The setting is small village English countryside. THE BACK ROAD was a disturbing and quite shocking book, especially at the beginning. I had to keep reading. It doesn't take long, just a few pages, and you’re hooked, line and sinker.
The author, Ms. Abbott, wrote the story with a large variety of characters. I found the author did a wonderful job of describing their reasons for doing things and their behavior. It made me feel like I was on a chocolate binge, I couldn't get enough. Just about the time I thought I had everything figured out, I found out I was WRONG! I found THE BACK ROAD is a twisted, winding maze that you as the reader travels trying to find the answers.
Slowly things get tense and you as the reader are feeling less confused. The book was interesting, entertaining, suspenseful and much more. The author kept me on the edge of my seat turning those pages as fast as possible. Ms. Abbott keeps you intrigued until the very end and then the author wrapped the story up in a neat little package.
I recommend this book to everyone. Pick up a copy and see if you can figure out the mystery of THE BACK ROAD.
In a quiet country village, secrets abound.
When a young girl, Abbie Campbell, is knocked over and left for dead on the back road of the village of Little Melham, waves of shock ripple through the small community and a chain of events, which threatens to expose long-kept secrets, is triggered.
For Ellie Saunders, the truth about that night puts both her marriage and the safety of her children in jeopardy–she has to protect her family, no matter what the cost. And Ellie isn’t the only one with something to hide. She and her sister Leo believe they have put their troubled childhood behind them, but Leo’s quest for the truth reveals a terrible secret that has lain hidden for years.
Ellie’s neighbour, former detective Tom Douglas, has escaped to Little Melham in search of a quiet life, but finds himself drawn into the web of deceit as his every instinct tells him that what happened to young Abbie was far more than a tragic accident.
In this gripping novel, the peaceful English countryside belies the horrible truths that lurk beneath the trimmed hedgerows, behind the closed doors of smart sitting rooms and within unspoken conversations.