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…
Sleep will be published in hard and ebook on the 4th April 2019. You can pre-order your copy using the link below.
I’m a huge fan of this author so I was incredibly excited to be included on the blog tour for her latest book. I was definitely not disappointed as in my opinion this is her best book yet!
The book follows Anna as she tries to put her life back together after a tragic car accident she was involved in. I found Anna to be a very sympathetic character who, despite being at fault for the car accident I felt very sorry for as I didn’t feel she deserved what happens. I thought it was interesting that she was a slightly older character as most of the books I read in this genre tend to be younger.
The author cleverly uses the remote hotel setting to create a dark, creepy atmosphere that helps to add a lot of tension to the book as there is a feeling of anything could happen next. Due to Anna’s sleep deprivation the reader is never sure whether to trust her version of events and this helped keep me guessing as to what was going on. It also ensured that the book was very hard to put down as I wanted to keep reading to find out what happens next and who was the murderer.
The story is quite fast paced and there are lots of twists that took me by surprise. Just when I thought I had figured everything out something would happen this made the story go off in a completely new direction. I found I couldn’t put the book down, hiding in the toilet from the kids and thinking about it constantly when I wasn’t able to read it which is always the sign of a great book.
Huge thanks to Sabah from Avon for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book which I received in exchange for an honest review. If you like dark, twisty gripping reads then you’ll love this book!
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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