I am OVER THE MOON to be joining in with Caroline Mitchell’s Sleep Tight blog tour!!! 🙂 I can’t tell you how hard it was keeping this beauty a secret for so long and I’m so chuffed to be able to share my review now. Make sure you catch up with, and follow, the rest of the blog tour…..
**I wrote this review a while ago now and I have decided to leave it as it is, apart from changing the title.**
I was SO excited to have the opportunity to read an ARC of Sleep Tight. A secret one at that! (I am writing this review on 18th February 2017.)
I LOVED Love You To Death (Book 1) (My review: Love You To Death (Detective Ruby Preston Crime Thriller Series Book 1) by Caroline Mitchell *Review* @Caroline_writes @bookouture) so I couldn’t wait to catch up with Detective Ruby Preston again. Caroline Mitchell has done it again. A brilliant second book of the series.
This is going to be one of those books that I know I’m going to find really hard to review. I don’t want to give anything away and I just know I won’t be able to find the right words to do this book justice at all and I know I’ll end up rambling, but I can honestly say that I loved it and I can’t wait for book 3!
In Sleep Tight Ruby, and her team, are confronted with the task of tracking down a serial killer before the body count rises. A serial killer who likes to transform his victims to look like fairytale characters. The way he captures, tortures, disfigures and dresses his victims to look like certain characters is nothing short of terrifying and deeply disturbing. Seriously, to say he made my skin crawl is an understatement. The killer also seems to be trying to frame Nathan Crosby for his crimes, but why? What connection is there? Ruby is always determined to solve her cases, but this time it’s even more personal. Despite Nathan’s lifestyle, she knows he isn’t capable of what he’s being set up for and she will clear his name. She also realises who the next victims will be if they don’t catch this killer fast. She risks her job, and her life, to protect them.
As the investigation progresses all sorts of shocking secrets are revealed!
Ruby Preston is a feisty character. She’s professional, but not afraid of bending the rules ever so slightly, where necessary. She’s fiercely loyal to her colleagues. She’s also a loving and devoted daughter to her elderly mother, sacrificing the majority of her earnings to provide her with a comfortable care home.
Ruby knows her relationship with Nathan isn’t ideal given her job, but she loves him and he quite plainly adores her. Their relationship is adorable and Nathan is still one of my favourite characters.
Sleep Tight is a fast-paced, police procedural which is full of twists and turns, love, loss, jealousy and betrayal.
If you haven’t read the Ruby Preston series yet then you really should. You won’t be disappointed! I highly recommend!
Many thanks to the author and publisher for my secret ARC. It has been a challenge keeping it quiet, I can tell you! I’m so glad I can now tell everyone!! Seriously, I’m honoured to have been able to read it before many others even knew it existed! 🙂
Publisher: Bookouture (20th April 2017)
SLEEP TIGHT by Caroline Mitchell
Close your eyes … Just pray you don’t wake up.
A killer stalks the streets of East London. All over the area, murdered young women are discovered, their bodies posed into a sickening recreation of fairytale princesses.
Detective Ruby Preston is determined to hunt down a disturbed individual who is using the women to realise their twisted fantasies. But when body parts are found at the home of her lover, Nathan Crosby, Ruby is torn between her job and her heart.
Convinced that he is being framed, Ruby must catch the killer before Nathan becomes the number one suspect. But as more victims are found, it becomes harder to prove his innocence.
Ruby is in too deep, knowing that the cruel individual is getting ever closer, looking for his next beautiful victim. But can she stop a killer hell-bent on fulfilling their horrific desires – before it’s too late? And how well does she really know the man she loves?
A terrifying, addictive serial killer thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, for readers of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott.
Buy a copy…..
About the Author:
A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences.
Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. She now writes full time.