Blog Tour Book Review – The Fear by C.L. Taylor

I was so excited to receive this book in the post – they had done an amazing job with the rose stuck inside and it definitely piqued my interest straight away!


the fear

The Blurb

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…

What I Thought

Wow! I raced through this one and if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you will have seen me posting about this one as I read. I couldn’t wait to share my thoughts with you all!

The story is told from the perspective of three women who all have different relationships with a man called Mike. Lou takes centre stage – she was a young teen when Mike, her karate teacher, took advantage and started a relationship with her. She returns to the town she grew up in aged 32, where Mike is still living, and realises history is repeating itself when she see Mike kissing another young girl, Chloe. The character of Wendy is more of an enigma, and her story unfolds throughout the book.

I loved the fact we get to see the story told by the three women. It’s a great way of finding out their thoughts, feelings and motivations. I also enjoyed the fact that the book occasionally flicks back in time, so you get to understand what went on in Lou and Mike’s relationship.

Although a difficult theme, which is at times, uncomfortable to read, I feel the author handles it really well. Any thriller fan will enjoy the twists and turns and I would definitely recommend a read. I’m looking forward to future books from C. L. Taylor with eager anticipation.



 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 AccidentThe Lie and The Missing were Sunday Timestop 10 bestsellers in paperback, and both books hit the #1 spot on the Kindle bestseller list. She has sold 1 million books to date.

Twitter: @callytaylor

Instagram: @cltaylorauthor

Where To Buy



 Thankyou to Avon Books for my copy of this book.  I was asked in return to write a review but all my opinions are my own.

NatalieThe Spoonie Mummy


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