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Sleep Tight [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Abbott
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Book 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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3568 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
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,302 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88 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 and was her third number one.

Stranger Child, Rachel's latest book, was released on 24th February 2015.

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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118 of 129 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, her 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 claims he told her he was taking them overnight to spend time with them, since they are all too 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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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 26 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another triumph! 24 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A darned good read! 25 Feb. 2014
By Ignite TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Olivia is controlled by her husband Robert. He watches her even when they are in the same room. Early in the book, he takes the children away, telling her he’s taking them for a pizza, but doesn’t return straight way. She knows he is giving her a message here – what he will do if she leaves him. The story gathers momentum as we follow Liv’s point of view, her husband, her best friend and the police who try to fathom what has gone on, as Liv and the children go missing.

The writing as always, is excellent, and the beginning of the novel is tight and claustrophobic. It becomes tense and exciting as the hunt is on. Fans of the policeman Tom Douglas will be pleased to see him playing a lead role in the story. There are twists and turns in this tightly constructed plot and towards the end I felt my hear t racing as I hoped for a good outcome for a trio of innocent children. A darned good read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant page turner 7 July 2014
Format:Paperback
A fantastic thriller. Gripping from the first few pages, as we see a young woman followed home the pub and then we're thrown into Olivia's terror when husband Robert disappears with her children. When he reappears he has a chilling warning for Olivia. Then two years later we find that Olivia and the children are missing, yet her car is in the garage and her bag on the kitchen table ...

What I particularly enjoyed is the way the story is told from the different perspectives of key characters. The characterisation is very strong, and the short snappy chapters with tense, fast paced storyline make you want to keep turning the pages. Just when you think you know what's going on, there is another revelation, and this story is truly chilling at times.

The first book I've read by this author but it won't be the last. Absolutely brilliant!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational read 16 Jun. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was gripped by this book from the first to the last page. I think I encountered every emotion as the story of emotional abuse and control unfolded.
You cannot second guess this book, it keeps you guessing until the end. This is a first class psychological thriller. Can't wait for the authors next book. Have recommended this book to friends and family. Brilliant.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best reads for a long, long' long time 20 April 2014
By Solario
Format:Kindle Edition
My first Rachel Abbott, the Back Road, defeated me in the first 50 pages. This one is brilliant. I shall return to the 'Back' later.

This story is well written and the characters intriguing and beautifully 'painted' in words. I shall remember this book for a long. long time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fab book
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A real page-turner. Love Rachel Abbott's style of writing and how everything slots into place. Just one more book to read...
Published 14 hours ago by EmmaM
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Loved this, Rachel has a great way of creating atmosphere, I was gripped from the start.
Published 19 hours ago by X30ALF
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting thriller
This book is an exciting mystery from the beginning, and keeps you gripped the whole way through. The characters are all very well developed and the way the author switches... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Martha Greally
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read.
I got this as a free gift and was not sure it was my thing but I really enjoyed it. I was unsure who was the unsound one out of the husband and wife and am sure in real life the... Read more
Published 1 day ago by head hurts
5.0 out of 5 stars chills and thrills.
Another good writer please more to come.
Published 1 day ago by sandra m
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Keeps you in suspense
Published 1 day ago by lindy loo
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read for those who like a Gone Girl type paychological thriller.
Interesting characters, well-drawn, and some good tense moments, but plot was laboured at times. Would make a good film.
Published 1 day ago by Bluebird
5.0 out of 5 stars I love anything Rachel Abbott writes
Wow, what a story. I didn't want it to end. I love anything Rachel Abbott writes.
Published 1 day ago by Mrs. S. E. Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant plot - kept me enthralled all the way through. This author is excellent!
Published 2 days ago by Debbie Wheaton
5.0 out of 5 stars but I just love Rachel Abbott
Not fineshed this book yet, but I just love Rachel Abbott.
Published 2 days ago by MARIA RITA FERRI
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