We couldn’t be more delighted to announce that C.L. Taylor’s chilling, insomnia inducing novel, Sleep, has been chosen as an Autumn 2019 Richard and Judy Book Club pick.

One of six titles to be chosen, Sleep wowed Richard, Judy and book industry experts in their meticulous selection process, and was picked alongside others including Anthony Horowitz’s The Sentence is Death, Stacey Halls’ The Familiars and Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer.

Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan gave glowing reviews of the novel, with Richard saying: “What a gripping story of tragedy, remorse, guilt and revenge. It’s all here in C.L. Taylor’s psychological page-turner and it’ll keep you guessing right up to the end. It certainly did me; with seven guests staying at a remote island hotel, seven secrets between them and one of them intent on killing, this book is a cat’s cradle of false leads and dead-ends.”

Judy said:  “If you read this scintillating novel in bed, don’t be surprised if, like Anna, you have trouble getting off to sleep…”

The club will launch with a series of podcasts from 10th October. These will provide an exclusive interview with each author, with introductions to each title. Get your hands on an exclusive special edition, complete with bonus content, here!

The novel follows Anna, who takes a job on the remote Scottish Island of Rum…

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

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 eight guests join her, the life she’d dreamed of quickly becomes a 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.


C.L. Taylor is the million copy Sunday Times bestselling author of six psychological thrillers to date. Sleep is her first novel to be published in Hardback, and is released in paperback today (HarperCollins /Avon). She was nominated for two Dead Good Awards, and has been shortlisted for the “Best eBook” at the Capital Crime Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards.

Huge congratulations, Cally! We are all so thrilled for you.