Sleep by C.L. Taylor Review


7 guests. 7 secrets. 1 killer.
Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

Sleep, written by C.L. Taylor, is a psychological thriller about guilt, grief, despair, death, revenge and murder!

Since being in a car accident, Anna Willis is suffering with guilt, insomnia and nightmares. She blames herself for the accident. When she starts receiving mysterious notes and her relationship is failing because of it she decides to take a job on the remote Scottish Isle of Rum in a small hotel. But will this help her to get the much need sleep she wants?

Soon after she arrives, so do seven guests (4 women and 3 men) for a walking tour on the beautiful island, each one has their own secret. But one has a secret worse than the others and has set their sights on Anna.

Overall, Sleep is a brilliant psychological thriller. It is a story of guilt, revenge, mental illness and murder and is a pulsating read, nothing short of brilliant!

It is told from the point of view of different narrators, but mostly from the lead character Anna. This worked really well for me and gave an insight to how people in the same situation saw who was to blame for their situation and hope they coped with it.

Anna is a very likeable and engaging character while the rest of the cast are excellent with their secrets that draw you in. The characters are all damaged in some way and adds a great depth to the story that gives you plenty to keep guessing at.

With 7 guests and one being a killer, the book has been well written and very cleverly put together. Halfway through, when I thought I had sussed the killer, it took me on a much different track and did so with ease, without changing the story. I thought it was very well done.

With plenty of surprises in store Sleep is a novel that will make sure that you don’t want to close your eyes until you have finished the book. Get ready for a sleepless night!

C.L. Taylor has written a novel that is absolutely brilliant and possibly one of the best psychological thrillers of the year.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £12.99 (Hardback) / £7.99 (Paperback) / £0.99 (Kindle)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing a honest and impartial review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link.

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