Book review

Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell #review @Caroline_writes @bookouture

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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 his dark 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.

As Ruby starts to close in on the twisted individual, can she stop him before he strikes again? And how well does she really know the man she loves?

Published by Bookouture, 20th April 2017

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I’m a huge fan of Caroline Mitchell and was so happy to see the second in the Ruby Preston series being released. Caroline Mitchell has a way of drawing a reader in from the first page and Sleep Tight was no different.

In Sleep Tight Detective Ruby Preston is on the hunt for a serial killer, this is one sick and twisted serial killer though and I will admit I got goose bumps a lot while reading this book, that’s a good thing in my opinion.

I really liked getting to know Ruby in Love You To Death and it was great getting to follow her story a bit more. Ruby’s not your average Detective, she has a past that she can’t forget and doesn’t want to either but it’s one that she can’t let interfere with her career, easier said than done though in Ruby’s case. She’s a brilliant character, she has balls and isn’t afraid to bend the rules but she has respect from all her team. I also love Nathan Crosby, he’s the father of Ruby’s child and there’s still such an attraction between the pair but Nathan’s not on the right side of the law so it’s detrimental to Ruby’s career that no one finds out.

I’m not going to say much about the plot as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone but I will say it takes many twists and turns, it will keep you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails and looking over your shoulder. I’m not sure how Caroline Mitchell comes up with these stories but boy are they good, gruesome and quite scary *shivers*. I honestly didn’t want this book to end and can’t wait to read more in this series.

Sleep Tight could possibly be read as a stand alone but I would recommend reading Love You To Death first, that way you’ll get to know the characters a bit better and honestly its just another great book.

My thanks go to Bookouture and Netgalley for the copy in exchange for an honest review.

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