Published by Avon on April 4, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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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…
Well this is another cracker of a book! Sleep manages to enthralling, keep you on your toes and puts you off ever getting into your bed again!
In Sleep we follow Anna recovering from surviving a horrendous car accident, which left two dead and one paralysed. Following the accident she has received sinister messages promising she will sleep soon. Anna, struggling to cope with the aftermath of the accident, leaves her job and the city for something more peaceful. But she is followed by the sinister messages, which become more elaborate with every move.
While we mainly follow Anna, peppered throughout the books is an occasional chapter told from the perspective of a secondary character; a lad from the accident, the father of a son. All adding to the suspense.
And the setting, which should have been idyllic and beautiful made everything seem claustrophobic and limiting. There is only a few people who could be suspects. As the hotel and its occupiers become cut off from the rest of the world, we turn our attention to each. But each suspect seems less and less like as we turn our attention to them.
Sleep had a great cast of characters, a plot that gripped me from the start and a couple of moments that changed everything. This may be one of my favourite books by C. L. Tayor as even now she takes me by surprise.
This is a page turner that shows how much guilt can affect your life and the lengths you will go to. Not only to avoid that guilty that occurs when you can’t protect the ones you loves. But also that guilt for surviving when others have not.
If you want a gripping thriller, that will have you on the edge of your seat then look no further. Gripping, compelling and chilling Sleep is a book that will hook you from page one.