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Published by Black Dot Publishing, 13 February
2018. ISBN: 978-1-9999437-0-7
some authors that when you see they have a new book out, you just know that you
are in for a treat, and Rachel Abbott is one such author.
a short but chilling prologue, we are taken back four weeks to meet Sharon, so
looking forward to her forthcoming marriage. But Sharon does something silly…
story is told by multiple narrators. The main narrator who is trying to free
herself from an abusive husband is told in first person, and while you are
privy to her life, she is not initially identified.Far away two other women are trapped and wait
silently for their time to die.
discovery of the body of a scantily clad girl in a hide poses a question for
DCI Tom Douglas.Did she come here to
commit suicide or was she murdered? Unable to accurately determine the cause of
death or identify the body, and with about three hundred thousand people
reported missing each year, and many about whom the authorities are not
informed, Tom feels he is looking for a needle in a haystack.
are several strands to this book and as the story develops so does the mystery
of how these random people are linked.In the main what they all have in common is the bad choices they have
made.The story is a scary reflection on
how people can easily become victims manipulated by bad people when they are in
a vulnerable state. This is a clever and ingeniously plotted mystery which
gripped me from start to finish.
Rachel Abbottwas born
just outside Manchester, England. She became a systems analyst at the age
of 21 in the early 1970s, and formed her own software company in the mid 1980s
designing computer programmes for education. The company expanded
into all forms of interactive media and became extremely successful. The sale
of the company in 2000 enabled her to take early retirement and fulfil one of
her lifelong ambitions - to buy and restore a property in Italy.Once there she completely restored a ruined
monastery and started a second successful business renting it out for weddings
and conferences. In 2010
she embarked on her third career and wrote her first book Only the Innocent.