It Will Keep You Up

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This is the first novel I have read by C L Taylor and I did enjoy it.

It tells the story of Anna who takes a job on a remote Scottish Island in a hotel to hide from a previous tragedy; then a murder happens in this hotel when they are cut off from the mainland . . .

This is not an original premise. Obviously it takes a lot from 'And Then There Were None' but doesn't manage to be as startling clever as that book was. Furthermore, this seems to be current trope at the moment - see books like 'The Hunting Party' by Lucy Foley. Regardless of this, Sleep did well with the premise and ended up being an engaging read. The book twists and turns, introducing a cast of interesting characters who all appear to have something to hide, plus the backstory of the protagonist is interesting.

As I was reading I found myself constantly trying to second guess what was happening, trusting no one and being alert to every clue and red herring.

All in all, it was a good book and I did enjoy it. I just feel that it borrows too much from the classics that come before it and in comparison to these it doesn't manage to thrill as much.