SLEEP TIGHT – a story of obsession, deception and retribution

PRESS RELEASE – SLEEP TIGHT LAUNCHED TODAY Available for Kindle and in paperback from Amazon worldwide Rachel Abbott, self-published author of best-selling thrillers “Only the Innocent” and “The Back Road”, was inspired by some of her own experiences when writing her new novel, Sleep Tight, published on Monday 24th February. Sleep Tight is the story of an obsession that escalates from persistent stalking to something far more sinister – a powerful compulsion to possess. When the object of such potent emotions is slipping out of reach, tensions mount and control is lost. When Olivia Brookes disappears with her children, her car is still in the garage, and her purse on the kitchen table. The police want to issue an appeal, but for some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, from phones, from computers. When asked about the subject of this novel, Abbott said, ‘Being stalked is a


Sleep Tight: do you want a sneak preview? Read the prologue!

I promised I would reveal the Prologue to Sleep Tight a week before launch – well I’m two days early, but here you go!  I hope you like it – and there are some tweets at the bottom if you’d like to share. Just click “click to tweet”. If you want to be updated when the book is launched, please fill in the contact form below. Sleep Tight Prologue The girl was smiling as she left the noisy, packed pub, and shouts of laughter were ringing in her ears as she wrestled the heavy door open, letting in an icy blast of cold air. She turned and shouted, ‘Night!’ to anybody who might be looking her way and a few arms were raised in a farewell salute, but most were otherwise occupied with pint glasses, or were gesticulating wildly to emphasise some part of the latest funny story being shared

Try our anti-Valentines Quiz – Dangerous Liaisons

If you want a bit of fun this Valentine’s day, try our quiz! Click on the graphic above to enter and discover some of the most dangerous liaisons and partners in crime from the past. “The quiz winner will get a Sleep Tight goody bag” – including a signed paperback copy of Sleep Tight (or we can send you a Kindle version if you prefer), plus a reading light, eye mask, mug with cocoa and a Do Not Disturb sign – all in their own #sleeptight bag. So give it a try – just ten questions, some easier than others, and the prize could be yours!


Come to the party! The launch of SLEEP TIGHT

The launch of my new novel – SLEEP TIGHT – is getting closer. Just two weeks away, and I can’t wait. I thought it would be great to have a party to celebrate – but as my lovely readers are spread far and wide, it has to be a virtual party this time around. That doesn’t mean we won’t have fun, though, and there are lots of terrific sleep related prizes to win throughout the day – more details will be posted on the event page as and when they arrive on our doorstep. I’ll be launching the video trailer and sharing some great party food with you – all tried and tested by me, so I’m not cheating. There are also going to be quizzes and polls – you can nominate anybody you like who you think would make a great Tom Douglas – and if your choice wins

A Day in the Life of Author – Alan McDermott

I am delighted to welcome author Alan McDermott to the blog today. Alan is one of those authors that I am in awe of – he writes great books while holding down a full time job, and has twin girls at home too. This is how a normal day for him goes. Amazing! Being an author is fantastic!  The money, the fame, being able to get up whenever you want, write a couple of thousand words and then play a round of golf or go for a spin in the Lamborghini…


Blurb reveal: Sleep Tight, by Rachel Abbott

Last week I revealed the new cover for Sleep Tight – and today I am delighted to reveal the blurb – or Product Description as it’s called on Amazon! And we have a tentative release date of 24th February 2014 – which I will confirm next week. In the meantime, if you want to be kept up to date with the launch plans, and be notified when the book is available, please complete the contact form below. SLEEP TIGHT How far would you go to hold on to the people you love? When Olivia Brookes calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. She has reason to fear the worst; this isn’t the first tragedy that Olivia has experienced. Now, two years later, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called in to investigate this family again, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. All