Release date: 2 April 2020
Back cover blurb: 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.
I always look forward to a new C.L. Taylor novel and Strangers was no exception.
Alice, Gareth, Ursula, three total strangers, are about to have their lives turned upside down, in a way that none of them ever imagined could happen.
We meet them at the beginning of the novel, where it is clear something terrible has happened, and work backwards back to that pivotal point of the novel.
Alice manages a clothes shop in the fictional Meads Shopping Centre in Bristol. Gareth is a security guard in the same centre, and Ursula is a delivery driver, with a part-time shop lifting habit in the same shopping centre...
Having three separate characters stories running could become confusing, but this novel is so well written that it is never a problem.
Twists are another thing that this author does particularly well. To the point, that they are the kind of twist that even the most prolific thriller won't see coming.
One thing I love about C.L. Taylor's novels is that they are all unique, and you never know what you are going to get (in a really good way). As always I look forward to the next!
Strangers is available now via Amazon online and all good shops.
Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.