#BlogTourCaroline Mitchell – Sleep Tight

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Do you know how difficult it was to keep the fact that I had received a #TopSecret ARC of #SleepTight by Caroline Mitchell? It was so damn hard….I had to duct tape my mouth, wrap myself up in crime scene tape and bury myse……oops sorry that was me descending into my night time hobbies there 😉 But hell it was hard, especially when I started reading it and I couldn’t even say I was reading it, I couldn’t even mention it! Well anyway now I am unshackled and raring to tell you all about it!

#SleepTight is the 2nd in the #RubyPreston series and for those of you who have read book number one, #LoveYouToDeath then I can tell you, this one blows the first right out of the water!

What the blurb says:

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.

 My review:
What a devious, dark and twisted plot as young women are going missing and turning up dead as twisted corpse versions of our favourite fairytale heroines. Who is behind their torture and deaths and how has Nathan somehow become implicated in their deaths? Sleep Tight is a fast paced, dark and twisted rollercoaster of a read! So many twists and turns your head is going to be spinning Exorcist style reading this book!
Ruby Preston has got to be one of my all time favourite female detectives; I love Ruby, she is strong and feisty,  a rule breaker but 100% there for her team. Nathan Crosby – I’m sorry but I have a major #CharacterCrush on him – a man of conflicted personalities – there is bad boy Nathan who you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of and the Nathan who is ruled by his feelings for Ruby – these two are an explosive combination and I can’t help feeling a tiny bit jealous of Ruby when I read this book. Lenny Crosby, is Nathan’s brother and what a creep he is, he is not to be trusted at all and especially not around Ruby – it’s only his loyalty to his brother that stops him carrying out his real desires towards her – and they are not desires borne of the best intentions!
 #TwistedFairytales underly the book, seriously I am never ever going to be able to look at Snow White the same way again. What a dark and torturous journey we are taken in this tale of murder. Loyalty and trust are also explored as Ruby continues to find herself at odds with her loyalty to the job and her relationship with Nathan. Ruby is also trying to build up a relationship with her estranged daughter, Cathy but finds herself having to do this cloak and dagger style as the Crosby’s do all in their power to try and thwart her. Nathan is also struggling with his feelings for Ruby which are at direct odds with what his family want.
I cannot lie, I LOVED this book, the Ruby Preston series is shaping up to be one of my favourites out there. It’s fresh, it’s gritty, it’s real and it’s going to have you hooked. Keeps you guessing right up until the very end. Sleep Tight is a twisted fairytale that’s going to haunt your dreams, sleep with your lights on!

What readers are saying about the Ruby Preston series

Oh, my friggin God! Thisssss booooook! Su-bloody-perb! …a quadruple #HellYeah recommendation from me! Tantalisingly terrifying, twisted, and dark’ Crime Book Junkie

Just superb!! I can tell you, you will NOT know the ending until you get there!! It’s a shocker!’ Next Book Review

‘OMG what a corker of a book. I absolutely love Ruby.  I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough … Loved it, loved it, loved it.’ By The Letter Book Reviews

Compelling, absorbing, chilling, gruesome and freakishly brilliant.  Once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop.’  Jen Med’s Book Reviews (5*)

‘Ruby is an excellent character. Real, raw and utterly relatable’ Bibliophile Book Club (4*)

‘Caroline Mitchell creates some seriously dark and scary stuff ‘StefLoz Book Reviews

‘Fast paced, great lead character and twists and turns, what more could you ask for?’ Worcester Source (4*)

‘It will certainly have you holding your breath on more than one occasion… I really can’t wait for more from this series.’ Victoria Wilkinson – I Love Reading

Oh my God…this book blew me away! Kept me hooked right till the last page’ The Book Guzzler (5*)

‘Ruby, well she’s just in a league of her own. She shows so much strength yet I love the vulnerable side to her’ By The Letter Book Reviews (5*)

‘I think I pretty much held my breath through the last few chapters! There are twists and turns aplenty and it’s packed full of action and suspense’  Chat About Books (5*)

‘It’s a compelling and dark read; it gives you thrills, it gives you the fear and it gives you all the twists and turns you are looking for’ Chapterinmylife (5*)

A thrilling ride that blurs the boundary of what is right and what is wrong. The plot is terrifying yet somehow heartbreaking’ Kitty Catalyst – Bibliophile (5*)

About Caroline

caroline mitchell

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.

www.caroline-writes.com

https://www.facebook.com/CMitchellAuthor/

https://twitter.com/Caroline_writes

 

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