Book Review: The Escape by C.L. Taylor

The EscapeA lovely welcome to C.L. Taylor and the blog tour for her latest book, The Escape which was released by Avon on 23rd March. 

“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.

 

This is such an intriguing psychological thriller from C.L Taylor. Straight away, she launches the reader into the action where nothing is as it seems on the surface. Once I had begun Jo’s story, I didn’t want to stop reading. This book is a real page turner.

The characters feel so normal in this book. The struggle Jo is dealing with is dealt with well along with the family issues Jo is having to deal with throughout the book.

I became very attached to Jo and Elise and I wanted things to work out for them. I did know that Jo simply wanted to do what was best for her daughter. She is a stronger character than even she would give herself credit for.

The trouble with a book like this though is that you begin to suspect everyone around the main characters. My theory as to who the bad guy or woman was changed throughout. There are many twists and turns that really do keep you guessing. This is a well plotted novel and the writing style made the book effortless to get absorbed in.

This was my first experience with a book by C.L Taylor but it certainly won’t be my last. This is probably one of the best books I have read within this genre. I am very much looking forward to the next book.

(The Escape, released by Avon on 23rd March is available in most UK book shops.) 

 

About C.L. Taylor:  

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C.L. Taylor is the Sunday Times bestselling author of four gripping psychological thrillers: THE ACCIDENT, THE LIE, THE MISSING and THE ESCAPE. Her books have sold in excess of a million copies, been translated into over 20 languages and have been shortlisted for three Dead Good Books awards. THE LIE has been optioned for TV by The Forge who produced National Treasure featuring Robbie Coltrane.

Cally Taylor was born in Worcester and spent her early years living in various army camps in the UK and Germany. She studied Psychology at the University of Northumbria and went on forge a career in instructional design and e-Learning before leaving to write full time in 2014.

She started writing short stories in 2005 and was published widely in literary and women’s magazines. She also won several short story competitions. In 2009 and 2011 her romantic comedy novels (as Cally Taylor) were published by Orion and translated into fourteen languages. She has also written a Young Adult thriller, THE TREATMENT, which will be published by HarperCollins HQ in September 2017.

C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son.

For more information on Cally and her books, visit https://cltaylorauthor.com

 

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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