Monday 1 June 2020

C.L. Taylor

I have been a fan of C.L. Taylor from her very first psychological thriller, The Accident, was published in 2014 and am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for her first hardback book, Strangers. If you haven't read any of Cally's books yet, why not?! You will be gripped from the very first page I guarantee. I've even got my son hooked now!

You can read my review of this fabulous new novel below. I do feel sorry for Cally as she writes such fantastic, heart racing books, that she is under so much pressure to write more! but as a super fan, all I can say is, please carry on writing such wonderful books! Sorry, not sorry! xx
Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.
Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.
None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.

Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening.


Having read all of CL Taylor's previous books, I have never yet been ahead of the game and knew who the killer was or what was going to happen. Please don't invite me to be on your team for any murder mystery evening as I am useless!

Strangers is no exception. I had no idea who the victim was going to be and "who did it".

There are three main characters in this book. Ursula is dealing with the death of her boyfriend and as a result of PTSD, she can't help herself when it comes to stealing, particularly shoplifting.

Gareth is a Security Guard in the shopping centre that Ursula frequently shoplifts, but he has problems of his own with looking after his mother who has Dementia and colleagues who will think nothing of "shopping him in" should he make a single mistake at work.

Alice is the manager of the fashion outlet that Ursula often frequents and is just starting a new relationship with Simon who is not who he seems and when she starts being stalked, she takes it upon herself to find out who it is.

In the midst of all these characters there is a dead body, but you don't find out until near the end who it is. It's a fabulous story and very cleverly thought through how all the characters become connected.

I loved the short chapters and finding out about all the characters and why they behaved the way they did.

I loved this one also and I do feel for the author as she writes such fabulous books and is always constantly under pressure to write faster! If you read Strangers, you will understand why. I would totally recommend this book and all of CL Taylor's previous ones too. Well done Cally, keep 'em coming!

1 comment:

  1. I read this book. This book is really amazing. I was thinking to read this book again. Nice article. Thanks a lot. Self-help book publisher