We’ve got some brilliant news with regards to a very special mouse this week.
C.L. Taylor’s chilling thriller, Sleep has now sold an outstanding 12,337 copies in hardback and 55,681 copies in ebook. It was also announced today that the insomnia-inducing novel has been optioned for film by Bill Kenwright films.
I set out to create characters who readers would love to hate. I wanted readers to boil with rage and frustration, to want to reach into the pages and throttle my baddies. I wanted to capture how I felt when I first read Stephen King as a young teenager: tense, scared and unsure if everything was going to turn out all right in the end. King has always been great at breathing life into both ordinary people and ordinary monsters. The cruel, violent, destructive psychopaths who live among us. Those are the people who most interest me as a writer. I like to set them loose among nice, normal folk and see what happens.
Here to Stay will be published by Thomas and Mercer on Sunday this week.
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