18th March 2019
Publisher: Avon Books
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…
If you’re reading this then I am no longer alive. Someone has been stalking me for the last three months and, if I am dead, it wasn’t an accident. Tell the police to speak to my ex-boyfriend Alex Carter about what happened in London. That’s where this all started. The following people came to Rum for a walking tour, arriving on Saturday 2nd June. I am pretty sure one of them killed me.
‘He’s dead,’ I whisper again.
Her eyes fill with tears. They glisten and shine, shallow puddles along the lash line.
They spill and fall, winding and curving around the nostril, down to the lips, then dripping off the chin.
My stomach knots, my chest aches and a strangled sob escapes from my lips. I press my hands to my mouth and turn away from the mirror, bent over, crippled by the pain that rips through me like a blade. This isn’t a play. It’s not make-believe.
On shaking legs I rise from the stool and take a step towards the bed. I take another, and another and then I fall onto the mattress, gathering my knees up to my chest, and I howl in pain.
Someone else is dead.
I would recommend this title to lovers of chilling crime and thriller fiction and previous readers of the author. Thank you Avon for my proof copy of Sleep by C.L. Taylor in exchange for my stop on this blog tour.