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Sleep Tight

DCI Tom Douglas, Book 3
Series: DCI Tom Douglas, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Sleep Tight is the chilling new audiobook by the brilliant author Rachel Abbott and narrated by voice artists Melody Grove and Andrew Wincott. Detective Tom Douglas is called in to solve the case of a missing husband and children who disappeared two years earlier. From the second he begins investigating, strange things start happening and the wife of the missing husband vanishes. Is this the case of a family who don’t want to be found? Or is someone trying desperately to cover the tracks of their murderous rage? Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

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...

©2014 Rachel Abbott (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Rachel Abbott will keep you guessing long into the night and just as soon as you’ve figured it out...think again!" ( Suspense Magazine)

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Ripper yarn

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.

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Great Read

Rachel Abbott again writes a great book with lots of twists and turns.
I would thoroughly recommend it.

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Sleep Tight

Is one of the best books I’ve ever listened to. Compelling fascinating til the end.

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The story was good but I wasn’t swept away

I enjoyed the story but it wasn’t gripping. I think that was more a result of the narrators and their lack of conviction. I liked having two narrators but neither convinced me that they were fully committed to their character.

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Suspenseful

It always had you wondering till the end , with a unexpected twist of relief.

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Loved it - bring on the next one

I really enjoyed this author yet again. Olivia was a bit weak but I love the interaction between Tom and Becky

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Mysterious all the way through

A great story with lots of twists and turns. Great entertainment! Kept me enthralled all the way through.

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  • Nicole
  • 08-02-2015

Too Long.

A decent, simple story that could have been gripping, but was dragged out far too long. Not at all worth the hype. Disappointing.

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  • Liane
  • 12-02-2015

Wow! Fantastic story!

What a great story, full of twists and turns, really well written and the narrators were good too. Would definitely recommend this book!

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  • K04
  • 21-03-2015

decent enough

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.

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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.
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.
Overall though if your into this genre and want something easy and a bit cheaper than other audible' s it shouldn't disappoint

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  • Maureen
  • 23-02-2015

Gripping story - well paced & excellent narration

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.

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  • Sam
  • 24-02-2015

Excellent!!

One of the best books I have listened to of late just wished it had lasted longer!!!
I highly recommend it!!

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  • Chris
  • 14-04-2015

Good story

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.

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  • lorna m kennedy
  • 22-02-2015

Excellent story

Great story great narration.

I really enjoy Rachel Abbott's writing, this book kept me entertained right until the very end.


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  • Pam
  • 18-05-2015

Spot on twist turner!

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

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  • Megan Hodgkins
  • 02-04-2015

Spoiled slightly by the narration

Really good story, slightly ruined by the male narrator. I felt I could put up with his boring one-tone voice when it was broken up by the other narrator, but the chunk in the middle of the book with just him I struggled with. I found myself not really listening or being sent to sleep by his voice.
However I thoroughly enjoyed the story!

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  • Vivienne
  • 14-08-2015

Okay

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.

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  • Moriam Bartlett
  • 26-02-2015

Brilliant!

Gripping from beginning to end! I gave stayed awake to the early hours to finish listening to this story. Brilliant!

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