I am beyond thrilled to welcome you to damppebbles this evening as I have something incredibly exciting to share. Earlier today the fabulous folk at Bookouture (one of everyone’s favourite publishers) revealed the cover of the second Ruby Preston novel written by the extremely talented Caroline Mitchell. Now I absolutely ADORED the first book in the series. So much so that it made it onto my ‘books of the year’ post in 2016. To read my review of Love You to Death click here.
So imagine how excited I am that book two in the series is to be published on 20th April. I’m half way through reading it at the moment and it is SO good. I adore Ruby Preston.
Whilst I ponder on my new #girlcrush, here’ s the blurb for book two in the Ruby Preston series, Sleep Tight.
SLEEP TIGHT by Caroline Mitchell
Close your eyes … Just pray you don’t wake up.
A killer stalks the streets of East London. All over the area, murdered young women are discovered, their bodies posed into a sickening recreation of fairytale princesses.
Detective Ruby Preston is determined to hunt down a disturbed individual who is using the women to realise their twisted fantasies. But when body parts are found at the home of her lover, Nathan Crosby, Ruby is torn between her job and her heart.
Convinced that he is being framed, Ruby must catch the killer before Nathan becomes the number one suspect. But as more victims are found, it becomes harder to prove his innocence.
Ruby is in too deep, knowing that the cruel individual is getting ever closer, looking for his next beautiful victim. But can she stop a killer hell-bent on fulfilling their horrific desires – before it’s too late? And how well does she really know the man she loves?
A terrifying, addictive serial killer thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, for readers of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott.
And here’s what my fellow bloggers and reviewers are saying about Ruby:
Oh my friggin God! Thisssss booooook! Su-bloody-perb! …a quadruple #HellYeah recommendation from me! Tantalisingly terrifying, twisted, and dark’ CrimeBookJunkie
Just superb!! I can tell you, you will NOT know the ending until you get there!! It’s a shocker!’ Next Book Review
‘OMG what a corker of a book. I absolutely love Ruby. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough … Loved it, loved it, loved it.’ By The Letter Book Reviews
Compelling, absorbing, chilling, gruesome and freakishly brilliant. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews (5*)
‘Ruby is an excellent character. Real, raw and utterly relatable’ Bibliophile Book Club (4*)
‘Caroline Mitchell creates some seriously dark and scary stuff ‘ StefLoz Book Reviews
‘Fast paced, great lead character and twists and turns, what more could you ask for?’ Worcester Source (4*)
‘It will certainly have you holding your breath on more than one occasion… I really can’t wait for more from this series.’ Victoria Wilkinson – I Love Reading
Oh my God…this book blew me away! Kept me hooked right till the last page’ The Book Guzzler (5*)
‘Ruby, well she’s just in a league of her own. She shows so much strength yet I love the vulnerable side to her’ By The Letter Book Reviews (5*)
‘I think I pretty much held my breath through the last few chapters! There are twists and turns aplenty and it’s packed full of action and suspense’ Chat About Books (5*)
‘It’s a compelling and dark read; it gives you thrills, it gives you the fear and it gives you all the twists and turns you are looking for’ Chapterinmylife (5*)
‘A thrilling ride that blurs the boundary of what is right and what is wrong. The plot is terrifying yet somehow heartbreaking’ Kitty Catalyst – Bibliophile (5*)
I think I’ve kept you waiting long enough. Here’s the stunning cover:
I absolutely love it and I can’t wait for you to read this book and enjoy it as much as I am doing at present. So get clicking and pre-order Sleep Tight now!
A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences.
Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. She now writes full time.