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Sleep Tight: from the Sunday Times bestseller comes a gripping new thriller, the debut in a new crime series with a twist: Book 1 Paperback – 30 March 2022
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PRAISE FOR SLEEP TIGHT:
‘Eerie, original and compelling’ C.L. Taylor
‘Tightly plotted, perfectly paced, and beautifully written, the story builds to a tense and terrifying conclusion. The introduction of a secret police department set up to solve crimes with a supernatural element is original and exciting’Amanda Jennings
‘Brilliant’ Jenny Blackhurst
‘Pulse-pounding’ Caroline Mitchell
‘This locked door mystery had me hooked from the first page, and the creeping intensity builds to a heart-racing finish’ Rachael Blok
‘Caroline is one talented author’ Chris McDonald
‘Loved this genre-blending, original page turner’ Niki Mackay
'A smart police procedural with an unnerving supernatural spin, Sleep Tight promises great things for CS Green's new series and introduces an intriguing and complex lead' Eva Dolan
‘A refreshingly original thriller. Beautifully written and deliciously creepy, Sleep Tight hooked me from the very first line’ Sarah Stovell
‘Creepy, intriguing and a total page turner’ Michelle Davies
‘Rose Gifford is as brilliant a character as Susie Steiner’s Manon’ Louise Voss
'A classy police procedural with gritty characters and a delicious paranormal edge' Jane Isaac
‘A gripping, fascinating and tense novel’ Neil Lancaster
A great premise, complex characters and a supernatural twist. If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping, you’ll be totally gripped’ Paul Burston
‘A pacy police procedural with a sprinkling of the supernatural and a likeable heroine―what’s not to love?’ Lisa Gray
‘It’s rare to find a truly original police procedural, but here it is! Eerie and tense, a locked-room mystery leads us into a world of supernatural crime detection’ Jo Furniss
‘The perfect blend of crime, thriller and supernatural’ Sam Carrington
from the Sunday Times bestseller comes a gripping new thriller, the debut in a new crime series with a twist
- Publisher : HarperCollins GB (30 March 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008390800
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008390808
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
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The flawed but wonderfully human Rose stumbles from one disaster to the next; her career, her love life and even her house seem to be collapsing around her. So when her ice-maiden of a boss wants her moved to UCIT, she had no option but to go. Rose soon finds herself embroiled in a case where she becomes more that just the investigation officer.
I'm looking forward to finding out more about the UCIT team, especially Moony. And Rose's journey as she finally begins to accept herself and her abilities is enough to keep my interest - at least for the next one or two. That's what I like about character-driven stories: it doesn't matter if the plot is a bit dull, it's the characters that keep you engaged.
As for the plot... Well it was a bit different but ultimately I found it rather flat. Maybe it was the grimness of the surroundings, or the fact that the bad guy didn't give me a single shiver. It was like The Bill mixed up with a Pound Shop version of the X-Files, with no real sense of rising tension except right at the very end - which is a bit late to ratchet up the pressure imo.
But the characters saved it for me. I will definitely give the next couple a go and hope the author's skill with creating likeable characters will stretch to creating scary baddies and plots that keep you up all night.
Sleep Tight creeped me out in places, I’ll admit, and when the inexplicable happenings began, I couldn’t read it anywhere close to bedtime! Ms Green has created a fascinating blend of highly realistic police procedure with a verging on supernatural element that could put certain hard-nosed crime readers off, but for me made the novel memorable and compelling.
I much enjoyed the atmospheric details all through the novel and Rose is a character to root for with vulnerability alongside determination and strength of character. I loved the descriptions of the hidden police department especially, complete with that tea lady and her trolley… Will be keenly following the adventures of DC Gifford in book 2 of the series.