Sleep by C. L. Taylor @callytaylor @avonbooksuk #blogtour #bookreview #daretosleep


Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you’re all have a fab weekend! I’m thrilled to be welcoming the epicness that is the blog tour for C. L. Taylor’s latest psychological thriller Sleep.

Big thanks to Sabah Khan of Avon Books for inviting me on the blog tour and to Avon Books for my e-copy of Sleep which I received through Netgalley.

The Blurb

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 million-copy bestseller is back in her darkest, twistiest book to date. Read it if you dare!

What Did I Think?

We’ve all had those moments in life that we wish we could do over, none so much as Anna. She’s never going to forget that tragic night. But you can’t run and you can’t hide from your problems.

As Anna tries to escape her past, her present starts to mess with her. But who and why is playing this game with Anna’s fragile mind? I for one feared for her sanity as well as her safety! Anna’s story is one of guilt and sorrow but with someone there fanning the flames of this internal turmoil, Anna gradually spins down into the depths. Can she save herself or will she #daretosleep?

The backdrop of the remote hotel slowly becoming more isolated from the rest of the island by a horrific storm brought extra tension to what was already a dark psychological thriller from Ms Taylor. This natural phenomenon brought its own level of fear to the story as Anna’s tormentor closed in on their prey. It gave the whole story a sense of gloom and despair as the chapters progressed. I couldn’t picture one iota of sunlight once the storm hit.

Having read a number of Ms Taylor’s previous psychological thrillers, I have got to admit, this is quite possibly her darkest one by far. She’s expertly crafted a game of cat and mouse in a claustrophobic remote location which kept me guessing even past the grand reveal.

Who is C. L. Taylor?

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.