Title: Sleep Tight
Author: Caroline Mitchell
Pub. Date: 4/20/2017
Series: Ruby Preston Series (#2)
Genre: Police Procedural/Thrillers & Suspense
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 disturbing recreations of fairytale princesses.
Detective Ruby Preston is determined to hunt down the murderer 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?
A terrifying, addictive, serial killer thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, for readers of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott.
My Review: 5/5
I listened to the Audiobook and seriously could not stop listening once I started. I don’t know why it took me so long to read this after the first Ruby Preston book, Death Note. I forgot how much I loved Ruby.
She is not your typical detective. Ruby runs with some of the bad guys, being romantically linked to Nathan who has underground crime ties. I have to admit, this makes me love Ruby even more! Maybe it’s because I’ve claimed Nathan as my ‘book boyfriend’, but there is something so intriguing about the good girl with the bad guy. I love how she takes matters into her own hands and uses her ‘connections’ when following the rules just isn’t an option.
This story is beyond creepy. I don’t get weirded out too easily, but oh my gosh! Girls have gone missing (prostitutes actually) and are later found completely transformed into a fairy princess. The killer, we learn, is living out his fantasy of leaving his mark on the world, his art. The kicker? The transformation happens while the victim is still alive. UGH!!! I cannot even imagine first being kidnapped, then being drugged, only to wake up to THAT!
When Nathan is a suspect, Ruby realized she must dive in head first to the case. Secrets are revealed…will Ruby and Nathan make it?
This author and series are quickly rising to become my favorites. Her writing is top-notch. If I were reading the book, I don’t think I could have turned the pages fast enough. Since I was listening I had to be more patient, but it was so worth it! The narrator also deserves great props as well, as she did a superb job!
Highly, highly recommend!!!
*Thank you so much to Bookouture for a copy in exchange for my unbiased and honest review!