Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell

carolineAbout the Author

A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. She now writes full time.
Published by Bookouture, her DC Knight crime thriller series reached the number one position in the Amazon crime charts. Love You To Death, the first in her new series featuring DS Ruby Preston was published in November 2016.

 

Book Description

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?

My Review

Omg what a fantastic thriller, the plotline truly amazing, just the right amount of darkness and thrills, unputdownable. Caroline Mitchell has outdone herself again.
A compelling read following DS Ruby Preston as she races against time to catch a serial killer who is snatching young women, then posing them in character in staged scenes, someone is trying to frame her lover Nathan, a man from the other side of the law. We go through the turmoil that Ruby inevitably feels as she tries to stay true to her profession but also the love for Nathan and their daughter, trying everything she can to bring the true killer to justice.

I hadn’t read the first in the series but there was enough history in the story to enable an understanding of the characters and not leave me wondering who they really are, I will go back and read the first but you certainly could read this book as a standalone.

A compelling and dark thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat and take you on a rollercoaster ride of your life and leave you wanting more.

 

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Bully Boy Blue by John Nicholl

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About the Author

John Nicholl, an ex police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written three dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which are Amazon international bestsellers, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is always happy to hear from readers, bloggers or anyone interested in proposing a joint creative project. He can be contacted via his author website at: http://www.johnnicholl.com.

Book Description

Every aspect of Kathy’s life is dominated by her abusive bully boy husband. Now she’s pregnant and in fear for her life. Can she ever escape him?
A gripping page-turner of a psychological thriller packed with suspense.

My Review

A novella that pulls the punches from the first page, a police inspector who abuses his wife, physically and mentally, separating Kathy from friends and family as her husband spins a web of lies to control Kathy’s life. This short story follows Kathy as she learns to fight back to save her unborn child, a real page-turner with hard hitting scenes which go unnoticed in a lot of peoples lives, not for the fainthearted as can be brutal at some stages.
Bully Boy Blue is fast paced and very well written by John Nicholl, approaching a subject that is for the most part taboo. I will definitely be looking to invest at looking into more of John Nicholls books.