SLEEPTIGHT By C.S. Green @carolinesgreen @fictionpubteam #SleepTight #BookBlogTour

Harper Fiction | 4th March 2021 | Hardback

SYNOPSIS

The nightmare is just beginning…….

When D.C. Rose Gifford is called to investigate the death of a young woman suffocated in her bed, she can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to the crime than meets the eye.

It looks like a straightforward crime scene – but the police can’t find the killer. Enter DS Moony – an eccentric older detective who runs UCIT, a secret department of the Met set up to solve supernatural crimes. Moony wants Rose to help her out – but Rose doesn’t believe in any of that.

Does she?

As the killer prepares to strike again, Rose must pick a side – before a second woman dies.

Twisty, original and compelling, SLEEP TIGHT is perfect for fans of Alex North and Cara Hunter.

MY REVIEW

This is the first book in a new series introducing D.C Rose Gifford. She is sent with her partner Mack to investigate the death of a young woman who had suffocated, but it’s not that straightforward as the door was locked from the inside and no sign of a break in. So if someone murdered her how did they get in and out?

We learn a bit about Rose and her childhood, raised by her gran who she called mum, but she claimed to have certain powers, to Rose she was a charlatan. But what if she did have some sort of gift and Rose has picked it up? because strange things do keep happening!

When another woman is attacked in a similar way the team start looking into it a bit more, Rose is introduced to a DS Moony from a unit called UCIT, a secret department run from a run down old building. But what does this team investigate?

I enjoyed reading this and getting to know Rose, she is quite a complex character, who doesn’t let anyone in lightly, mainly because of her upbringing, as well as things in her house that seem to go bump in the night or day. There is a supernatural element to the story. Rose clearly doesn’t get on with her boss Rowland and I think it will be interesting to see where she goes in the next book. I look forward to seeing her grow and to see what the author comes up with in book two.

The pace is fairly slow, but the plot flows well and all comes together neatly at the end. A book I know lots of readers will love a police procedural with some supernatural elements and a locked room mystery.

I would like to thank #HarperFiction for a copy of this book for me to read for the blog tour. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

C.S.Green is the pseudonym for Sunday Times ebook bestseller Cass Green. Her debut adult novel The Woman Next Door was a No.1 e-book bestseller and her second, In a Cottage, In A Wood was a Sunday Times top ten and USA Today bestseller. Don’t You Cry was her third stand-alone thriller. She is the writer in Residence at East Barnet School and teaches crime fiction at City University and children’s fiction for Writers and Artist’s Yearbook.


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