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Sleep Tight [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Abbott
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,708 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

From the author of the bestselling novels Only the Innocent and The Back Road

How far would you go to hold on to the people you love?

When Olivia Brookes calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. She has reason to fear the worst; this isn’t the first tragedy that Olivia has experienced. Now, two years later, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called in to investigate this family again, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. All the evidence suggests that she was here, in the family home, that morning.

But her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag – on the kitchen table. The police want to issue an appeal, but for some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, from phones, from computers.

And then they find the blood…

Has the past caught up with Olivia?

Sleep Tight – if you can. You never know who’s watching.

Praise for Rachel Abbott:

"Rachel Abbott will keep you guessing long into the night and just as soon as you’ve figured it out...think again!”- Suspense Magazine

"It is one of those books that holds you hostage and is hard to put down until the end" – Confessions of a Reader

“Abbott creates a tangled web of deception, secrets, and red herrings” – Booklist

“Pure Genius: A Masterclass in the Perfect Thriller!!” – Love Books

“One of THE Best Mystery Suspense Novels Read This Year!” - Amazon Vine Voice

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2674 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0957652232
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I7VVZAI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,708 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rachel Abbott was born just outside Manchester, England. She spent most of her working life as the Managing Director of an interactive media company, developing software and websites for the education market. The sale of that business enabled her to take early retirement and fulfil one of her lifelong ambitions - to buy and restore a property in Italy.

But even in Italy the winters can be cold and wet, and so Rachel decided to fill those dismal days by fulfilling another ambition - writing a psychological thriller! ONLY THE INNOCENT, her first novel, was more successful than she could ever have imagined, and it enabled her to change her life yet again, and become a full time writer. Her third novel, SLEEP TIGHT, was released on 24th February 2014.

Rachel's website can be found at

Website : http://www.rachel-abbott.com
Blog : http://rachelabbottwriter.wordpress.com/
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/RachelAbbott1Writer

And via Twitter - see the Twitter feed on this biography page.


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105 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkly brilliant 17 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The author asks the reader to suspend disbelief right from the start. And I did.

Olivia is suddenly abandoned by her lover when he disappears. She is carrying his child. Then her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Reeling from despondency and loss, she is rescued by Robert, who is the knight in shining armour who takes care of her.

They marry, have children together, but don't live happily ever after. Olivia feels like Robert is always watching and controlling her. Robert insists that his wife is stressed and forgetful. He makes excuses for her to the school when she fails to pick up their children. When he goes out for pizza with the kids, and doesn't return, Olivia calls the police. But seems it's a false alarm, according to Robert. He told her he was taking them overnight to spend time with them, since they are all so close to their mother.

The story is told from 3 POVs, Olivia's, Robert's, and the detective in charge of the case. There is also input from the detective's partner, his would be girlfriend, and Olivia's best friend. As a reader, I wasn't sure if Olivia (done in first person) was an unreliable narrator, or whether Robert was gaslighting his wife.

The author grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go. I read it late into the night.

This is more of a dark psychological mystery. The fast action doesn't begin until the end of the book. So readers that love a lot of action may not like this. I loved it, and the end was a huge surprise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleep Tight 11 July 2014
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This is a tight suspense novel full of twists and turns which will keep you guessing right until the end, . Throughout we are teased by the question of if a crime has been committed, and if so, what happened and who did it to whom. After initially being convinced of the husband's mental abuse I then vacillated about his guilt or innocence for some time. Gradually the truth of who is the guilty party starts to emerge and the story becomes more suspenseful as that person seeks to wreak his vengeance on the person he considers to have betrayed him. I can remember sitting in my bed in early hours of the morning reading this, mentally urging the police to move quickly to protect certain people from huge trauma and even death.
The suspense is built well and the reader finds they have been subtly drawn in to the heart of the story. The author is careful not to lay all her cards on the table at one time, revealing only a little at a time and teasing the story out. It was well told and there are little things about Robert which seem a little odd at times but don't necessarily shout "wrong" Even when all has been revealed there are parts of the story which are not revealed to all of the people involved. I didn't find that ambiguity too much of a problem as there were some things which Olivia couldn't afford to make entirely clear, although Tom had obviously worked it all out, even though he couldn't prove everything sufficiently to press charges.

This tale of obsession and manipulation was a good read which was congenial company through a night of insomnia.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another triumph! 24 Mar. 2014
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I really enjoyed reading the first two books by this author and so I've been waiting eagerly for Sleep Tight to come out. It's very rare these days that I can't stop reading a book but there is something about the way that the story unfolds that is riveting. The peeling back of each layer is done with such finesse that I found myself constantly reviewing what I already knew and in turn thinking I had it all sussed out before another little bit of information was revealed to throw everything up in the air again. This might sound like the author threw in red herrings and unnecessary twists and turns but it wasn't like that at all - it was just the way the story was revealed that was so perfectly done and then with such a nicely satisfying conclusion with all the lose ends perfectly dealt with. Brilliant! Even better that Rachel Abbott is becoming such a well-loved author without having to go down the traditional publishing route. I wish her much success for the future and can't wait for her next book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars an interesting read 2 May 2014
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I got into this book quickly and couldn't put it down. it was an interesting read and I plan to read somemore of Rachels work,
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 26 Feb. 2014
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Could not put this book down, just such a good read, as are Rachel Abbott other books.
This book yet again makes you finish one chapter, and the just have to read the next one.
The twists in this book are so good, and yet so suttle that you do not see them coming. I read it in
Two days, but wish I had been more patient with my chapter frenzie, as now it is over. Waiting for the next
Book. I shall miss Tom, but not for too long I hope! No pressure Rachel!!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You will not be disappointed 30 May 2014
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This was my first Rachel Abbot novel. It only cost £2.99 so I wasn't really expecting much. I did however thoroughly enjoy it. It's a shocking tale of unrequited and obsessive love. There are chilling moments when you question the plot and ask would someone really do that? Sadly though I believe they would. The characters are all believable. In particular Olivia's determination and the lengths she would go to, to protect her children, is one any mother will identify with. By the time I reached the last few chapters it was impossible to put the kindle down and off I went reading into the early hours and not at all disappointed that I did. I've since downloaded Only the Innocent (which may infact be her first novel?) and am pleased that we meet up again with the same detective and who has his own story to tell. I read few thrillers largely because I've no desire to frighten myself unnecessarily. This book contains just the right amount of heart thumping anticipation and I would definitely recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read not a classic
Interesting ideas and the plot comes together well at the end. A good read not a classic.
Published 2 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars could not put down
This book absolutely gripped me from beginning to end!!! I Will definitely be reading more of Rachel Abbott's books!! Real thriller!
Published 2 hours ago by Rachel1985
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleep tight
I chose this rating because I think this is a very complicated story of intrigue and shows how a madman can behave towards a woman he wanted to over power, I will read more of her... Read more
Published 12 hours ago by Mrs. Angela R. Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars Not good
Don't waste your money it was very very boring
Tried and tried to get into it but couldn't !
Published 12 hours ago by rex marchant
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book is FANTASTIC!!! Page turning , plenty of suspense . Loved it
Published 12 hours ago by AMD
4.0 out of 5 stars Riveting
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I will now seek out other titles by this creative and imaginative author. This is a must read.
Published 13 hours ago by Milly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Fab never put the book down riveting ,and creepy you can imagine walking down,
the road the way she describes it,fearful and hold you breath stuff
Published 15 hours ago by nellie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
A VERY good book. Loved every bit of it. Felt like I was there with everyone. Robert was the ultimate character to hate. Very well written--bonus!
Published 1 day ago by Emmy Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fab book, couldnt put it down from start to finish x
Published 1 day ago by mrs t m tighe
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really enjoying this mystery - keeping me interested all the way through
Published 1 day ago by Kay Spicer
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