Monday 13 May 2019

BLOG TOUR ~ Sleep by C.L.Taylor

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Sleep by C.L. Taylor where I've a review of her latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Sabah Khan from Avon Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of the review so without further ado, here it is:

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie. Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

When we meet Anna, she's on her way with three members of her team that she works with to a team-building retreat for weekend when tragedy strikes. Anna walks away but was it her fault?? She lives with her boyfriend Alex but you can tell that things aren't really right between them and all Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But with crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night they are making everything impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…
To try and escape her past, Anna decides to apply for and take 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 these 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.

Well, where do I start with this........I absolutely LOVED it. I thought C.L. Taylor's books were all brilliant especially her last two books, The Escape and The Fear but Sleep was even better, I devoured it in a couple of days, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I LOVE the way Cally's writing is so different to other books I've read before, it's not a 'whydunit' story as we do get to know that from near the start but it's more of a 'whodunit' with layers upon layers of deception and lies that unfold before our eyes the deeper you get into it. Sleep is told from multiple characters throughout the book, each with their own story. I have to say that I absolutely loved the characters and especially the murderer, they were everything you'd expect with a sociopath - cold, calculating, manipulating and has no regard for anyone's feelings or who they hurt on their path of destruction and what an opening chapter to open a book, it was brilliant, but I don't want to really say too much more without spoiling it other than just go out and buy Sleep. It is just brilliant and I'd HIGHLY recommend it so make sure you grab a copy to bring along with you on holidays as it'll be the perfect beach read.

Sleep is available from all good bookshops, libraries, audio and on Kindle where it is currently £3.99 at the time of publication of this review.

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