family liaison officer as her main police character, which gives a different and fascinating perspective on the crimes. I used a FLO (as they are known) in my first novel, and enjoyed the insights into the family that the role provided. Unlike me, Michelle has carried the character forward into this second book, and it’s another one that I’ve had the pleasure of reading in advance. It begins with the story of a man whose attempt to kill his wife fails, as does his attempt to commit suicide. Somehow, DC Maggie Neville – who has her own secrets – has to try to unravel the complex case.
Dead Woman Walking – Sharon Bolton
I am a huge fan of Sharon Bolton and, this book has a brilliant with a shout line of:
She’s seen the killer’s face. But he’s also seen hers…
it sounds like one that I have to read. I have read every single book written by Sharon Bolton, so it’s a given that I will be reading this one. Her books over the years have been so different – from Awakening – a book described as a “gothic thriller” to the Lacey Flint series, and she seems able to surprise with each new novel.
Into the Water – Paula Hawkins
Surely readers everywhere must be waiting for this book? I don’t think I know anybody who hasn’t read The Girl on the Train, and so this is a highly anticipated release later in 2017. Described as:
Aan urgent, satisfying read that hinges on the stories we tell about our pasts and their power to destroy the lives we live now
It’s a book that’s bound to have everybody talking. I can’t wait.
I’m always looking for recommendations; so if there’s a book readers have loved recently please do share! You can tweet me @RachelAbbott
As always, my thanks to Rachel Abbott for this brilliant post, and to Maura for inviting me to take part in the blog tour!
Make sure to keep up with the blog tour: