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** Amazon Spring Sale ** Two Rachel Abbott titles for just 99p!

I’m thrilled to report that the Amazon UK Spring Sale includes two of my books – Only the Innocent and The Back Road – both for just 99p each! Only the Innocent was a number one title on Amazon just two years ago – reaching the top spot in February 2012, it stayed there for four weeks. It has over 400 FIVE STAR reviews on Amazon, and was the second highest selling self-published title of 2012. A man is dead. The killer is a woman. But what secrets lie beneath the surface – so dark that a man has to die? “A brilliant novel comes along once in awhile and this is it! The pacing, the imagery and the fine writing combine to make this an unforgettable novel.”   The Back Road was launched in February 2013, and moved quickly into the top 20, settling in the top five for the whole of

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

Cover Reveal: Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott

Here it is – at last! The cover for my next novel SLEEP TIGHT. Over the next few weeks between now and launch (a date in February, yet to be announced), I will be posting snippets – the book blurb, the prologue, the first three chapters – so if you want to follow progress, follow the blog! (options on the left of the screen). If you want to be informed when the book is available to purchase, I will add you to my launch day mailing list, so just fill in the contact form below. (Note: we will never share your contact details, and you can be removed from the mailing list at any time.) I hope you like the cover! I love it, and it’s all down to the one and only Alan Carpenter, who has designed all my covers and put up with so many changes of direction

The blog is getting a whole new look for 2014

I confess that the blog has taken very much a back seat while I have been writing book number three – but I haven’t stopped thinking about it and planning for the future. I started the blog originally because I had just begun the journey as a self-published author, and I realised that it wasn’t as easy as it first sounded. It was a slow process to get my book ready for the Kindle, and then for other platforms too – and I wanted to share everything I had learned with other authors who were experiencing the same traumas. But all that has changed now. The web is full of helpful advice, and I have just finished my third book so I’m not sure I have enough to add to the help for new authors.