Wednesday 22 January 2020

Right Behind You by Rachel Abbott @RachelAbbott BLOG TOUR #RandomThingsTours #TenThingsAboutRachelAbbott

Some doors should not be opened.
Some can never be closed.
Jo Palmer's peaceful and happy life is about to end.
Ash - the man she loves - will be arrested by the police.
Millie - her precious daughter - will be taken from her.
She will lose her friends.
She will doubt her sanity.
Someone is stealing everything Jo loves, and will stop at nothing.
But right now, Jo is laughing in her kitchen, eating dinner with her family, suspecting nothing.
It's raining outside.
There's a knock at the door. They are here.
A DCI Tom Douglas thriller

Right Behind You by Rachel Abbott was published in paperback and ebook on 16 January 2020 and is a DCI Tom Douglas thriller.

I'm delighted to welcome the author here to Random Things today as part of the #RandomThingsTours blog tour. She's sharing Ten (random) things about herself!

10 (random) things about Rachel Abbott

1.     I was born and brought up in Manchester, and now live in Alderney in the Channel Islands in a Victorian fort.

2.     My office is in a Victorian gunpowder shelter in the grounds of our home.

3.     Between leaving Manchester and moving to Alderney we lived in Italy for a few years where we restored an old (small) monastery.

4.     I started my working life with no clear direction, having decided not to take up a place at university (Bangor, in North Wales). But in my late 20s I decided to train as a systems analyst. I loved it, and it was only a few years later that I formed my own software company.

5.     I used to sing as part of a folk duo, and we made an album. Until recently, a couple of tracks were available on Spotify, but thankfully they have now disappeared.

6.     My favourite holiday of all time was a couple of years ago when we went to Antarctica. An amazing place, and the penguins were a delight to watch, as were the whales.

7.     I did two parachute jumps for charity, and ended up in hospital after the second one (only a bad sprain, though).

8.     My favourite novel of all time is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Despite that, at a recent quiz I wrote down the housekeeper’s name as Mrs Danby instead of Mrs Danvers. The shame of it!

9.     We love German Shepherds and have just got a new puppy called Coco (absolutely adorable).

10.  I can recite the alphabet backwards as quick as I can forwards. It’s my one and only party trick.

Rachel Abbott's debut thriller, Only the Innocent, was an international bestseller, reaching the number one position in the Amazon charts both in the UK and US. This was followed by the number one bestselling novels The Back Road, Sleep Tight, Stranger Child, Nowhere Child (a short novel based on the characters from Stranger Child), Kill Me Again, The Sixth Window, Come a Little Closer and And So It Begins. Her most recent novel, The Shape of Lies, was released in February 2019.

Rachel's novels have now been translated into over 20 languages and her books have sold over 3 million copies in the English language.

In 2015 Amazon celebrated the first five years of the Kindle in the UK, and announced that Rachel was the #1 bestselling independent author over the five-year period. She was also placed #14 in the chart of all authors. Stranger Child was the most borrowed novel for the Kindle in the first half of 2015.

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. For more information, see Rachel's website, or follow her on Twitter.

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