mystery · suspense · thriller

Strangers – C.L. Taylor ★★★★

Blurb; 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.

The million-copy bestseller returns with a gripping new novel that will keep you guessing until the end.

My Review; I have loved every book by Cally so far and this did not disappoint. What a page turner of a read, I devoured 200 pages of it in just one day. I love the multiple point of view the story is told in. Parts are very tense throughout. Edge of your seat, gasping moments are a plenty.

Brilliantly written. The ending really heats up bringing them all together with an explosive outcome. New friends are made, people are forgiven and changed but over what? Strangers is a gripping read and we get a great look into each characters life and circumstances. Each character had something difficult and different to tackel so there was always something to keep you flicking those pages.

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Loved it. I already cannot wait to read her next book. She writes brilliant books.

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Sleep – C.L. Taylor ★★★★★

Blurb; All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

My Review; I have loved and enjoyed every single book by this author so far, she never disappoints me. I literally devoured this in two days. It’s one of those books you don’t want to put down. It also has you guessing and trying to figure out who the killer is… I failed… Never saw that coming in a million years. Jaw dropper. Shocking.

Sleep is a page turner of a read. Brilliantly written and contains short chapters. The story is told through the different characters, but the main character is Anna. Now I really felt sorry for Anna. It all began with a car accident and she hasn’t had a break from life since then… Poor thing. She needed a break and time away. Cue her going to Rum a scottish island. But even then she didn’t get away…

A must read from me. Thrilling. Tense. Full of suspense. Edge of your seat read. I even think this may be going into my top twenty of 2020 and we are still in January! It’s brilliant. You will love it. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. I’m looking forward to reading Callys new book Strangers due out this year.

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The Escape – C.L. Taylor ★★★★★

Blurb; Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…”

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t.

The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two year old daughter Elise.

What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her.

No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.

My Review; Wow. Brilliant. I was hooked. A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend to you all. I won’t forget this story in a rush! I kept forgetting to breathe towards the end it was that intense. I did not expect that outcome at all! It’s wierd how everything can link together even if you’re far from home.

From the beginning you can tell Jo has some personal issues to deal with and live with, her character doesn’t have much confidence. I felt sorry for Jo as she was being framed and used yet not everyone believed her. I personally think she’s a good mother and it wasn’t her fault she’s got agoraphobia, but I must say she did handle things the wrong way.

I loved the cliffhanger of an ending… Cheeky! Leaving the reader to finish the story for themselves. I also loved the cover. A cleverly written story that makes the reader think and keeps them on the edge of their toes!

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