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Publisher Description

‘Beware! Sleep does not do what it says on the tin: I was awake until the small hours under its dark and twisty spell.’ FIONA BARTON

‘Extremely creepy, atmospheric and twisty.’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS

’Another cracking psychological thriller from C.L. Taylor. Sleep will keep you up all night.’ MARK EDWARDS

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!


Praise for Sleep:

‘Beware! Sleep does not do what it says on the tin: I was awake until the small hours under its dark and twisty spell.’ Fiona Barton, author of The Suspect

‘Sleep kept me awake until the early hours…extremely creepy, atmospheric and twisty. I never guessed that ending!’ Claire Douglas

‘Another cracking psychological thriller from CL Taylor. Sleep will keep you up all night.’ Mark Edwards

‘Yet another brilliantly atmospheric page turner.’ Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend

'An edgy, page-turning, genuinely thrilling read.’ Christian White, bestselling author of The Nowhere Child

‘A classic premise with a paranoid protagonist and juicy suspects. Great book!’ Steve Cavanagh

‘A propulsive, twisty thriller with an ending you won’t see coming.’ Mel McGrath

‘Chilling, wonderfully atmospheric, with a knock-out ending I can’t stop thinking about.’ Paula Daly

‘Another masterclass in heart-in-mouth suspense.’ Tammy Cohen

‘A new C.L. Taylor is always cause for excitement and Sleep is another cracker.’ Cass Green

‘She does it every time. A dark and clever tale of twisted mind games. Totally absorbing and addictive. Loved it.’ Mel Sherratt

'Deeply addictive, dark and so, so twisty.' Lucy Clarke

‘Claustrophobic and twisty in a terrifyingly remote setting.’ Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew

Praise for C.L. Taylor:

‘Fans of C.L. Taylor are in for a treat. The Fear is her best yet.’ Clare Mackintosh

‘Smart, packing a punch to the heart, and dark in all the right places.’ Sarah Pinborough

‘A highly original and timely tale that kept me utterly enthralled and entertained from beginning to end.’ Liz Nugent

‘Dark and disturbing. This is a book I will remember for a long time.’ Rachel Abbott

Crime & Thrillers
April 4

Customer Reviews

SarahJoel1986 ,


Really enjoyed this book but did find that the ending fell a bit flat. Some great characters who kept me hooked, a great read.

Looneyloz1 ,

An utterly compelling read!

Another fantastic dark twisted section of CL.Taylors mind down on paper. I got totally immersed in this book from the start. Every opportunity to read I took it even two minutes. It really was so difficult to put down,
but it didn’t go far just in my handbag or my pocket.
A labyrinth of storylines to follow and dissect to try and work out , knowing full well I won’t because I am a reader not a writer of this calibur.!
This will be a gift I will give to everyone, some because they’ll love it and some just to play with their minds.
CL.Taylor is an author who just keep on providing us with awesome literature , bravo!

Moyra57 ,

Grips you from start to finish!

Another riveting read from C.L.Taylor! Her books just keep getting better and better! This is the most suspenseful thriller I’ve read for a long time!

The setting on the remote island of Rum off the west coast of Scotland during the mother of all storms is extremely atmospheric! Full of creepy twists that you don’t see coming, this kept me guessing until the very end. I kept changing my mind and in the end I suspected the wrong person!

Leaving London behind in order to escape from a devastating fateful night which left her traumatised and unable to sleep, Anna endeavours to rid herself of her guilt and create a new life for herself by relocating to Rum and taking up a position as an hotel receptionist. But someone is stalking her and the nightmare begins, with the trickle of seven guests arriving throughout the day. Each has their own secret to hide and their own reason for being there with the lies and deceit coming thick and fast. One of them is a killer. This disturbing, riveting plot provides a rollercoaster of a read. My eyes kept flying off the page trying to keep up with the words as I couldn’t read fast enough to satisfy my mind! Read it well into the night – if you dare!

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