CL Taylor : Sleep

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Sleep. My review is written with thanks to Sabah at Avon Books for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via Netgalley.


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.

The million-copy bestseller is back in her darkest, twistiest book to date. Read it if you dare! Perfect for fans of Lesley Kara’s The Rumour and Cara Hunter’s DI Fawley Thrillers.


Sleep is my first experience of CL Taylor’s writing, and what exquisite writing it is. Set on the Scottish Island of Rum, the Bay View Hotel might be isolated, but the surroundings are beautiful and I was drawn into the environment immediately.

From the prologue, there are questions that need to be answered and I loved the way that Taylor grabbed my interest and did not let it go. She has created a brilliant group of characters, who all come with their own issues (and interesting themes to explore) She provides little clues throughout the novel that kept my brain ticking. The chapters in the novel were narrated by different characters and this maintained the tension and allowed me to think about what was happening.

I found the ending really chilling and I will be thinking about it for some time to come.

Sleep is available from Amazon

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