Tuesday 12 March 2019

Sleep - C.L.Taylor || Netgalley Review

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…


I have read every read that Cally has written so far and they are up there with some of the best i have read. When i saw the hype of Sleep under the #daretosleep on twitter i knew it was going to give me very little sleep! I was luckily approved on Netgalley for this in exchange for a fair review.

Anna cant sleep, and when she does sleep and breaks her insomnia her night terrors kick in. After a horrible ordeal, a break up and constant exhaustion, Anna tries to escape her demons and heads away to a remote Scottish island of Rum. A receptionist at a small hotel, accommodation, simple work and a new start is all Anna wants. 

However, been on a remote island has its downsides and when a major storm hits leaving the newest bunch of guests all slightly stranded, and with deep dark secrets - a lot of lies and finally murder Anna begins to ask herself - who even are these people? And who is after Anna?!

Sleep was absolutely unreal, it kept me totally gripped and i wanted to sack off all my day to day errands and just read. I couldn't figure Anna out, i had so many questions as to what was actually happening - why couldn't she sleep? who was after Anna? Why ? I certainly felt for Anna with all that she had been through but as a reader i was also questioning was she believable. 

I found myself gripped, trying to figure out the characters and trying to get 3 steps ahead and get answers quicker than they were coming, but i just couldn't. I was not expecting what we got, and then bam! even the last page shocked me to the core. This was thrilling, page turning and dark. Considering i was actually struggling to sleep last night - i ended up finishing this and then i totally couldn't sleep! I loved the style the way it flipped from different characters to obituary's. Her descriptions were beautiful and harrowing, the weather felt alive within the pages. 

Absolutely bloody brilliant - i loved every single page of this!
I would suggest you pre order this now ready for the release!!

1 comment :

  1. Ooh this sounds so exciting! I love mysteries where you can’t even guess what’s going to happen and having the protagonist suffer from something that will become clear later on.


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