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Book Thoughts: Sleep (C L Taylor)

Taylor, C L - Sleep

★★★★★☆☆

Title: Sleep
Author: C L Taylor
Genre: Fiction/Thriller   Pages: 350
First published: 2019
Edition: Kindle e-book

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.

I sped through this closed circuit mystery/thriller novel. It was a very easy read and it pretty much did what I wanted. Well, almost.

The plot was great, the tension was just right and the though the reveal was not incredible, it was good enough. It worked for me anyway.

I do feel that the book missed a bit of a trick. The author could have created so much more atmosphere by showing the reader this storm that was supposed to be raging instead of telling us about it. The book is set on a small Scottish island in an isolated hotel and we are told the visitors are stranded in this hotel because of this massive storm. The reader is told this several times, but the author never describes the storm. No sense of windows rattling, the wind whistling or rain lashing the building. The only time you notice that it is set during the storm is when the author tells you so or when the characters go outside and get wet. She could have done so much more with this to bring another sense of dread to the story and that is a shame.

Overall though, I really enjoyed this one and if you like the synopsis, just read it, because it’s a good one.

5 out of 7 stars

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