There are serious celebrations at the Agency today.

We are so excited to announce that C.L. Taylor’s Sleep, which was published in paperback last week, is currently ranking at an incredible No. 5 on the Sunday Times paperback fiction chart.

C.L. Taylor’s thrillingly creepy novel, which is her first novel to have been published in hardback, was awarded the Best Ebook Prize at the Capital Crime Festival which took place over the weekend, and has been chosen as part of the Richard and Judy Book Club, one of only six titles to be picked as part of their rigorous selection process. The club, which is the biggest book club in Britain, 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 has been widely lauded by all who have read it:

I raced through Sleep in less than a day. It’s chilling, wonderfully atmospheric, and with a knock out ending I can’t stop thinking about.” Paula Daly

“Bloody brilliant…head-rattling, just-one-more-chapter, dark and twisty, epic goodness.” Joanna Cannon

“A propulsive, twisty thriller with an ending you won’t see coming” Mel McGrath

“Claustrophobic and twisty in a terrifyingly remote setting” Gilly Macmillan

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 a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages and optioned for television. C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.

Huge congratulations, Cally! We couldn’t be more thrilled for you.