Sleep is anenjoyable psychological thriller that takes place in a claustrophobic settingthat give off some strong Agatha Christie vibes!
Set on the remote Scottish island of Rum, in a lonely hotel,things start to become more than they seem and the situation becomes bleak andhopeless.
Our main character, Anna, is out to escape. She was involvedin a car accident that wasn’t her fault that ended up killing 2 people andinjuring a third. She escaped relatively uninjured and feels survivor’s guiltthat is so severe that she can’t sleep.
She decides to up and leave and head to the remote Scottish Isleof Rum and work in the only hotel on the island to escape her guilt…well thatand she has been feeling like someone has been watching her since the accident…
One week, all kinds of characters come to the hotel fillingup every room (there’s less than 10) and for a while things seem to go well. Butpretty soon we can tell that these characters aren’t all that they seem and maybe hiding something.
A storm knocks out the wi-fi, phone signal and also floods ariver leaving the guests and Anna trapped to wait out the storm at the hotel.But that’s when things get a little weird. Guests possessions go missing,threatening messages are being left around the hotel and some of the guestsseem to have a personality shift.
Has someone followed Anna to the hotel?
Ok – on to the review!
Sleep is an entertainingpsychological thriller that has some clear homage to Agatha Christie throughoutit – and that’s not a bad thing. It was creepy in places, but I can’t help butfeel like it missed the mark in places. It was claustrophobic at times, but I feellike the tension wasn’t turned up to 11 where it could have been.
The setting is perfect for allowing a creepy, isolated vibe,but I do think it was underutilised throughout Sleep.
I also didn’t feel too much for any of the characters – I wasn’tbothered who the killer was, at times I just wanted it all done.
However, despite this I will say that 400 pages flew by! Thepacing was great and I was looking forward to picking it up each time. You are undoubtedlydrawn straight into the book .
Sleep was a quickand easy foray into suspense that kept me interested, but ultimately wasn’teverything I wanted from it – but still a great read!
Thank you to Avon for partnering with me for this review.
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…
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