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C.L. Taylor - Author

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C.L. Taylor is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and optioned for television. C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.

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Sleep

Sleep

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2019

Seven guests. Seven secrets. One killer. Do you dare to SLEEP? 'Beware! Sleep does not do what it says on the tin: I was awake until the small hours under its dark and twisty spell.' FIONA BARTON 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. The million-copy bestseller is back in her darkest, twistiest book to date. Read it if you dare! Perfect for fans of Lesley Kara's The Rumour and Cara Hunter's DI Fawley Thrillers. What people are saying about SLEEP: 'Wow just wow!... I loved it' Karen's World 'WOW!... Sleep!!! You wont get any if you start to read it in the evening! So be warned!!!' Reader review 'Superb... her books just keep getting better and better - this one was a belter!!' Donna's Book Blog 'A cracking story... A heart in your mouth plot' Books from Dusk 'til Dawn 'Extremely creepy, atmospheric and twisty.' CLAIRE DOUGLAS, author of Do Not Disturb 'Sleep will keep you up all night.' MARK EDWARDS, author of The Retreat 'As always, C L Taylor knocks it out of the park!' Reader review Reminiscent of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None... a final killer twist that is as satisfying as it is unexpected Mature Times Everything we love in a thriller: creepy, tense and pacy enough to get your heart racing Good Housekeeping 'A perfectly written psychological thriller... filled with plot twist after plot twist... I was on the edge of my seat for every page.' 2016 and Beyond

Sleep

Sleep

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2019

Seven guests. Seven secrets. One killer. Do you dare to SLEEP? 'Beware! Sleep does not do what it says on the tin: I was awake until the small hours under its dark and twisty spell.' FIONA BARTON 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. The million-copy bestseller is back in her darkest, twistiest book to date. Read it if you dare! Perfect for fans of Lesley Kara's The Rumour and Cara Hunter's DI Fawley Thrillers. What people are saying about SLEEP: 'Wow just wow!... I loved it' Karen's World 'WOW!... Sleep!!! You wont get any if you start to read it in the evening! So be warned!!!' Reader review 'Superb... her books just keep getting better and better - this one was a belter!!' Donna's Book Blog 'A cracking story... A heart in your mouth plot' Books from Dusk 'til Dawn 'Extremely creepy, atmospheric and twisty.' CLAIRE DOUGLAS, author of Do Not Disturb 'Sleep will keep you up all night.' MARK EDWARDS, author of The Retreat 'As always, C L Taylor knocks it out of the park!' Reader review Reminiscent of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None... a final killer twist that is as satisfying as it is unexpected Mature Times Everything we love in a thriller: creepy, tense and pacy enough to get your heart racing Good Housekeeping 'A perfectly written psychological thriller... filled with plot twist after plot twist... I was on the edge of my seat for every page.' 2016 and Beyond

Fear: The sensational new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller that you need to read in 2018

Fear: The sensational new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller that you need to read in 2018

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

'Claustrophobic and compelling' KARIN SLAUGHTER'A rollercoaster with multiple twists' DAILY MAIL'A million dollar new story from a million selling author' SARAH PINBOROUGHSometimes your first love won't let you go...When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn't what he seemed and he left her life in pieces.Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn't repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he's caused.But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, it's clear that she could once again become his prey...The million copy Sunday Times bestseller returns with a gripping psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Treatment

Treatment

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

'This gripping book will keep you hooked, whatever your age.'Fabulous magazineThe stunning YA debut thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape."e;You have to help me. We're not being reformed. We're being brainwashed."e;All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She's not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year old brother Mason is expelled from school for the third time and sent to a residential reform academy she's almost relieved.Everything changes when she's followed home from school by the mysterious Dr Cobey, who claims to have a message from Mason. There is something sinister about the 'treatment' he is undergoing. The school is changing people.Determined to help her brother, Drew must infiltrate the Academy and unearth its deepest, darkest secrets.Before it's too late.

Escape: The gripping, twisty thriller from the #1 bestseller

Escape: The gripping, twisty thriller from the #1 bestseller

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

The Sunday Times bestseller returns with her most thrilling book yet, An unputdownable read for fans of Into the Water and The Girlfriend."e;Look after your daughter's things. And your daughter..."e;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.The Sunday Times bestseller returns with her biggest and best book yet. The perfect read for fans of Paula Hawkins and Clare Mackintosh.Praise for C.L. Taylor:'A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller' Clare Mackintosh'Absorbing and disturbing' Alex Marwood'Loved it' Fiona Barton'Claustrophobic, tense and thrilling' Elizabeth Haynes

Detox

Detox

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2016

Jane Hughes ist eine ganz normale Frau. Sie lebt in einem kleinen Haus, arbeitet in einem Tierheim und ist in einen netten Mann verliebt. Doch ihr Leben ist eine Luge. Jane Hughes gibt es nicht. Ihre wahre Identitat hat sie begraben, zusammen mit der Schuld und den Erinnerungen daran, was vor funf Jahren in dem Wellness-Resort in Nepal geschah. Mit ihren drei besten Freundinnen wollte sie die Reise ihres Lebens machen - doch nur zwei von ihnen kamen lebend zuruck. Jetzt will jemand Rache. Und wird nicht ruhen, bis er Janes Leben und alles, was sie liebt, zerstort hat.

Missing: The psychological thriller that's got everyone talking...

Missing: The psychological thriller that's got everyone talking...

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2016

'The Missing has a delicious sense of foreboding from the first page, luring us into the heart of a family with terrible secrets and making us wait, with pounding hearts for the final, agonizing twist. Loved it'Fiona Barton, Author of THE WIDOWYou love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them.But should you...?'A twisty-turny psychological thriller ... Well-written, pacy and gripping' FabulousWhen fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface.Claire is sure of two things - that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance.A mother's instinct is never wrong. Or is it?Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide...With an Afterword read by the author, C.L. Taylor."e;I was grabbed by this book from the first page and read the ending with an open mouth. I wish I could unread it so that I could go back and discover it again. Brilliant!"e;Angela Marsons, Author of SILENT SCREAM

Traum was Boses

Traum was Boses

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2015

Bose Traume, so heit es, sind der Schlussel zu deinen geheimsten Angsten. Doch was, wenn dein schlimmster Albtraum Realitat wird? Wenn dir das Wichtigste in deinem Leben, deine eigene Tochter, genommen wird? Alles, was dir bleibt, ist ihr letzter Tagebucheintrag, der dir das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lasst. Und die leise Ahnung, dass du auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit niemandem mehr trauen kannst. Nicht mal dir selbst.

Lie

Lie

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

This was no accident...Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.Best friends are there for each other through thick and thin. You trust them with your life. At least that's what Emma, Daisy, Leanne and Al think. But all that changes when they embark on a trip of a lifetime together. When they return home, only two of them are left alive and the group has been torn apart by lies and deception.Many years later, when the dust has settled and life has moved on, one girl receives a threatening letter. Someone knows the truth about what happened on that holiday and will stop at nothing to expose it ...

Accident: The bestselling psychological thriller

Accident: The bestselling psychological thriller

Author: C.L. Taylor Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

Fast-paced and suspenseful The Accident is perfect for fans of Before I Go to Sleep, Gone Girl and Sophie Hannah.A gripping psychological thriller about the deadly secrets your children can keep ...Sue Jackson has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma she is forced to face a very dark reality.Retracing her daughter's steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte's diary and is forced to head deep into Charlotte's private world. In her hunt for evidence, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her daughter and she's forced to look further, into the depths of her own past.Sue will do anything to protect her daughter. But what if she is the reason that Charlotte is in danger?

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