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Seven guests. Seven secrets. One killer. Do you dare to 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

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.

The million-copy bestseller is back in her darkest, twistiest book to date. Read it if you dare! Perfect for fans of Lesley Kara’s The Rumour and Cara Hunter’s DI Fawley Thrillers.

What people are saying about SLEEP:

‘Wow just wow!… I loved it’ Karen’s World

‘WOW!… Sleep!!! You wont get any if you start to read it in the evening! So be warned!!!’ Reader review

‘Superb… her books just keep getting better and better – this one was a belter!!’ Donna’s Book Blog

‘A cracking story… A heart in your mouth plot’ Books from Dusk ‘til Dawn

‘Extremely creepy, atmospheric and twisty.’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS, author of Do Not Disturb

‘Sleep will keep you up all night.’ MARK EDWARDS, author of The Retreat

‘As always, C L Taylor knocks it out of the park!’ Reader review

“Reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None… a final killer twist that is as satisfying as it is unexpected” Mature Times

“Everything we love in a thriller: creepy, tense and pacy enough to get your heart racing” Good Housekeeping

‘A perfectly written psychological thriller… filled with plot twist after plot twist… I was on the edge of my seat for every page.’ 2016 and Beyond

About the author

C.L. Taylor is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and optioned for television. C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.

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.

Tullochgrue ,

Left me guessing until the very end!

Despite being the driver, Anna wasn’t to blame for the car accident that killed two of her colleagues. But someone seems to want revenge anyway, or is she imagining that?

Having escaped her demons, Anna plans to build a new life, working at an isolated hotel on the Hebridean island of Rum. But she’s only been there a fortnight when a ferocious days-long storm descends, cutting off her, her boss, and seven recently-arrived guests, from the outside world. When her boss dies unexpectedly, Anna fears one of the guests could be responsible. Is it the same person who stalked her in London? Have they followed her here? Is Anna next?

As ever, Taylor’s narrative is gripping. The narrative alternates between Anna’s story and the thoughts of a murderer (interwoven with extracts from newspaper memorial notices), and a maze of bluffs and double-bluffs (and maybe triple bluffs too) leaves you uncertain of anything.

A fantastic, truly satisfying book, which left me (who is usually good at guessing whodunnit) unable to work out anything until the very end.

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!

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