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Only the Innocent
桃色殺機
版本: 平裝470頁  2013 年 2 月 5 日  Thomas & Mercer出版
ISBN:978-1611097849
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內容介紹

瑞秋艾布特 (Rachel Abbott)201111月自助出版的電子書小說《桃色殺機》(Only the Innocent),曾登上英國亞馬遜電子書排行榜第1名整整四週,至今狂銷10萬本,締造數字出版的奇蹟。

 
雨果弗勒契(Hugo Fletcher)是英國知名的慈善家,他平時幫助東歐的娼妓逃離妓院獲得重生,當他被發現死於英國倫敦的住處,全身赤裸四肢被綁在家中臥室的床柱時震驚了整個倫敦。用來綑綁手腳的血紅色絲巾讓人懷疑這場殘酷的謀殺兇手是個女性,會是婚外情對象? 是前妻? 還是另有他嫌?
 
她的老婆羅拉(Laura)知道丈夫死訊後從義大利急忙趕回倫敦,隨同偵辦此案的探長湯姆(Tom Douglas)和警員貝琪(Becky)想要抽絲剝繭找出嫌犯。十年光鮮亮麗的婚姻中,羅拉時而住在倫敦時而住在義大利華麗的別墅,和雨果常出席許多慈善晚會,然而他們兩人早已貌合神離,似乎有不可告人的秘密。最後當探長湯姆拼湊出了真象,但發現殺害雨果的兇手的動機起因是為了保護其它女性不再遭受雨果的魔掌時,湯姆會選澤懲罰兇手還是保護這位無辜的女性?
 
瑞秋艾布特 (Rachel Abbott)在創作者本心理驚悚小說時最先是想要創造一個冷血的女殺手,而且這本小說的重點不在於找出殺手,而是找出謀殺的動機,快節奏的對話、倫敦、義大利場景的描述,加上懸疑與人物性格心理的刻劃,都讓這本小說出類拔。每個人的生活都不是只是如同我們表面所看到的,但是當我們掀開了那層薄紗,我們真的有勇氣來看這些病態的慾望、偷情、控制慾?
 
 
A #1 Kindle Best Seller in Thrillers, Crime, Mystery and Suspense

"Rachel Abbott is the epublishing sensation of 2012" - The Guardian
 
   
When Laura Fletcher approaches her home in Oxfordshire to
find hordes of photographers crowding the gates, she knows there is something
terribly wrong. She is faced with the shocking news that her husband is dead -
brutally murdered - and according to Chief Inspector Tom Douglas, there is
little doubt that the murderer is a woman.


In a marriage that has taken her from the glamorous five
star luxury of London, Venice and Positano to a bleak and draughty manor house
in rural Oxfordshire, Laura has learned to guard her secrets well. She is not
alone. It would appear that all the women in her husband's life have
something to hide.


But there is one secret that she has never shared, and
when the investigation reaches its dramatic and horrific climax, she realises
that she has no choice. She has to give Tom Douglas the final piece of the
puzzle. And this changes everything, leaving Douglas with a terrible dilemma:
whether to punish the guilty, or protect the innocent.


ONLY THE INNOCENT is a spellbinding psychological thriller
that will leave you breathless!
作者介紹

瑞秋‧艾布特(Rachel Abbot),被《衛報》(Guardian)譽為電子書出版的趨勢,六年來的英國亞馬遜電子書暢銷冠軍作者,瑞秋‧艾布特是2015年總出版及個人出版的前14名暢銷作家,

2016年,瑞秋的小說受到雜誌Good Housekeeping、Closer的年度回顧, Red magazine更選了她的另一部作品Kill Me Again作為當年夏季最佳驚悚小說。

出生成長於英國曼徹斯特,瑞秋在1980年代創立了屬於她自己的媒體互動公司,在賣出公司和退休之前,她移居到義大利,在那裏她為15世紀義大利僧院進行整建,也就是在這裡某天她發現自己在寫作中找到快樂,而Only The Innocent便是她的第一部作品。瑞秋的作品有The Back Road, Sleep Tight、Stranger Child、Kill Me Again、The Sixth Window and a novella、Nowhere Child,而她的著作已翻譯成21種語言出版。

書評

截止2012719為止

Amazon UK: 127位讀者給了5顆星的評價

Amazon US:  26位讀者給了5顆星的評價

 A Stunningly Complex Debut Novel

Rachel Abbott has proved with this debut that she is a cracking writer. The book is a complex layered web, every chapter adding more and more layers of intrigue and pulls you in further. I don't do spoiler reviews, but by the end of the book I felt profoundly sorry for Laura, wife of the victim and very pleased that the murder victim had indeed met his end.
A man is found dead, obviously killed by a female and executed clinically and professionally. Will our boy in blue Tom put the pieces together, and when he does, will he follow his heart or his head?
I love thrillers, and have read many of them, and this one stands out as one of the best. I cannot wait for her next offering, Abbott made me as a writer want to tuck under the duvet and shut out the world till I had finished her story. Amazing stuff. Rachel Dove, The Kindle Book Review
Brilliant read
I would never normally wish anyone dead but I will make an exception for Hugo Fletcher. ... this is the best book I've read in ages. It has a good mix of story telling, interesting characters, relationships, crime and suspense. I read it in 2 days and couldn't turn the pages fast enough and haven't stopped thinking about it since.
A must read
An absolute fantastic story told by a superb author. The book grasped me from the first word and would not let go until the last. More twists and turns then I could count, a real masterpiece. Still in shock from the final revelation. If you want to read a gripping thriller, then this is it. Five stars and my comments cannot do this fantastic book the justice it so deserves.
Crime fiction at its purest
Rachel Abbott's rollercoaster debut is astounding and has bestseller written all over it. She explores some dark, dark places in the human psyche that will make you think twice about outer kindness and charity. The Devil's in the detail but who is The Devil? Gripping from start to finish, the pages almost turned themselves as I enjoyed the fast-paced journey to the final denouement.
A great read!
One of the first books for some time that I genuinely couldn't put down. Characters are well developed and realistic meaning you do want to find out more more about them. An unusual idea for a thriller and kept me guessing until the end.
Fantastic thriller
A friend recommended this book to me. I'm glad I started to read it on a Friday evening because once I started I just couldn't put it down! Absolutely excellent read. Great suspense!!

得獎紀錄

在英國Amazon電子書排行榜的紀錄 Highest chart positions (Amazon UK):

Kindle Store(paid) #1 (4weeks)
British Detective #1
Suspense #1
Thriller #1

電子書已賣超過10萬本!
 
桃色殺機》(Only the Innocent)與《僻徑》(The Back Road)一直盤踞英國amazon犯罪/懸疑小說排行榜前幾名,底下是2013年5月20日的紀錄,《僻徑》已登上排行榜前100名長達64天,《僻徑》則是登上排行榜前100名長達170天
 

 

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