Today I am excited to share my stop on the blog tour for Sleep Tight.  This is an amazing crime thriller with a supernatural twist and I just can’t wait to share my thoughts on how much I have loved this book!  The cover alone is so beautiful and intruiging!  😀  A big thank you to Jen Harlow for the chance to be on this tour and the copy of the book and please don’t forget to take a look at the other stops on this tour.  

Title: Sleep Tight (Rose Gifford #1)
Author: C S Green
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Urban fantasy – supernatural
Book format: Hardback
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Description:  Even in your dreams you’re not safe…
The nightmare is only just beginning…
When DC 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.

*Free copy provided by publisher for review…

Review:  Oh wow this book is good, I just couldn’t put it down as soon as I’d started it! DC Rose Gifford and her colleague are called to the home of a woman who seems to have suffocated in her sleep. But her bedroom door was locked and a murder doesn’t seem possible. While her team struggle to work out how she was killed, something about the murder makes Rose feel uncomfortable. As more emerges about how the woman died and what was happening to her, Rose soon finds herself dealing with things that she doesn’t feel comfortable with, things that affect her personal life too.

This was such an amazing story and it was easy to get into right away. The story follows Rose’s character mostly, although there are some chapters that switch to following a woman who’s suffering from nightmares when trying to sleep as well as a few chapters which followed the killer’s thoughts and actions. The first chapter instantly had me hooked, as it followed a woman suffering trouble sleeping, worried about a visitor that appears when she’s drifting off to sleep. The next chapters start to follow Rose as she finds out more about the dead woman’s life and the strange nightmares that plagued her.

I love how this story unfolded and the interesting mix of both crime story and the supernatural. Rose’s character is one I immediately liked. I like character’s whose lives are not perfect and Rose’s is especially interesting. I enjoyed getting to know her character, the strange things that happen in her home and how she ended up, unintentionally, making some mistakes and ended up in some difficult situations. After some time the investigation takes on an interesting supernatural twist as Rose meets DI Moony and begins working at UCIT. I loved how interesting and different the division was, and how Rose reacted to it at first. I really enjoyed Moony’s character, she was unique and I enjoyed finding out about a connection she had with someone.

This story really kept me guessing throughout. The were interesting twists and revelations but I never guessed at who the killer was, even though there were some really interesting and eerie chapters from the killer’s point of view. The descriptions of everything was so detailed that it produced a vivid image of each scene in my mind, and yet despite the desciptions of things I didn’t find the pace slowed at all. This felt like an exciting thriller and the supernatural element added to it just made it all the more exciting and interesting for me. The ending is really good and I found myself audibly gasping when something was revealed. It kept me gripped right to the end and I just can’t wait for the next book in the series! There are a few uses of the f swear words but nothing else I’d consider too upsetting except for some descriptions of deaths, murders and the interesting creepy chapters from the killer’s point of view.

Overall I have really enjoyed this book. I haven’t read a lot of crime thrillers before, and I hadn’t read any books by the author before this one, however I’m so eager to read the next in the series! There’s something about mixing the crime story with the supernatural that has me really hooked and I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys crime stories, supernatural tales and even for those who are new to both. It’s an interesting and gripping story with some great characters I can’t wait to get to know more of in future books.

What do you think of this book?  Do you like crime stories?  What about stories with a supernatural twist?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂