Sleep - C L Taylor

January 14, 2019

5 / 5 Stars


A frightening five stars!


This was recommended to me by another blogger, the lovely Rea @bookreviewbyrea. 


Anna has a good job and lives with her boyfriend Alex. One day on the whilst driving home from a work team building weekend with three of her colleagues, there is a terrible car accident that ends in tragedy and it changes Anna's life overnight.


After being discharged from hospital Anna starts to feel she is being watched and starts to receive notes with references to Sleep including quotations from Shakespeare.


Anna has to go to court as a witness to the accident and encounters the parents of her colleagues who are angry and blame Anna for the accident. Anna's relationship with Alex breaks down and Anna decides to get away from everything and takes a job on the remote Island of Rum at a hotel to try to rebuild her life.


When she arrives at the island seven guests arrive to stay at the hotel and the messages regarding sleep start to reappear. Things take a sinister turn and Anna knows that she is in danger, but who can she trust?


I loved this book, I read it really quickly and it is so well plotted and the Island of Rum had the feel of 'And then there were none' by Agatha Christie. The characters all are complex and all have come to the island with issues which is what makes it impossible to guess who is writing the notes and who it is that knows Anna and the reason she is there.


It's exciting, sinister and gripping and suffocating. I could imagine I was there on the Island trapped with these people one of who wants to hurt Anna, which makes the book terrifying but unputdownable. The climax is a shocker and it doesn't end there, this was a book that made me think about what may happen afterwards.


I am really looking forward to reading more books by this author if this one is anything to go by I will be in for a treat !

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