Title: Strangers by C.L. Taylor
Date Published: 2nd April 2020
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Psychological Thriller
The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club author of Sleep returns with her most gripping book yet.
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.
I want to thank Avon books for my copy of Strangers which I received for free in exchange for an honest review.
C.L. Taylor is one of my favourite authors, so when I hear she has a new book out, I’m always excited!
I’ve been sitting here for a few days writing, then deleting my review just trying to talk about this fantastic book!
The best way I can describe Strangers is it’s one of those books where you think you know what’s going to happen but you really don’t.
We follow three strangers, Alice, Ursula and Gareth, seeing how their separate lives intertwine in the most shocking of ways.
The storyline was expertly crafted, I honestly didn’t know what was going to happen throughout the story, it really kept me guessing!
Ursula was a stand out character for me. I felt so sorry for her and wanted the best for her. She’s had a tough old time of it throughout her life and I can tell you C.L Taylor does not make it easy for her through this novel!
I have to be honest most of the story was utterly believable but there was the odd thing that I thought defied logic a little.
Strangers is an engrossing and tense novel that had me gripped from beginning to end.
About The Author:
C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. She is a five times Sunday Times bestseller and her books have hit the number one spots on Amazon, Kobo, Audible, iBooks and Google Play. Cally has a degree in Psychology, with particular interest in abnormal and criminal Psychology.
Her dark psychological thriller THE ACCIDENT was published in the UK by Avon HarperCollins in April 2014 and as BEFORE I WAKE in the US in June 2014 by Sourcebooks.
THE LIE was published in the UK in April 2015. It became a Sunday Times bestseller and hit the #1 slots on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Sainsbury ebooks. THE LIE was published in the U.S. by Sourcebooks.
THE MISSING was published in April 2016 and was another Sunday Times and ebook bestseller. THE MISSING was published in the U.S. by William Morrow in 2017.
THE ESCAPE went to number 2 in the Sunday Times paperback chart in 2017 and won the Dead Good Books Most Unreliable Narrator award.
THE FEAR was another Sunday Times bestseller. It was longlisted in the 2018 National Book Awards crime/thriller category, shortlisted in the Dead Good Book Awards for ‘Most Recommended Read’ and in the ‘Page turner’ category in the Hearst Big Book Awards.
SLEEP was published in ebook and hardback in the UK on 21st March 2019 and hit number 4 in the hardback chart. It remained in the top ten for six weeks. It was a Richard and Judy autumn 2019 pick, won the ‘best ebook’ award in the Amazon Publishing Reader Awards and has been optioned for stage and screen by Bill Kenwright Films.
Her seven crime novel, STRANGERS, will be published on 2nd April 2020.
THE TREATMENT, her Young Adult thriller, was the fastest selling UK YA debut of 2017. Her second YA thriller THE ISLAND will be published in January 2021.
Her international bestselling romantic comedies (written as Cally Taylor), HEAVEN CAN WAIT and HOME FOR CHRISTMAS were both published by Orion in the UK. They have been translated into 14 different languages, and her debut was voted ‘Debut Novel of the Year’ by chicklitreviews.com and chicklitclub.com.
In 2014 HOME FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a feature film by JumpStart Productions.
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