Book review

Blog Tour #bookreview Sleep by C. L. Taylor @AvonBooksUK

Hello lovely readers hope you are doing well too. Today’s book up for review is a #crimethriller. Happy Reading y’all.

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Title – Sleep

Author – C. L. Taylor

Publisher – Avon Books UK

Published – March 2019

Set in UK.

Rating 4 /5


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…

My thoughts

Sleep is a thriller sure, all throughout the story I kept guessing who the killer was and didn’t expect it to be who it was. It was written well and ended on a note true to it’s character’s/killer’s nature.

We see the story through Anna’s eyes and how she comes to be with Seven people, who are her suspected killers. The location, Isle of Rum provided a stunning backdrop. The turmoil, uncertainties of the storm outside was reflected in what was happening with the characters. I was totally engaged and was pretty much unable to guess the killer till the end. And it was a surprise when the killer was revealed, it was definitely unexpected in my mind.

The ending was bitter sweet but fitting, it definitely gave a glimpse of how human behavior can constantly surprise us.

C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and
son. She started writing fiction in 2005 and her
short stories have won several awards and have
been published by a variety of literary and
women’s magazines. C.L. Taylor was voted as
one of the Bestselling Adult Fiction Debut Authors
of 2014 in The Bookseller.

Reviewed by Bharti

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