Firstly, all of the thanks go out to Sabah Khan of Avon for the early copy of this book. I’m so grateful, as always.
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…
This was a two-sitting book for me. I’ve been so busy over these last few weeks that I thought it would take me forever to finish it but the storyline had other plans for me.
It sucked me in and I found I was taking the book everywhere with me – even if there was a chance I’d only get time to read a page or two! I was absolutely intrigued from very early on.
I really liked Anna, the main character, from the very start. I didn’t take to all of the other characters as quickly and had many questions (they were all answered) about them. As I came to know more about them as individuals, I found myself warming more to them – some more slowly than others, I’ll admit!
The characters were so well written – each of them so different to the next. I can’t think of one character who wasn’t relevant to the plot or who changed the story for the worst. They were all on the island of Rum for their own reasons – as you’ll learn as the book goes on. I never had to flip back in the book to remind myself of who was who or why they were there. They all belonged.
I read it, all the while thinking I knew what was going to happen, but trust me when I say, I wasn’t even close!
Plenty of suspense, lots of tension (I loved that!) and very, very believable characters.
I gave it 5 stars already on Instagram but I’m making it official now! I loved it.
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