Book length - 368 pages
Publisher - Avon Books UK
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I want to thank Sabah from www.avonbooks.co.uk for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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…
Absolutely amazing. SLEEP by C.L. Taylor is absolutely amazing in every possible way and I couldn't wait to get to the final page so I could find out all of the answers (and what a final page!).
When a tragic accident changes Anna and her colleague's lives, Anna struggles to deal with her feelings of guilt and sadness. Even when she is cleared of all wrongdoing, Anna shrinks into herself as she tries to heal but when she begins to get mysterious and creepy messages about going to sleep forever, she decides that a drastic change is needed. Moving to a remote Scottish island to work at the only hotel there, gives Anna a chance for a fresh start and the wild beauty of the landscape gives her some much-needed space and peace. But when the first group of guests arrives, a storm soon rolls in and not everyone is who they say they are. When the messages begin again will Anna be able to uncover the truth before it is too late?
The setting is fantastic in this story as the isolation and eery quality of the hotel adds the perfect atmosphere to the story - it also helped that I was reading this book in the middle of a storm so my nerves were already tingling! The characters were all intriguing in their own way and I enjoyed trying to figure out who they were beneath their carefully created facades. The pace works very well and there was never a dull moment from beginning to end. While I definitely was thrown off the scent a few times throughout, I had figured out the truth by the last few chapters but the ending still took me by surprise.
Compelling, haunting, and spine-tingling in all of the right places, SLEEP by C.L. Taylor is my favourite book from this author so far and I cannot wait for more from one of best authors in this genre.
C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. She is a four times Sunday Times bestseller and her books have hit the number one spots on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play. Cally has a degree in Psychology, with particular interest in abnormal and criminal Psychology. She also loves knitting, Dr Who, Sherlock, Great British Bake Off and Margaret Atwood and blames Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected for her love of a dark tale.
Her dark psychological thriller THE ACCIDENT was published in the UK by Avon HarperCollins in April 2014 and as BEFORE I WAKE in the US in June 2014 by Sourcebooks.
Her second psychological thriller THE LIE was published in the UK in April 2015. It became a Sunday Times bestseller and hit the #1 slots on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Sainsbury ebooks. THE LIE was published in the U.S. by Sourcebooks.
CL's third psychological thriller THE MISSING was published in April 2016 and was another Sunday Times and ebook bestseller. THE MISSING was published in the U.S. by William Morrow in 2017.
THE ESCAPE, her fourth psychological thriller, went to number 2 in the Sunday Times paperback chart in 2017 and won the Dead Good Books Most Unreliable Narrator award.
Her fifth psychological thriller THE FEAR was published on 22nd March 2018 in the UK and was another Sunday Times bestseller. It was longlisted in the National Book Awards crime/thriller category, shortlisted in the Dead Good Book Awards for 'Most Recommended Read' and in the 'Page turner' category in the Hearst Big Book Awards.
Her sixth psychological SLEEP will be published in ebook and hardback in the UK on 21st March 2019 and in paperback on 5th September 2019.
THE TREATMENT, her Young Adult thriller, was the fastest selling UK YA debut of 2017. Cally is currently writing her second YA thriller which will be published in the UK in June 2020.
Her international bestselling romantic comedies (written as Cally Taylor), HEAVEN CAN WAIT and HOME FOR CHRISTMAS were both published by Orion in the UK. They have been translated into 14 different languages, and her debut was voted ‘Debut Novel of the Year’ by chicklitreviews.com and chicklitclub.com.
In 2014 HOME FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a feature film by JumpStart Productions.
For more information:
Website - cltaylorauthor.com
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