Title: Sleep by CL Taylor
Date Published: 4th April 2019
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Psychological Thriller
All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…
To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.
Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.
Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.
Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…
The million-copy bestseller is back in her darkest, twistiest book to date. Read it if you dare!
I received a copy of this from Avon Books via NetGalley.
Anna is running away from her past and the tragic accident that killed two of her colleagues and severely injured another. She thinks that taking a job on the remote island of Rum will help her come to terms with her guilt but some has followed her intent on harming her.
Now she’s trapped in a hotel with seven strangers as a terrible storm blows in with no way of escape. Can she survive?
I absolutely devoured this novel! CL Taylor is becoming one of those authors that I can pick up one of her books and know I’m going to enjoy it from beginning to end.
I love the way CL Taylor takes an ordinary person, some you could see in the street and puts them in extraordinary situations, pushing them to their limit. I really felt for Anna dealing with all the guilt, with an unsupportive boyfriend and a lot of people who blame her for the accident.
The island of Rum made for a really atmospheric and almost claustrophobic setting coupled with Anna’s paranoia made it such a tense and gripping read.
I don’t want to say too much more about the storyline, because I don’t want to give away spoilers, but boy was this a real tension packed read with an ending I didn’t see coming at all!
My only issue was the fact that the character happens to find a job on a remote island, by chance and in her first week a bad storm happens to roll in…a bit of coincidence but I think the author manages to get away with it.
Overall Sleep is fast paced and thrilling read that you just won’t want to put down.
About The Author:
C.L. Taylor is the Sunday Times bestselling author of six gripping psychological thrillers. They are not a series and can be read in any order:
2014 – THE ACCIDENT
2015 – THE LIE
2016 – THE MISSING
2017 – THE ESCAPE
2018 – THE FEAR
2019 – SLEEP
She has also written a Young Adult thriller, THE TREATMENT, which was published by HarperCollins HQ and is currently writing her second, which will be published in June 2020.
C.L. Taylor’s books have sold in excess of a million copies, been number one on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play and have been translated into over 25 languages and optioned for TV. THE ESCAPE won the Dead Good Books ‘Hidden Depths’ award for the Most Unreliable Narrator. THE FEAR was shortlisted in the Hearst Big Book Awards in the ‘Pageturner’ category.
Cally Taylor was born in Worcester and spent her early years living in various army camps in the UK and Germany. She studied Psychology at the University of Northumbria and went on forge a career in instructional design and e-Learning before leaving to write full time in 2014. She lives in Bristol with her partner and young son.
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