Book Review: Sleep Tight by C S Green

Even in your dreams you’re not safe…

The nightmare is only just beginning…

When DC Rose Gifford is called to investigate the death of a young woman suffocated in her bed, she can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to the crime than meets the eye.

It looks like a straightforward crime scene – but the police can’t find the killer. Enter DS Moony – an eccentric older detective who runs UCIT, a secret department of the Met set up to solve supernatural crimes. Moony wants Rose to help her out – but Rose doesn’t believe in any of that.

Does she?

As the killer prepares to strike again, Rose must pick a side – before a second woman dies.


DC Rose Gifford is called in to investigate the death of a young woman who has been suffocated in her bed.

As she works the case, she can’t help but feel that there’s more to this death than it appears.

Rose then meets DS Moony, an eccentric older detective who runs a secret department of the MET set up to solve supernatural crimes.

Moony wants Rose’s help but Rose doesn’t believe in ghosts… does she?

The killer is preparing to strike again. Rose must decide what she believes in before someone else dies.

Having read the premise for this novel, I was excited to be a part of the blog tour for Sleep Tight, book one in the Rose Gifford series.

Right from the beginning, this novel had me completely hooked.

The plot unfolds at a great pace as does the tension and suspense. It had me completely on edge, especially with the supernatural elements.

I was gripped all the way through as I tried to figure out what was going on and what Rose’s role in it would be.

The atmosphere the author creates is very vivid and there were a few times where I had to slow down as I was reading it so fast. I needed to know how it ended.

Rose is a great main character. She’s strong, flawed and it’s easy to have empathy for her circumstances.

The characters overall contributed to my liking of this novel. Scarlet, Moony and Adam especially. I found the scenes with them particularly compelling, and I wanted to know more about what a department like this would do, should one exist of course.

As always, I am not going to say much more. I don’t want to spoil it.

Sleep Tight is a unique crime/psychological thriller and unlike anything I have read in this genre.

As this is book one in the series, I really hope there is a book two. I look forward to seeing what happens next for Rose.



About CS Green:

Cass Green is the pseudonym of Caroline Green, an award-winning author of fiction for young people.

Her first novel, Dark Ride won the Rona Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award.

Cracks and Hold Your Breath garnered rave reviews and were shortlisted for eleven awards between them.

She is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and teaches Writing for Children at City University.

The Woman Next Door was her first novel for adults. Her latest novel, Sleep Tight was released by HarperCollins on 11th November 2021.

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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