By Ellie Marney
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
on September 1, 2020
In 1982, two teenagers—serial killer survivor Emma Lewis and US Marshal candidate Travis Bell—are recruited by the FBI to interview convicted juvenile killers and provide insight and advice on cold cases. From the start, Emma and Travis develop a quick friendship, gaining information from juvenile murderers that even the FBI can't crack. But when the team is called in to give advice on an active case—a serial killer who exclusively hunts teenagers—things begin to unravel. Working against the clock, they must turn to one of the country's most notorious incarcerated murderers for help: teenage sociopath Simon Gutmunsson. Despite Travis's objections, Emma becomes the conduit between Simon and the FBI team. But while Simon seems to be giving them the information they need to save lives, he's an expert manipulator playing a very long game...and he has his sights set on Emma.
Captivating, harrowing, and chilling, None Shall Sleep is an all-too-timely exploration of not only the monsters that live among us, but also the monsters that live inside us.
This was a really gripping story about a couple of teenagers working with the FBI about serial killers. I definitely get the comparison to Silence of the Lambs. It also reminded me of Criminal Minds.
None Shall Sleep pulled me in right away and I nearly finished it in one sitting. If you’re looking for a thriller, this is a great pick! By the end, I was so tense and needing to know how it would turn out that I absolutely could not put the book down.
This is set in the early 1980s, but it doesn’t hit you over the head with its setting. I definitely recommend this for thriller fans, especially if you’re looking for a good spooky season pick that doesn’t have any supernatural or paranormal elements to it. If you want a tense, fast-paced thriller with characters that you will care about and who’s fates you’ll be invested in, this is a great read!