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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

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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,910 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87 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.

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109 of 117 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleep Tight 11 July 2014
By Aurora TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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45 of 50 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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31 of 35 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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66 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling Psychological Thriller 25 Feb. 2014
By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Rachel Abbott has crafted a plot that fairly zips along, packed with action, thrills and emotion. From the opening chapters, an atmosphere of unease and tension is evident within the marriage between Robert and Olivia Brookes, who have three small children. The reasons for this become clearer as the storyline progresses. Robert is a manipulative control-freak, possessive of his wife and her activities. Protection of her children is Olivia's priority as the feelings of mistrust and suspicion build up between the couple whose relationship seems to be founded on a mixture of truth, lies and mind games. Olivia is fully aware of her trapped predicament.

Robert returns home from a business conference to find Olivia and the children have disappeared into thin air. The house is immaculate and nothing is missing. The police become involved, not for the first time with the family members. DCI Tom Douglas and DI Becky Robinson take charge of the missing persons' investigation. Little do they know the adventure they are taking on that encompasses events full of subterfuge, intrigue, and mystery.

The narrative is ingeniously created maintaining a page-turning tension that is riveting right up to the pulsating nail-biting climax. The characters and the locations are believable and readily pictured. The twists during the build-up with the later revelations are totally unexpected. The ploys and planning are quite brilliant. A captivating and thoroughly enjoyable, well-written novel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Found this ok as a chapter a night bedtime read
Published 1 hour ago by sarah franklin
2.0 out of 5 stars ok
Storyline dragged and the ending was rushed. The twist was not that exciting and then it wasn't explained properly so quite disappointing.
Published 4 hours ago by LoveLi
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really good read, keeps you guessing!
Published 4 hours ago by Holly Bunker
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
That was one great read, the plot thickening all the way through, keeping you guessing. Roll on her next book
Published 1 day ago by daz2728
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Gripping from beginning to end. Wonderful style of writing by Rachel and she has obviously researched into the way the police conduct these cases couldn't put it down.
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I read the Back Road and thought that was good but this is a brilliant book that kept you interested all the way through. Is it Robert thats cunning and conniving or Olivia? Read more
Published 2 days ago by LeggyG
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great read! Kept you hanging all the way throught!
Published 2 days ago by angela fenn
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant
I really enjoyed this book. The plot keeps you intrigued all the way through. A truly enjoyable ready for murder mystery fans
Published 2 days ago by Mrs. Sandra Reddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleep tight.
Great book really enjoy Rachel Abbott's books.
Published 2 days ago by Sab 1
4.0 out of 5 stars I needed something that I could easily read during a train journey and...
When I received the e-mail requesting a review I simply could not recall this book at all. Once I had reminded myself of the story line it came flooding back. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Namelesslady
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