SLEEP TIGHT: if you can… you never know who’s watching.

As those of you who follow the blog will know, SLEEP TIGHT was launched on 24th February, and went straight into the  top 50 in the Amazon Kindle Chart, and is currently at number 35. It’s number 1 in both the Psychological chart and the Thriller/Crime chart too, and I couldn’t be more pleased!

Those of you who have read the book will know that it deals with a difficult, but very real, subject. Without giving too much away (and nothing that isn’t already mentioned in the book blurb), in Sleep Tight, some children go missing. It’s an interesting but sad fact that over 20% of child abduction cases in the UK are by a parent, and another 20% are abducted by somebody known to them. That’s scary in itself, but perhaps not as scary as the fact that the remainder are abducted by strangers. Surprisingly in 2011/2012 there were over 500 child abduction cases in the UK –  those we see on the news are but the tip of the iceberg. 

So the book poses the very real question, ‘how far would YOU go to hold on to the people you love?’

The reviews have been outstanding, and given the sensitivity of the subject matter, I was particularly pleased by the comment from Cleo of the Cleopatralovesbooks blog, who said:

The power of Rachel Abbott’s writing is the fact that her characters behave like real people in that their reactions to events are realistic.

But that’s just one of the many fantastic reviews, and I wanted to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to my readers, who have been incredibly supportive. For a writer, the one thing that makes it all worthwhile is hearing from readers that they have enjoyed a book – and so many of you have taken the time to either let me know personally, or write a review. So I just wanted to say…


Many of you came along to the Facebook launch party too, and it was great to have the opportunity to chat with you online throughout the day. You made it the success that it was.

DylanI was thrilled by the number of responses from people at the launch party on just about every subject. We had a vote on who would make the perfect Tom Douglas,  and the winner was Dylan McDermott by quite a margin. Not my personal favourite, but obviously I am in the minority!

The fact that he is American does give me pause for thought, though.

champagne3We had plenty to eat and drink as well – from cakes in the afternoon to cocktails, champagne and canapés in the evening. If only we could make virtual food have taste!

All the recipes had been tested by me, and I know they are all good – so if you  want to know more, let me know!

“The narrative is ingeniously created maintaining a page-turning tension that is riveting right up to the pulsating nail-biting climax.”

Finally, a note to those of you who have taken the time to write a review on Amazon or Goodreads. You probably have no idea how much these reviews mean to an author. Not only is it great for a writer to read such amazing accolades about their work, it is the one thing that helps other people to decide whether to buy a book or not.

“The ploys and planning are quite brilliant. A captivating and thoroughly enjoyable, well-written novel.”

If you have read SLEEP TIGHT, and enjoyed it, I would love to hear from you. Either contact me on the form below, or via a comment, or on my Facebook page, Twitter or email or post your review on Amazon.

Thank you all, once again.


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