The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers

Hardback Published on: 11/04/2024
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The scintillating new novel from the author of The End of Mr Y

Patricia Highsmith meets White Lotus in this compulsive and brilliant gothic thriller

Still reeling from the chaos of their wedding, Evelyn and Richard arrive on an idyllic Greek island for their honeymoon. It’s the end of the season and out at sea a storm is brewing.

They check in to an exclusive hotel, the Villa Rosa, where the proprietor Isabella — a strangely intense woman of indeterminate accent — flirts outrageously with Richard while treating Evelyn with a rudeness bordering on contempt. Isabella tells them the story of 'the sleepwalkers': a couple who stayed at the hotel the year before and drowned in a tragic and unexplained accident. It starts to feel like the entire island is obsessed with 'the sleepwalkers', but what at first seems like a fun tale to tell before bed quickly evolves into a living nightmare.

Caught in a web of deception and intrigue, where nothing and nobody are quite what they seem, Evelyn and Richard discover that their island paradise may in fact be hell on earth and that their only means of escape is to confront dark truths about themselves and those they love.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781398528406
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 26 mm

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The Sleepwalkers
Complex, engaging and passionate
In The Sleepwalkers, Scarlett Thomas dissects a relationship (or rather, allows it to dissect itself). Newlyweds Evelyn and Richard are on a Greek island w... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
The Sleepwalkers
The sleepwalkers
Twisted, reeling, uncovered emotive states unleased when reading this. An ordinary upturned and awash with suprise, so many layers to delve into. 4 stars f... READ MORE
Claire  Flanagan
The Sleepwalkers
A creative tale
4-5 stars rounded up Evelyn and Richard are on a small Greek island for their honeymoon, but it’s the end of the season and a storm is brewing in more w... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Sleepwalkers
Cliffhanging to the end
The Sleepwalkers follows a newly married couple who’ve been booked into a hotel on a small Greek Island as a wedding present, finding themselves the only g... READ MORE
Susan Osborne
The Sleepwalkers
Interesting, fractured tale
In an unusually constructed tale, we follow a period in the lives of two people, just married. We catch up with Richard and Evelyn while they’re honeymooni... READ MORE
Andrew Smith
The Sleepwalkers
difficult to get into
I found this book disappointingly difficult to get into. The first section with Evelyn felt quite rambling, and while I liked the writing itself I felt ... READ MORE