#BookReview: STRANGERS by C. L. Taylor @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK

StrangersPublication: 2nd April 2020 – Avon

Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.

Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.

None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.
 
Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening.
 
The million-copy bestseller returns with a gripping new novel that will keep you guessing until the end.

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Thrilling, riveting, heart-pounding suspenseful… I am talking about the new novel by C. L. Taylor. What a rollercoaster of a read! It kept me on edge the entire time I was reading and full of questions when I took a break from reading. If you’ve read the author’s previous novels, you know how good she is to creating well-crafted plots that keep you glued to the pages and, with this new novel, she didn’t disappoint.

As the titles implies, this is the story of strangers, three people who don’t now each other. but whose path somehow crosses and becomes intertwined. There is Alice, a divorced mother who is trying to figure out the world of dating, but there someone is watching her. Gareth is a security guard who, when not a work, spends his time looking after his elderly mother and wondering who is leaving her mysterious postcards. And Ursula, a low-paid courier who found her own way to battle with her grief, a way that may get her into trouble. How are they connected? What are they hiding? And how will it end?

I adore this author. She manages to drag you into the story and keep you completely engrossed. Even though I didn’t always liked them, the characters are engaging, complex and well-developed. The story is twisty and you never know what to expect. What more would you want?

So to recap, in Strangers you will find fantastic characterization, brilliant writing, a gripping plot, slowly-building tension, and unexpected twists. It’s literally impossible to put this book down.

A huge thank you to Avon and Netgalley for providing me with a proof copy of the novel.

 

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