Title: Right Behind You (DCI Tom Douglas #9)
Author: Rachel Abbott
Genre: Police procedural/ Psychological Thriller
# of pages: 400
Date of publication: 16 Jan 2020
Published by: Black Dot Publishing
(From my Kindle library)
Jo Palmer is a theatre actor and lives with her boyfriend Ash, a paediatrician by profession. Jo has a seven-year-old daughter Millie. Even though Ash is not her biological father, they have a loving father-daughter relationship. What Jo didn’t know that soon her life will be changed!
Ash gets arrested, and the social services take Millie to their office. Her life, in a blink of an eye, got disrupted. Jo has lost her sense of orientation and cannot comprehend what’s going on?
DCI Tom Douglas is back to solve a new mystery. This time there are two cases, and DCI Douglas will have to stretch to solve both of them.
Jo’s life is upended in a matter of minutes. Ash & Jo are a regular couple with their issues and, disagreements & their love for their daughter is immense. Ash is the perfect father to Millie. He also has a kid sister and a brother and, they both love Ash for an amazing brother he is! Jo is portrayed as a strong-minded woman and keeps her cool in the face of her worst nightmare.
Tom Douglas and Becky, along with their, team put in their best efforts to solve the case. At the same time, Douglas also has to deal with some of his issues.
This book has two storylines, one with the main story of Jo, and the other part relates to Tom’s history. The book gives enough background for the first-time readers to understand Tom’s backstory. The story revolves around family, love, obsession, and things we do in a moment of weakness.
The book fast-paced and has a mystery that will baffle you. The twists and turns are unpredictable. The characters and the misdirections will pull you into the book. The ending comes as an apt conclusion, along with some food for thought. Rachel Abbott’s storytelling techniques are remarkable, and the mystery will keep you on your feet.
Right behind her is an apt title for a book that will keep you guessing until the last page!