The Back Road : DCI Tom Douglas

  • by Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by Penny McDonald
  • Series: DCI Tom Douglas
  • 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane.
A driver drags her body to the side of the road.
A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching.
For Ellie Saunders last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has....
Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some peace and quiet, but as he is drawn into the web of deceit his every instinct tells him that what happened that night was more than a tragic accident.

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What the Critics Say

"There are red herrings galore in this well scripted plot and even when you think you have the story sussed, Abbott throws a spanner into the works … a refreshingly original read" (Crime Fiction Lover blog)
"Not only is it tightly plotted, with intricate twists and turns, the writing is also of the highest standard" (What am I reading blog)
"This is a tightly written psychological thriller" (Amazon top 500 reviewer)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A wonderful discovery

Where does The Back Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It’s in the top 5. I’ve just bought the next one in the series. It made an 11 hour drive bearable...actually enjoyable


Who was your favorite character and why?

I like Tom and his gentle nature. He seems like the kind of guy we all need in our lives.


What about Penny McDonald’s performance did you like?

I felt she read all of the parts really well and kept the story flowing smoothly


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

So parts made me laugh like Leo’s accurate perceptions of people and the village gossip


Any additional comments?

I found elly annoying and just wanted to shake her.

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- Michelle

The Back road

I loved this book. Entertaining and suspenseful. Very well read , I recommend it , good read
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- Diane Jones

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2014
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing