Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Fear by CL Taylor...Review & Giveaway!

It is no secret how much I love to read.  It is, hands down, my favorite hobby.  I love all kinds of books but my current favorite genre is psychological thrillers.  A real favorite of mine in this realm is C.L. Taylor and  I am  delighted to be included on the blog tour of her latest book, The Fear.  I just finished this book up last week and I couldn't put it down.  It hooked me right from the first page and left me guessing until the end...I love it when that happens!  Here is the scoop on The Fear...

The million copy Sunday Times bestseller returns with a taut, compelling psychological thriller that will have you glued to the edge of your seat.


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…

My Thoughts:  Earlier this year I reviewed a book I loved by CL Taylor called The Missing (read it HERE).  I was wondering how The Fear would measure up because I had enjoyed it so very much.  The verdict?  The Fear is even better than The Missing!  I should have known I would love it because two of my other favorite authors were already singing its' praises (Karin Slaughter and Mark Edwards). 

As I mentioned, the book grabbed me right from the first page.   I was immediately curious about Lou.  Right off the bat you could tell she was complicated and kept feelings and thoughts close.  She is the kind of person who doesn't let others in easily and Taylor was able to convey that to the reader.  I felt like I was just getting to know someone who didn't really WANT me to know them which I felt added a real layer of complexity to the book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

The present day is expertly woven in with the past when a young Lou was being abused by her karate teacher.  As the story unfolded, I became invested in Lou.  I wanted her to succeed and to rise above what had happened to her in her childhood.  Mike, her abuser, is just  a horrid person and as the book goes on you learn just how terrible he was to Lou and what a danger he is to Chloe.  The book mainly told through the perspective of Lou in both past and present but we also hear from Chloe from time to time as well as a character named Wendy who offers even more depth into this complicated story.

The twists in this book kept me on the edge of my seat.  C.L. Taylor writes with real creativity and took me on a real rollercoaster ride as I rooted Lou on in her quest for justice.  I didn't see the ending coming and was left at the end feeling grateful to the author who managed to keep me guessing and surprised by the ending.  

If you haven't read C.L. Taylor, you absolutely must.  She is a master of psychological fiction and The Fear would be an excellent introduction into her world.  You can pick up your copy today at the local bookstore or on Amazon...






Win It!  I am so excited to tell you that one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader will win a copy of The Fear!  Thanks so much to the publisher for sharing this great book with me!  Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

61 comments:

Sandy Klocinski said...

CL Taylor is a new author to me

Lee Klein said...

No I have not read anything by this author. This book does sound good.

aLilLacey said...

I have not read anything by this author. Can I ask what kind of clean rating you would give her books?

AEKZ2 said...

I have not read anything by CL Taylor before.

Darlene said...

I have not read any CL Taylor books but I would love to.

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Leila BENHAMIDA said...

Yes I read The Missing.

Sara said...

I have not read any CL Taylor books and I'm excited to read one.

Alison said...

I haven't ready any books by CL Taylor before.

Ken Ohl said...

Have never read any of these books

Antoinette M said...

I have not read any of this author's books.

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sound like th book might be shifters and then thelady has to do what can be done when he shifts but i read all and any book love the cover of the book

David B said...

I have not

Jessica Peeling said...

I haven't heard of this author!

Linda Moffitt said...

A New To Me Author Thank You

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Karen said...

I haven't ready any yet.

dlhaley said...

I have not read any CL Taylor books but I would like to.

Susan Simon said...

I have never read any CL Taylor books, but this looks good!

Rebekah Thompson said...

I have not read any of her books. But, I am looking forward to trying them.

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Leela said...

I've never read any.

Terra Heck said...

I've not read any books from CL Taylor before. Fear sounds like a good one. Thanks.
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Diana Penn said...

I haven't but i'm interested in reading CL Taylor books

Susan Smoaks said...

i haven't read one yet. i am excited to read one soon.

Yipperbear said...

Sorry. I haven't had the pleasure.

Anonymous said...

NO, I HAVE NOT READ ANYTHING BY THIS AUTHOR..BUT I WOULD LIKE TO READ THIS BOOK

Gabrielly said...

CL Taylor is a new author to me.

Lisa M said...

I havent, but her books sounds exactly like what I like to read

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jenny said...

I have not but I would love to

Trisha McKee said...

I have not yet read anything by this author, but this book sounds amazing.

The Wheeler's said...

I haven't read anything by this author. But it sounds really good!

Danielle said...

No not yet.

Crystal Gregg said...

I haven’t yet!

Anonymous said...

have not read CL taylor before, but i love to read

Annmarie Weeks said...

I hadn't heard of Taylor yet. This looks intriguing!

Becky O. said...

It sounds awesome. I haven't read anything yet by CL Taylor - but I am game for a good book!

Erik Vanlysal said...

I do not believe I have, but I read a lot of random books so I could be wrong!

karley moore said...

I have not read this author, but I would love to!

Connie Gruning said...

I haven't yet, but I am looking for a new book and this sounds like my type of read. Thank you for the chance.

Stephanie said...

I have not read any books by this author yet, but I would like to.

Nancy said...

This author is new to me, so I have not read any of the books yet.

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Tracy Webb said...

New to me, but I want to.

Saundra McKenzie said...

Author is new to me, but I look forward to reading this book. Sounds great!

Lmbrunken said...

A completely new author to me! But sounds interesting!!

Shakeia Rieux said...

No I haven’t, but I want to.

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Nicole C. said...

No, I have never read CL Taylor.

Margaret said...

He is new to me. I definitely am interested. I love a good thriller!

Emi Pearce said...

I have not read C.L. Taylor before.

bev said...

I haven't read any CL Taylor books yet, but would like to. Thanks.

Philip Lawrence said...

I have not read CL Taylor before.

kdrae said...

I haven't ready of any of their books! But this one sounds good!!
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J Brodman said...

No I have not read anything by this author. I actually never heard of this author. But this book sounds really good. If the rest of her books are this type I am going to have to check her books out.

Sand said...

No, I haven't had the opportunity to ready anything by CL Taylor but this is my favorite genre.

Richard Brandt said...

Haven't read her yet but there's a first time for everything!

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