mystery · suspense · thriller

Sleep – C.L. Taylor ★★★★★

Blurb; 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…

My Review; I have loved and enjoyed every single book by this author so far, she never disappoints me. I literally devoured this in two days. It’s one of those books you don’t want to put down. It also has you guessing and trying to figure out who the killer is… I failed… Never saw that coming in a million years. Jaw dropper. Shocking.

Sleep is a page turner of a read. Brilliantly written and contains short chapters. The story is told through the different characters, but the main character is Anna. Now I really felt sorry for Anna. It all began with a car accident and she hasn’t had a break from life since then… Poor thing. She needed a break and time away. Cue her going to Rum a scottish island. But even then she didn’t get away…

A must read from me. Thrilling. Tense. Full of suspense. Edge of your seat read. I even think this may be going into my top twenty of 2020 and we are still in January! It’s brilliant. You will love it. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. I’m looking forward to reading Callys new book Strangers due out this year.

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mystery · suspense · thriller

The Escape – C.L. Taylor ★★★★★

Blurb; Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…”

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t.

The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two year old daughter Elise.

What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her.

No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.

My Review; Wow. Brilliant. I was hooked. A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend to you all. I won’t forget this story in a rush! I kept forgetting to breathe towards the end it was that intense. I did not expect that outcome at all! It’s wierd how everything can link together even if you’re far from home.

From the beginning you can tell Jo has some personal issues to deal with and live with, her character doesn’t have much confidence. I felt sorry for Jo as she was being framed and used yet not everyone believed her. I personally think she’s a good mother and it wasn’t her fault she’s got agoraphobia, but I must say she did handle things the wrong way.

I loved the cliffhanger of an ending… Cheeky! Leaving the reader to finish the story for themselves. I also loved the cover. A cleverly written story that makes the reader think and keeps them on the edge of their toes!

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crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Fear – C.L. Taylor ★★★★★

Blurb; When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn’t what he seemed and he left her life in pieces.

Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he’s caused.

But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that she could once again become his prey…

My Review; WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW. No seriously. This has to be one of the most anticipated books of 2018 and it is bloody brilliant! A must read. A must buy. Easily going to make my top 20 of 2018. This has to be the best book Cally has written yet. It is seriously soooo good, I cannot stress that enough.

I need a word thats more than brilliant, amazing, thrilling, gripping and hooked. I loved it! Outstanding. The Fear will get your heart racing and your jaw dropping. Very impressed. I throughly enjoyed devouring this book. It is a fast paced thriller which will have you on the edge of your seat throughout, you won’t want to put it down.

I must say that this book is about child grooming and could be considered a tough read for some readers but, it is an issue that does happen still today and needs to be highlighted more than it currently is. But wow. The ending of this book just makes the whole story that little bit more darker. Brilliant. A well deserved five stars from me, I would highly recommend you all go pre order quick! You will not be disappointed. I will not forget this story in a rush… Wow.

The Fear will be released 22nd of March 2018. A must read.