Welcome to my Review of The Fear by CL Taylor! This phenomenal book is out now with Avon!
Sometimes your first love won’t let you go…
Lou Wandsworth is used to being headline news as, aged fourteen, she ran away to France with her 31-year-old teacher, Mike Hughes.
Now 32, Lou’s life is in tatters – and she resolves to return home to confront Mike for the damage he has caused. But she soon finds that Mike is unchanged, and is focussing his attention on 13-year-old Chloe Meadows.
Determined to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself, Lou decides to take matters into her own hands. But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as she tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that Lou could once again become his prey…
What I Say:
It isn't very often that a book grabs from the synopsis and demands that I read it. But this somehow always happens with C.L Taylor books. I read the blurb and just know instantly that I am in for a rollercoaster ride!
The Fear is one of the most terrifying, gripping, thrilling and captivating books I have ever read. I'm pretty sure I say something similar each time she has a new book out, but that's purely because each book is somehow better than the last.
Lou's story is tragic in itself but it is so bloody tense too. We're drawn so deeply into the life of this woman that it's hard to believe she isn't real. I felt so strongly for her and her ordeal, both past and present, that I found myself holding my breath on several occasions and wishing it was over for her. Mike is a terrifying baddy. He is shockingly real, he's creepy one minute and charming the next. The supporting characters were also fab but it is Mike and Lou that you really follow.
This is a brilliant, fast paced, gripping psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from page one! 10/10
About the author:
C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son. She started writing fiction in 2005 and her short stories have won several awards and have been published by a variety of literary and women’s magazines.
In 2014, The Bookseller named C.L. Taylor as one of the year’s Bestselling Adult Fiction Debut Authors for The Accident. The Lie and The Missing were Sunday Times top 10 bestsellers in paperback, and both books hit the #1 spot on the Kindle bestseller list. She has sold 1 million books to date.
Praise For C.L. Taylor:
‘A gripping, disturbing read’
‘An enjoyable rollercoaster of a suspense novel with multiple twists’
‘C.L. Taylor is my go-to author for psychological thrillers with heart and soul. Another storming page-turner from one of the UK's brightest talents.’
‘Grabs you by the metaphorical throat right from the start and doesn’t let up until the end.’
‘[A] headlong psychological thriller…the tension is well-sustained.’
‘The Fear is a compulsive read, that forces the reader to consider just how far they would go to protect themselves and those around them. I could not put this book down!’
Dark and disturbing: this is a book I will remember for a long time.’
‘Fans of C.L. Taylor are in for a treat. The Fear is her best yet.’
‘Absorbing and disturbing.’
'C.L. Taylor is a class act and The Escape is gem of a book.'
‘C.L. Taylor draws her characters with precision and locks their fates together with incredible skill’