This review is written with thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for my copy of Sleep Tight.
There is a killer at large in East London, who disguises his victims as fairy tale princesses, and it is the job of Detective Sergeant Ruby Preston and her team to find him. When Ruby finds evidence in her lover, Nathan Crosby's home, she is positive he has been framed. But with time running out, can Ruby discover who the killer is before he takes more victims.
Following on from Love You To Death, Sleep Tight is the second novel in Mitchell's DS Ruby Preston. At the end of Love You To Death, I was unsure where Mitchell would take Ruby, but I enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the character better, and found the conflict between her personal and professional life intriguing, particularly as Nathan becomes involved in the investigation. In addition, there are several compelling characters in Ruby's team, and I enjoyed learning more about them, particularly their personal lives, as this gave the characters more depth.
Unlike in Love You To Death, the reader learns who the perpetrator is early in the novel. This helped me to get under his skin. It was particularly interesting to read about his relationship with the Crosby family and learn what made him tick. This allowed Mitchell to create a sense of danger, and it is that that ultimately kept me reading: I wanted to find out if Ruby would find the killer and be safe.
I did not expect Sleep Tight to end in the way that it did, and I am pleased that the ending was slightly open, paving the way for what should be an interesting third instalment in the DS Ruby Preston series!
Sleep Tight is available on Amazon.