As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
New reviews are posted daily, but to search for earlier reviews please click on the Mystery People link below and select 'reviews' from the welcome page. This will display an alphabetic option for you to find the review you would like to read
For PREVIOUS REVIEWS- Click on MYSTERY PEOPLE below -
by Avon, 4 April 2019. ISBN: 978-0-99-830131-6 (HB)
Seven strangers thrown together in
a remote location.
strangers, each with a secret.
strangers – one of them is a killer.
then a storm hits.
Sleep, the latest psychological thriller
from C.L. Taylor is more than a nod to a classic Agatha Christie-style
whodunnit. And Taylor pulls it off with aplomb.
main protagonist, Anna, is struggling with insomnia and night terrors. Her life
fell apart when she was the driver of a car involved in a crash which killed
two of her passengers and seriously injured a third. To escape she takes a job
in a hotel on the Scottish island of Rum. Seven guests on a walking holiday
arrive at the hotel, but very soon the weather turns and all communication with
the outside world is cut off. Soon strange things begin to happen. Cryptic
messages are left for Anna. Guests’ possessions go missing. There is a death.
Anna becomes convinced someone is stalking her, even wants to kill her, because
of her involvement in the car crash.
introduces the group one-by-one, and in true mystery style we learn that each
is hiding something, and throughout the course of the book their secrets are
plot is twisty, briskly paced, and full of misdirection and had me questioning
and examining the motives of each guest. Indeed, at one point, everything we
thought we knew is turned on its head. The setting is claustrophobic and
beautifully realized, with the wild sea and biting winds and driving rain
adding to the atmosphere. Anna is a likeable lead character who we come to care
is Taylor’s sixth psychological thriller, and my word, she gets better with everyone.
Reviewer: Mary-Jane Riley
C.L. Tayloris the Sunday
Times bestselling author of five gripping, stand-alone psychological thrillers:
The Accident, The Lie, The Missing, The
Escape and The Fear. Her award-winning books have sold in excess of a
million copies, been number one on all the ebook platforms, optioned for
television and translated into over 20 languages. She lives in Bristol with her
partner and son.
her first story on her newly acquired blue Petite typewriter, when she was
eight. When she grew up, she had to earn a living and became a BBC radio talk
show presenter and journalist. She has covered many life-affirming stories, but
also some of the darkest events of the past two decades. Then, in true
journalistic style, she decided not to let the facts get in the way of a good
story and got creative. She wrote for women's magazines and small presses. She
formed WriteOutLoud with two writer friends to help charities get their message
across using their life stories. Now she is writing crime thrillers drawing on
her experiences in journalism. Her third
book set in East Anglia and featuring investigative journalist Alex.Dark Waters was published by Harper
Collins/Killer Reads in March 2018.