When philanthropist Hugo Fletcher’s dead body is discovered tied to a bed in his London home, Chief Inspector Tom Douglas determines right away that he’s hunting a female killer....
When human remains are discovered at a former children's home, DI Kim Stone fast realizes she's on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades....
When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison....
With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake....
The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas's head was the image of her teenage daughter's face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out....
In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse....
How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber....
A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but then - you realise - she wants your life....
Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons....
You know that feeling? When you want something so badly, you almost feel you'd kill for it? Be careful what you wish for....
When a woman's body is discovered and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation....
Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbours....
Her dream home will become her worst nightmare....
You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything....
Shadow Cove, Washington, is the kind of town everyone dreams about - quaint streets, lush forests, good neighbors. That's what Sarah thinks....
Ruby is a vlogger, a rising star of YouTube and a heroine to millions of teenage girls. And she's missing.... But she's an adult - nothing to worry about, surely. Until the video's uploaded....
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation....
Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend, Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words the last time she saw her and, in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box....
When Olivia calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again.
Two years later Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called to investigate, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. Her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag. For some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, phones, and computers. Then they find the blood...
A decent, simple story that could have been gripping, but was dragged out far too long. Not at all worth the hype. Disappointing.
What a great story, full of twists and turns, really well written and the narrators were good too. Would definitely recommend this book!
26 of 27 people found this review helpful
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I liked the attempt at the Northern accent but feel that it would have been better to just have a Mancunian narrate. The male narrator was not the best at doing female voices but overall both narrators were easy to listen to.
Any additional comments?
This is a decent story, worth the money but I wouldn't rate as brilliant. The author was good at making you think hard about the clues in some areas but not so much in other areas.<br/>I didn't like the subplot/side stories like the love angle or the detectives break in because it didn't go anywhere - I mean literally didn't go anywhere at all. <br/>Overall though if your into this genre and want something easy and a bit cheaper than other audible' s it shouldn't disappoint
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Where does Sleep Tight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Very close to the top - I found it hard to stop listening.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I really like Tom - he's not hard to like - he seems to have an instinct for when the evidence is not what it seems.
Have you listened to any of Melody Grove and Andrew Wincott ’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No I don't think I have - the narration was very good - as an avid Audible listener I really appreciate good narration - it can really make the experience for the listener.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes it definitely was.
Any additional comments?
This is the second book I have listened to by Rachel Abbott - really enjoyed The Back Road but this is even better.
23 of 24 people found this review helpful
One of the best books I have listened to of late just wished it had lasted longer!!!
I highly recommend it!!
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
The narrators were very good and the story quite gripping. I did listen to it over 2 days, because I had to know what happened. Recommended.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Great story great narration.
I really enjoy Rachel Abbott's writing, this book kept me entertained right until the very end.
17 of 19 people found this review helpful
Loved this book - the narration was super, the story kept me guessing all the way through - loved all the twists and turns! Can't wait to get into the next Rachel Abbott
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Gripping from beginning to end! I gave stayed awake to the early hours to finish listening to this story. Brilliant!
17 of 20 people found this review helpful
The book starts with a chapter the significance of which only becomes obvious towards the end of the book. The main story then starts as the police are called by Robert to report that his wife, Olivia, has apparently disappeared with their three children, shortly before he returned from attending a conference.
The narrative switches around following the thoughts and actions of Robert, Olivia and the detectives. It emerges that Olivia is deeply unhappy as her highly manipulative husband, in the pretence of being ultra caring, monitors her every move and systematically circumscribes her life by excluding friends and family. We learn that Robert captured her affections at a time when she was grieving the death of her parents and the disappearance of a much-loved partner and father of her daughter.
There are many twists in the story, particularly towards the end and the denouement is surprising. I listen and read many detective stories and this book is no exception in following what seems the inevitable template for this genre: the main detective is divorced or a widower, a bit of a maverick and his boss (now usually a woman) is hard on him; the crime(s) are far from run-of-the mill; and the story reaches a crescendo as the hero/heroine is in severe jeopardy, often owing to a rash or stupid decision. All these conventions are here, but nevertheless I was gripped by this imaginative and well-crafted novel and kept listening to find out what happened next.
Some have criticised the narrators but I thought they were very good.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book was spoilt for me by the narration. In particular the male's accent and inflection grated so much so that I almost returned it.would also have been better if the female narrator played all the female parts and visa versa. Nevertheless, overall the story was very good and an enjoyable listen.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
It is not often that I find myself not having the slightest idea where a detective story is heading. Rachel Abbott had me guessing and I was not guessing correctly for at least the first half of the book. Indeed a great read.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Rachel Abbott again writes a great book with lots of twists and turns.
I would thoroughly recommend it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this author yet again. Olivia was a bit weak but I love the interaction between Tom and Becky