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To Die To Sleep

(Natalie Marsh #3)

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After surviving a difficult year, Natalie Marsh is heading for Ellsberg Keep, an exclusive mountain resort that promises to provide the tranquility she desperately needs. She’s eager to relax and to reconnect with her estranged cousin Lily, who works as the Keep’s nurse—a reunion that begins abruptly when an accident on the winding mountain roads lands Natalie in the infir ...more
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Published November 1st 2019 by Covenant Communications
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Stephanie It can be read as a standalone. You won't have the details of some of the backstory, but they aren't necessary to understand the mystery. …moreIt can be read as a standalone. You won't have the details of some of the backstory, but they aren't necessary to understand the mystery. (less)
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Lucinda
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every time I think I know what's going on, I find out I have no clue. Seriously.

I grew up reading Agatha Christie, and thought she has some twisted stories, but Stephanie Black's are even more twisted.

I love these characters, Natalie and Gideon. This is the 3rd book featuring them, and I was really glad to see them together. They've been through a lot, both together and alone, and Natalie is ready for a reprieve, for some quiet time, while she reconnects with her cousin.

Of course, it doesn't h
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Stephanie Black is an author whose books I have been reading for a long time. I know exactly what I'm going to get when I pick up one of her books and I love that.

This book is labeled suspense and there was some of that but to me it felt more like a mystery. The characters are trying to piece together what is happening around the Keep because things are definitely not as they should be. I kept trying to guess who the "bad guy" was but it was always changing. The author was great at casting sus
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Cathy
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suspense books are some of my very favorites! I’m always happy to be a little bit scared when I know I’m perfectly safe in my house. Stephanie Black’s books are some of my very favorite suspense novels. I never quite know what to expect when I open one of her books, but I always love them. This one was no different.

I’m just going to say up front that you need to read Mind Games before this one. If you don’t, I think you’ll be a bit confused about a few things. So start there!

This book has so man
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Katie W
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ellsberg Keep is a mysterious place shrouded in death and danger, and when Natalie finds herself right in the middle of the peril, she can't seem to tear herself away, even though she's had a rough year.

Natalie is a solid character. As a psychologist, she has experience dealing with the crazy, yet nothing could have prepared her for what she finds at Ellsberg Keep. I loved the anticipation of wondering what would happen next and thrilling whodunit element that kept me guessing.

Stephanie Black h
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Octavia (ReadsWithDogs)
I picked this up on Netgalley and had no idea it was the 3rd book in a series, but now that I know it makes so much more sense!

It's basically a mystery surrounding a mysterious death in a resort at an isolated castle.

The main character doesn't get much of a backstory, but lots is alluded too...like I said it makes more sense knowing this is the third in a series. The mystery read like an Agatha Christie mixed with Shakespeare and was interesting enough, but I was so caught up wondering who ever
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A.L. Sowards
A murder mystery with Hamlet vibes? Yes, please!

In the story, amateur (but not inexperienced) sleuth, Natalie Marsh, travels to a mountain resort to spend some time with her long-lost cousin. But a few characters have questionable sanity, and then some people die (and I won’t give more details of the plot than that, because spoiling mysteries for future readers is a crime).

This story kept my interest throughout the book. The main character and her love interest were likeable and just about ever
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Maxine
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Psychologist Natalie Marsh has been invited to visit Lila, her cousin, whom she hasn't seen in years and who now works as a nurse at an expensive resort known as the Keep. Natalie is expecting a nice quiet vacation but things start going wrong almost immediately. First, even before she arrives, after she gets out of her car to aid a woman who seems to be ill, she is sideswiped by a car and is injured. As she is being tended in the Keep's medical facility, the owner of the Keep is brought in. He ...more
amanda
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
To die, to sleep;
To sleep… perchance to dream


Imagine this

You’re on your way to a secluded resort to unwind because life is rough and we all need some pampering in our lives.

SO, on your way, driving up this crazy mountain and you stop and help this woman who no isn’t a ghost (my first thought of course) but she’s sick and you help her. As you’re helping her a car clips you and YOU go tumbling down the mountainside yourself. Happy vacation to you! What a great start to some peace and relaxation an
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NaDell
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Natalie Marsh is a psychologist who goes to a quiet castle resort to meet her long lost cousin and rest after a major ordeal (in a previous book).
She finds an eccentric family and unsolved mysteries that thwart her more t to rest and relax. This book is full of suspense and a good mix of who-dun-it along with detectives work and leaves you guessing until the end.
Mara
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a great suspense/thriller to read on Halloween, a dark and stormy night, or basically anytime this is the perfect book. The cover is eerily fantastic and the story inside is a maze of plot twists and turns.

Psychologist Natalie Marsh has had a difficult year and is overdue for some rest and relaxation, which is why she's going to Ellsberg Keep up in the mountains, which has no cell phone reception or internet. She plans to rest and get to know her cousin Lily who she hasn't
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This was a book that I did not want to put down. Stephanie Black wrote a book that kept me guessing until the very end. There were many plot twists and turns and unique characters that made this book a page-turner.

Ellsberg Keep sounds like an idyllic vacation ... unless you work there or are related to one of the employees. Then you find out that murder and mayhem are afoot.

Natalie Marsh is a psychologist who has been involved in a few too many murder mysteries. Reconnecting with her cousin was
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Carro Herdegen
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kiss-the-book
Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG13
Something is not right at the Keep, a resort in America’s mountains. Before she even checks in with her reservation, Natalie gets hurt -- becoming the first victim the week -- and shortly thereafter meets the delusional owner himself. If Natalie really wanted a relaxing vacation, going to the Keep was the wrong choice.
The intrigue of To Die To Sleep is nearly palpable. Black gives her readers no respite from the suspense, sucking y
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M
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Stephanie Black did it again. This is the third book of hers that I've read in the past three months, and all three had Natalie Marsh as the main character. In the first third of the book I wondered if I'd read too many of her books too close together. By the time I reached reach about 75% of the book, my opinion had shifted 180 degrees!

I became so angry with some of the characters and how they were treating Natalie and Gideon. I wanted to call the police myself to have the authorities rush in a
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T.K.
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a tense and emotional roller coaster! Once again, I feel so very bad for Natalie Marsh; she just isn't having a very nice life, and I wanted to throat-punch some of the characters that were tormenting her. However, I very much enjoyed the comic relief provided by the theatrical Anthony; it was nice to see some of the author's delightful sense of humor come through in one of her books. 4.25 stars ...more
Mandy
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
To Die To Sleep is a fantastic suspense novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats! This book was so good; I loved the intense suspense it carried throughout the whole story. I couldn't figure out who the villain was and enjoyed that so much of the plot was impossible to predict. Told from different characters perspectives, this novel was well written and the plot moved swiftly. Natalie is looking forward to a nice quiet break from her crazy life and reconnecting with her estranged ...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
TO DIE, TO SLEEP is a murder mystery that begins pleasantly and then grows in intensity to the climatic end. Readers will find themselves cheering on these characters as they try to figure out what is going on. Recommended to fans of the author and genre.

I appreciated that even though this is the third book by this author with the same main characters, it can easily be read on its own. Having only read the first book, NOT A WORD, years ago these characters weren't real familiar to me, but I had
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Eule Luftschloss
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Dr. Natalaie Marsh is invited to Ellersberg Keep, where her estranged cousin works as a nurse in an exclusive mountain resort. After spending their childhood together and then being separated, they want to re-aquaint themselves with each other, and little do they know that someone else has different plans for the next week.

There is this castle in the mountains. It's winter, so of c
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Sheila
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I was less eloquent, I would review this book by saying, "WOW"! Since I try harder when reviewing a book I'll still say, "WOW" but tell you why. This novel is a non-stop thrill ride that keeps you wondering who did it and then suddenly you change your mind. I laughed as I suspected more and more characters until almost everyone in the book was a suspect. Black also has a way of adding more and more to the mystery with new baffling deaths and disappearances.

This is a game of CLUE that you won'
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Debbie
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
"To Die To Sleep" is a suspense novel. Natalie is injured when she stops to help someone on the side of the dangerous, winding road leading up to the resort. Before long, the owner is dead and some people question if the death might've been murder. A winter storm cuts off all outside help, and things grow more dangerous as more people go missing or turn up dead.

Natalie investigated to help clear her cousin's name, and she asked good questions that uncovered a tangled past. There were enough clue
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Sydney
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-copy, 2019-reads
From page one, readers will be on the edge of their seats wondering what will happen next in this mystery and suspense filled book. With intense danger at what feels like every corner and even deaths involved, this book is an emotional ride. This book will definitely keep readers guessing throughout the entire story. Readers will come to know the characters, or at least who they think the characters are in this fast paced and suspense filled story. This is one that mystery and suspense readers a ...more
Stella Potts
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so suspenseful and keeps you guessing right up to the end. Very well written and well edited it is told from different characters POV. This is a murder mystery that takes place in an exclusive Mountain Resort where Dr. Natalie Marsh goes to spend some time reconnecting with her cousin Lily who works as a nurse in the Resort Infirmary. When the Owner dies and it seems to be Lily's fault things start going from bad to worse and the two get tangled up in some very dangerous situations ...more
Mindy
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book excellently written and very gripping. It starts off with a bang and does not let go until the last page is reluctantly turned. The expert way this book is written, it simply pulls you in and does not let go. Poor Natalie! Wow, she has had it rough lately. :) As always, she is a fantastic character. I tried to figure out the plot as I read, then quickly gave up, because I honestly had no idea where the story would go. I love books like that. I love to be surprised and left in awe. To D ...more
Sonja
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book was a little too dramatic for me.
Rachel
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was so well written and grabbed my interest from the very beginning. As the plot thickened, I would form my guesses about who was responsible, only to have conflicting evidence be presented that made me question my opinions. I was hooked the whole way through! I would definitely recommend this book! 
Shauna
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is AMAZING with one twist after another! I cannot even imagine going on a vacation like this...oh, but how fun it was to read about! Open these pages and welcome yourself to Ellsberg Keep. I highly recommend this book!
Ranee
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Intriguing as any Agatha Christie who dunnit and safe to read 🙂
Ashley Gillan
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is all about the great atmosphere - it takes place in a castle resort high up in the mountains, where the cell phone reception is nonexistent and the roads are dangerous, and so are the people, apparently. And this deliciously dark resort really delivers the thrills!

This is the third book in a series, but I read it as a standalone and had no problems.

The book starts off with the erratic behavior of Ellsberg Keep owner, who then dies out of nowhere, while in the care of the Keep’s infi
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Lani
Oct 27, 2020 added it
To Die to Sleep has a lot of creepy elements to it -- a large secluded castle resort, murder, and mystery. A true "whodunnit" book.

Dr. Natalie Marsh travels to Ellsberg Keep, a secluded resort, for some much needed rest and relaxation and to reunite with her cousin, Lily. But things escalate quickly upon Natalie's arrival. The beloved owner of the resort begins acting out of sorts and after a long night in the hotel's infirmary, ends up dead. But is his death caused by natural causes? Natalie, L
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Kathryn Veil
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Natalie is long overdue for a relaxing vacation after the trying year she's had. She decides to reconnect with a cousin she hasn't seen in 20 years at Ellsburg Keep where Lily works as a nurse. Ellsburg Keep is a remote mountain resort that boasts beautiful views, hiking, lakes, and more. On her way there, Natalie stops to help a driver on the side of the road and ends up getting hurt after her car is hit and pushes her down the side of the road. Her vacation starts out in the infirmary at Ellsb ...more
Karin
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I got a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First of all, if I had known it was a part of a series, I would have started from the top, albeit it didn't leave me feeling like there was too much I had missed out on. I like suspense; in fact I adore it, and this book was beautifully written.

To Die To Sleep makes for a good murder mystery. Snuggle up with your favorite cup of cocoa, wait for a stormy night, and dig right in. You've got Ellsberg Keep, painted into an al
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