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Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments Following on from the success of Only the Innocent in both the UK and the US, my new novel - The Back Road was released in the UK on 18th March 2013 and went straight into the Kindle top 100 within 48 hours. It has already picked up a number of FIVE STAR reviews, and I am both delighted and amazed at this result.

The Back Road

One girl is fighting for her life in hospital. One village is struggling to hold tight to its secrets.

When a young girl is knocked over and left for dead at the side of the road, the small community of Little Melham goes into shock. Why was Abbie out so late at night, and why wasn’t she missed?

For Ellie Saunders, the truth about that night could put her marriage and even the safety of her children in jeopardy. She has to protect her family, no matter what the consequences.

Former DCI Tom Douglas thought that Little Melham would offer a peaceful retreat from the daily trauma of his work for the Met. But as he is drawn into the web of deceit, his every instinct tells him that what happened to Abbie was more than a tragic accident.

Only one person knows the whole story – why Abbie was out that night, and who was driving the car. For that person, the accident spells disaster, and somebody has to pay.


The Back Road by Rachel Abbott

the quietest places... hide the darkest secrets


message 2: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments Just wanted to share a comment that appeared on my Facebook page yesterday :

You, Ms Abbott, are a bugger. I downloaded my new book when it was released on Monday, started reading it yesterday morning & just finished it now! The family haven't been fed or anything done in that whole 24 hours!! Even more satisfying than the first, now I've got to wait ages for the next one! Honestly, the best new writer in years, I am just loving your books so much. Thank you for sharing your talent - Wendy from Aus

Made my day!


message 3: by Philippa (new)

Philippa (philippa-poet) | 16 comments No wonder you wanted to share! Brilliant for you. Nice for her. Envious as hell!


message 4: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments Thanks Philippa - it was a lovely comment!


message 5: by Lee (new) - added it

Lee Holz | 384 comments The Back Road is listed on amazon.us but with the note: pricing not yet available. Please let us know when your US fans will be able to buy the book, Rachel.


message 6: by Kimberley (new)

Kimberley Anglesey (anglesey) | 8 comments What a fantastic response! It's great when people take the time to give you such uplifting feedback. Congrats!


message 7: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments Sorry, Lee and Kimberley - I am supposed to be notified when anybody responds on here! Lee - it's due out in the US in October - the 8th, I believe. And thank you Kimberley for your kind comment.

The Back Road is doing amazingly well - sitting between 25 and 40 in the charts and has been for the last few days - which is pretty good after only eleven days!

It now has 18 FIVE STAR reviews, which is just brilliant.

Thanks for all the support.


message 8: by Lee (new) - added it

Lee Holz | 384 comments The Back Road is on my TR list. Congratulations on your UK success. It doesn't come as a surprise.


message 9: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments Thanks Lee - I really hope you like it!


message 10: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments Just posted a new product description for The Back Road - and I think it's loads better :

From the author of #1 bestseller – Only the Innocent

A girl lies close to death in a dark, deserted lane.
A driver drags her body to the side of the road.
A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching and waiting.


The small community of Little Melham is in shock.

For Ellie Saunders the accident could destroy everything she has, because she too was out that night. But if she reveals where she was and why, her family will be torn apart. She is living on a knife-edge, knowing that her every move is being observed….

Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some well-deserved 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.

As past and present collide, best-kept secrets are revealed and lives are devastated. Only one person knows the whole story. And that person will protect the truth no matter what the cost.

The Back Road is an electrifying thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end.


REVIEWS
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


Better?


message 11: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments Delighted to report that The Back Road has been selected for an Amazon UK promotion this month, and is on offer for the price of just £0.99

A great time to buy it?


message 12: by Lee (new) - added it

Lee Holz | 384 comments We in the US can't buy from amazon UK. When will a price be listed on amazon.us?


message 13: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments Hi Lee - it's available from Amazon.com for people outside the US and Canada - but those who live IN the US will unfortunately have to wait until publication date, which is the 8th October. Sorry, Lee - it's out of my hands!


message 14: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Abbott (rachel_abbott) | 68 comments I should have mentioned yesterday that not only is The Back Road in the Amazon 99p promotion (click the text link to check out the video) but Only the Innocent is too.

Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott The Back Road by Rachel Abbott


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