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Night Night Sleep Tight

Los Angeles 1985 When Deirdre Unger returns to Beverly Hills to help her father put his dilapidated house on the market she gets a lot than she expected In a cruel Sunset Boulevard–ian twist Deirdre arrives home to find her father facedown in his too small swimming pool deadAt first Deirdre assumes her father’s death was a tragic accident But when her childhood best friend Joelen Nichol daughter of the famous and infamous Elenor First I would like to say thank you to Goodreads I won this book and so I will as usual give an honest reviewAlthough the setting for this book was 19631983 for me it felt like the 1940 s I felt like I was transported into a classic Hollywood film noir I liked the characters the story setting etc A few good twists in this who dunnitI m giving this a solid 4 star rating instead of 5 because I was just a teensy bit disappointed with the ending This is my first time to read anything by Ms Ephron but I don t think it will be my last Edouard Manet usual give an honest reviewAlthough the setting for this book was 19631983 for me it felt like the 1940 s I felt like I was transported into a classic Hollywood film noir I liked the characters the story setting etc A few good twists in this who dunnitI m giving this a solid 4 star rating instead of 5 because I was just a teensy bit disappointed with the ending This is my first time to read anything by Ms Ephron but I don t think it will be my last

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He isn’t careful she might be its final victim“Triumphant A taut mystery an indictment of Tinseltown’s twisted priorities and a series of shocks as the story nears its end” Richmond Times Dispatch“Captivating” Publishers Weekly starred review“Spellbinding”  Jennifer McMahon New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People“Enthralling” InStyle“Addictive” Good Housekeeping“Engrossing” Contra Costa Tim How could coming home to help your father get the house ready to sell turn into such a nightmareDeirdre dutifully said she would help her father with the house but when she arrived she found him at the bottom of the swimming pool When did this happen Who could have done this Could she have done it and not realized it considering her past that she was just finding out aboutNIGHT NIGHT SLEEP TIGHT was uite gripping and marvelously suspenseful All of the things that were happening made me wonder if they were really by chance or if someone had planned them to frame Deirdre After all Deirdre s brother was sound asleep in their childhood home when she arrived And what was it with folks from her past coming out of the woodwork and secrets about what actually happened the night of her car accident being revealedThe characters were uite colorful with most of them on the untrustworthy side They all seemed likely suspects in the murder and subseuently the garage fire Deirdre seemed to be the only honest one and the one being blamedI really enjoyed NIGHT NIGHT SLEEP TIGHT The suspense began with the first few paragraphs and it didn t stop NIGHT NIGHT SLEEP TIGHT was a mystery and character analysis all rolled into oneIf you enjoy uncertainty excitement and tension at its finest don t miss reading NIGHT NIGHT SLEEP TIGHT NIGHT NIGHT SLEEP TIGHT was ohhh so good and a book I couldn t wait to get back to 55This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review

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“Bunny” Nichol resurfaces Deirdre starts to wonder Back in 1963 Joelen confessed to killing her movie star mother’s boyfriend Deirdre was at the Nichol’s house the night of the murder which was also the night she suffered her own personal tragedy As Deirdre digs deeper into the past she becomes increasingly convinced that her father’s death is merely the deadly third act in a story that has long been in development And if s Our story opens in 1985 with screenwriter Arthur Unger pondering his lifeand trying to decide what to do nextHis brilliant career is behind him beginning with all the award winning scripts he had written with his partnerwife Gloria His daughter Deirdre is still angry about the car accident that crippled her and his son Henry seems to lack ambition He spends his days lazing about smoking various substancesArthur plans to sell his Beverly Hills home but it probably won t bring a lot It is smaller than the trendy homes and is somewhat of a shambles His daughter is coming up from San Diego to help get it ready for saleBefore the night is over Arthur will be deadand when his daughter finds his body the next morning after she arrives there will be many uestions And strangely she cannot find the people who could substantiate her alibiNight Night Sleep Tight A Novel of Suspense is captivating and it takes us back to Old Hollywood and the fabulous world of stars like Bunny Nichol whose abusive boyfriend was killed one night in 1963 presumably by her daughter Joelen Mysteriously Deirdre was there that nightthe night she had her car accidentuestions about the past seem to overwhelm themand as Deirdre starts her own investigation she discovers so many things that were hidden from her Did a mysterious fire in Arthur s garageoffice two days after his death somehow connect to the past and what happened to Arthur And what is the meaning of the old photographs she discovers along with a couple of other mysterious objects Why did she find her mother s prayer beads in the office after the fireDeirdre has discovered her father s memoir in manuscript form and as she reads she realizes that her father s view of the past is selective memory colored by an oversized ego but that it does not detract from the fact that he and Gloria were in much demand in those early years The prose stirs up memories for her and some of them are good But there are unanswered uestions as she reads furtherUncovering the secrets and lies might not come fast enough however and this page turning mystery kept me riveted even as I savored the glow of Old Hollywood and its glamour Misdirection and red herrings kept me from guessing what would ultimately happen 5 stars


About the Author: Hallie Ephron

is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense novels Her last five have all been Mary Higgins Clark Award finalists Her August 2019 Careful What You Wish For tells the story of a professional organizer married to man who can't pass a yard sale without stopping In this respect Hallie is writing from personal experience Her husband is a champion yard sailor who's packed their basement garage and attic with his findsA STARRED review in Publisher's Weekly proclaimed it an outstanding standalone Reviewing it for TIME Magazine Jamie Lee Curtis called it thrilling and suspenseful From Kirkus Ephron's tidy approach to stowing clues arousing suspicions keeping the chaos of the climax under control then tying up loose ends makes her a professional organizer of this type of entertainment In a word—neatHallie's Never Tell a Lie was made into the Lifetime Movie Network filmA book lover she also wrote The Bibliophile's Devotional and 1001 Books for Every Mood For twelve years she reviewed crime fiction for the Boston Globe Her Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel now in a revisedexpanded edition was an Edgar and Anthony award finalist She teaches writing at writing conferences and workshops all around the worldHallie lives near Boston with her husband and has two fabulous daughters She is the third of four writing Ephron sisters



10 thoughts on “Night Night Sleep Tight

  1. says:

    I liked the first book I read by this author You'll Never Know Dear but I found I liked this one even Two things stood out the old Hollywood was a lot of fun and setting it in the 1980s the era before everyone had a smartphone in their pocket Where someone had to run to call in a fire alarm where you had to buy a disposable camera makes the mystery just a little harder for an amateur to investigateI'm not sure if I liked the endi

  2. says:

    First I would like to say thank you to Goodreads I won this book and so I will as usual give an honest reviewAlthough the setting for this book was 19631983 for me it felt like the 1940's I felt like I was transported into a classic H

  3. says:

    This is a pretty mundane mystery whose protagonist is Deidre Unger a child of the Beverly Hills movie crowd now living in San Diego She returns home to find her screenwriter father drowned in his pool The mystery develops around whether or not the death was accidental or foul play The backstory seems to be based loosely on the actual murder of Johnny Stompanato by Cheryl Crane the daughter of actress Lana Turner Diedre is somehow involve

  4. says:

    It was like reading a book based on an episode of Murder She Wrote Perfect for any nursing home reader that can't have too much excitement suspense and intrigue due to cardiac ailments

  5. says:

    This was just an OK read murdermystery type book nothing all that special a fast read maybe read it while you are waiting for your favorite books to come in at your library xx

  6. says:

    Our story opens in 1985 with screenwriter Arthur Unger pondering his lifeand trying to decide what to do nextHis brilliant career is behind him

  7. says:

    How could coming home to help your father get the house ready to sell turn into such a nightmareDeirdre dutifully said she would help her father with the house but when she arrived she found him at the bottom of the swimming pool When did this

  8. says:

    mildly entertaining who dun itSecond time reading it because I did not remember reading it and got the book at a book sale

  9. says:

    I am normally a fan of this author but there were a lot of inconsistencies in this book that made it very irritating

  10. says:

    I stayed up until 2 am last night reading Night Night Sleep Tight What a wonderful book Every relationship brothersister daughterfather childrenfamily friend felt real and compelling There was a terrific sense of old time Hollywood with all its glamour and secrets I felt like I was being taken on an insider's tour of a wo

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