Monday, 15 February 2021

#BlogTour Close Your Eyes by Rachel Abbott

 It's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Close Your Eyes by Rachel Abbott today.


About the Author

Rachel Abbott began her career as an independent author in 2011, with Only the Innocent, which became a No.1 bestseller on Kindle, topping the chart for four weeks.

Since then, she has published eight further psychological thrillers and sold over 3 million copies. She is one of the top-selling authors of all time in the UK Kindle store, and her novels have been translated into 21 languages.

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.

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About the book

Don’t let him under your skin. He’ll destroy you. Don’t fight him. He’ll win. Run. Never let him find you.

I thought I was safe here, but I’m not. I’ve stayed too long. Now Genevieve is dead, and the police are on their way. It’s time for me to go.

I must stick to the plan – the one I made the day I arrived in this city. My bag is packed. It always is. I will destroy every shred of evidence of my existence. The police must never find me. If they do, so will he.

I made a mistake, and someone had to die. But I’m the one who has truly lost her life. I need to make a choice. If I keep running, I’ll never stop. If I go back, he will make me suffer.  

How many lives can one person ruin?

Review

Can I just say I'm majorly miffed that one of the most interesting elements of this book isn't mentioned in the blurb, ergo talking about it in my review would be a mega spoiler - and I really want to talk about it. Arrgh. I shall have to skirt around it and be all cagey in my approach.

Martha has inadvertently made herself a prime suspect for the murder of her boss's wife, regardless of whether she did it or not she looks guilty. Disappearing and leaving a trail of exactly zero evidence suggest she has something to hide and was planning some kind of crime from the very beginning.

The fact the investigating team queries whether she might be running from someone other than the police is a testament to how well they work together. There isn't an automatic assumption of guilt. They follow the evidence or lack of it, but are also aware that something else might be going on.

As Tom Douglas and team search for a killer, the story of Martha takes place simultaneously as the reader is taken back into the past to learn why Martha has done a bunk.

I really enjoyed where the author took this story. It might just be a storyline, however it is an aspect of our society that has multiplied and become a clear danger for the vulnerable, the lost and those looking for some kind of fulfillment. Unfortunately many children become casualties of the aforementioned people and their inability to assess the risk for themselves and others.

It's another cracking read in the Tom Douglas series. There is a clear intent to inform, whilst creating a riveting crime read, which is trademark Abbott.

Buy Close Your Eyes at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Black Dot Publishing Ltd. Available in ebook, audio, paperback - 11 February 2021. Buy at Amazon com

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