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Publisher's Summary

Laura and Owen buy a secluded cottage on the edge of the Peak District. Old mines riddle the hills surrounding their new home and soon after moving in, Laura starts to hear faint snatches of birdsong. Her husband, wrapped up in his new job, is rarely around.

Nervous and alone, Laura fears she's developing tinnitus. Her doctor can find nothing wrong. Then an archaeological dig on a neighbouring hill unearths some disturbing finds...and Laura's life starts to become terrifying.

©2015 Chris Simms (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Chris Simms has never shown any reluctance to chill the blood of the reader." ( Good Book Guide)
"After many years of reviewing...it’s not often my jaded nerves get actually, physically jangled." ( Morning Star)

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Wish it was scarrier sooner.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story was a little slow to build up. But when it FINALLY did it was actually pretty creepy and sad.

Would you recommend Sing Me to Sleep to your friends? Why or why not?

I am a very impatient reader so this story was a little slow for me.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was right on pace with this one.

Did Sing Me to Sleep inspire you to do anything?

No

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  • Mandy Dockery
  • 11-01-16

Superb!!!!

Would you listen to Sing Me to Sleep again? Why?

Well it's 5·45am and I have been unable to sleep. This book is utterly captivating so captivating I've been listening to it all night!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sing Me to Sleep?

I loved all of it, a true "horror story"

What does Becky Hindley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narration brought the story to life, and varied in accents and tones to add authenticity.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to this book all evening and throughout the night.

Any additional comments?

A rose amongst thorns- one of the best books I've read in years!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • vanessa gatrill
  • 04-20-17

keep s you on toes

good story would be good a follow up. well
narrated. could imagine the lantern cottage and surrounding area well described.

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  • A nn Salman
  • 06-18-17

Marvellous!

Wonderfully creepy story which kept me listenibg for hours continously.
Marrator excellent!
Loved the unsettled ending.

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  • suezieq
  • 08-06-18

Highly recommended

Loved the voice of the narrator very easy to listen to which made the story more of a pleasure to listen to . The story is very good, well written.

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  • Linda
  • 03-17-18

Creepy ghost story for snowy winter nights

What made the experience of listening to Sing Me to Sleep the most enjoyable?

I loved the story as I really enjoy stories about people moving to a creepy old house. It was really well-written, quite measured in its pace but beautifully atmospheric. I loved it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There were not many characters in the book but I liked the main character, Laura. She came across as a sympathetic character and you cared what happened to her.

Have you listened to any of Becky Hindley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no. I found it slightly too rushed but that is a minor criticism as overall I enjoyed the performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

dont want to add spoilers so I will just say the moment something disastrous happens to a younger person.

Any additional comments?

Loved it. Would like more from this author.

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  • Georgina Buchanan
  • 01-20-18

Sing Me To Sleep

Very good indeed and I thought Becky Hindley's narration brilliant. Want to read more of Chris Simms work

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  • Kate Abbott
  • 02-06-18

ok but not great

The few scary bits were well written and chilling but for me there just were not enough of them. the main character was so whiney that by the end of the book I didn't care what happend to her.

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