I am a huge fan of CL Taylor’s books, and Sleep was no exception. I blummin’ well loved it. I can usually cotton on quite quickly with how a storyline is going to progress, but Cally, in all her glory, put a stop to that for me as my mind was constantly in a whirl trying to second-guess how it was all going to end…
‘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 story evolves around Anna. Anna needs to get away from her everyday life which is currently a horror show. The only problem is that she has the intention of getting her life back together and work out the issues that are going on in her head, but in true Cally style, things are only going to get tougher!
You are drawn in quickly, and the idea that there is a killer on the loose on a remote island reminds me of a 90s slasher flick, which I love. The characters gel well together, the storyline flows with plenty of oomph, and the dreary setting is the perfect backdrop for Cally’s mesmerising storytelling. She sure knows how to grab hold of her reader’s attention, to ensure that they never want to put the book down.
If you are a sucker for a psychological thriller, then Sleep will satisfy you immensely. The end of each chapter leads perfectly onto the next, so you can’t help but carry on reading. The need to want to know more will take hold of you and not let go until the bitter end.
Cally is the Queen of Tension, and owes me a manicure as a result.
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