Thank you for stopping by I'm delighted to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for The Fear by C.L. Taylor. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
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…
After reading the description I didn't really know what to expect and I loved how the surprises kept coming. I found The Fear to be edgy and at times dark but that is all down to the subject matter. The book follows a few characters but I loved how this kept the story fresh and to be honest pretty addictive, I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Lou was such an interesting character who was both strong and vulnerable due to her past and the actions of Mike.
There was such an addictive aspect to this story and I well and truly got caught up in the actions of this group of characters. It's safe to say that I felt a strong emotional connection with this book that ranged from anger through to sadness at what some of the characters had to endure. I really don't want to go into too much detail as I would hate to ruin the plot but the fast paced and tension filled story will make you want to read The Fear in one go!
C.L. Taylor has a vivid writing style that so very easily put me right there in the situations with the characters. There are surprises and shocks in this book that made for such compelling reading.
With thanks to Sabah at Avon for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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 Accident. The Lie and The Missing were Sunday Times top 10 bestsellers in paperback, and both books hit the #1 spot on the Kindle bestseller list. She has sold 1 million books to date.