- By C.L. Taylor

The Escape

  • Title: The Escape
  • Author: C.L. Taylor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Escape The new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Accident The Lie and The Missing Look after your daughter s things And your daughter When a stranger asks Jo Black for a

    The new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Accident, The Lie and The Missing Look after your daughter s things And your daughter When a stranger asks Jo Black 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 daughterThe new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Accident, The Lie and The Missing Look after your daughter s things And your daughter When a stranger asks Jo Black 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.

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    1. First novel by C.L Taylor :). 3.5 stars I was thoroughly engaged from the first until right about the end and then it fell a weeee bit flat for me. I'm getting used to being the outlier with my books 😜. C.L Taylor definitely knows how to grab the readers but to me this novel was a little predictable with the storyline.Our main character Jo Blackmore decides to give a stranger a ride in her car but quickly becomes paranoid when this "stranger" named Paula knows everything about Jo and her life [...]

    2. The Escape starts off as a tense and fast paced psychological thriller. The kind that finds you holding your breath, and experiencing that uncomfortable and almost desperate feeling when you fear that no one believes you. That gets me every time! I felt this book was in two parts, because the first part felt like a psychological thriller, and I had the suspense of not knowing where it was going, but then the later part of the book felt very different. It was much more predictable and there weren [...]

    3. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every book I have read by this author and this one proved to be yet another on to add to that growing list of successes.This is a fast paced novel that will grip you early on. Good strong characters and a plot full of suspense.A psychological thriller that starts when a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift and 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 ye [...]

    4. 3.5 stars. Jo Blackmore gives a stranger a lift but quickly wishes she hadn't. The stranded knows all about Jo, her name, her husband Max and they also have a glove belonging to her 2 year old daughter Elsie. What begins with a subtle threat, swiftly turns into a night mare for Jo. No one believes Elsie is in danger,There is plenty of tension in this book. With its well thought out plot and great characters, this is a definite page turner. I found the ending to be a little disappointing and that [...]

    5. I banged through this one. I started it then I growled at it some because it wouldn't let me go then I finished it just like that. Definitively addictive the main character, Jo, annoyed the mother loving heck out of me. Yes yes she's unwell, horrible experiences but it didn't stop me wanting to slap her. I say this with 100% positivity - I COULD NOT stop reading this until I found out what was what, whether she was fragile or fruit loop and what the blinking heck had her husband been up to anywa [...]

    6. After loving The Lie by C.L. Taylor a few years ago, I was looking forward to another twisty and addictive read. I wasn't disappointed. The Escape is just as menacing and creepy; with its tense writing and slightly eerie atmosphere, particularly towards the end of the book. The characters are well developed, although at times i wanted to scream at the lead character. Initially the plot seems pretty straightforward, however the more you read the more the intrigue grows and you realise it's not as [...]

    7. 10☆ ++ reviewThe Escape blurb is absolutely bang on!!It's spine tingling, chilling, thrilling, heart stopping and made my hairs stand on end.So much so I was totally hooked!! I read all through the night just couldn't put it down.Never have I read a book that has un nerved me so much so I was frantically reading as I needed to see what happened next.Utterly genius writing!! Kept me guessing the whole way through giving absolutely nothing away.I can normally guess twists but with The Escape I d [...]

    8. The Escape is the first book I've read by C.L. Taylor and to be honest was I a bit unsure when I started the book if it would work out for me. Once again we have a woman with psychological problems, in this case, agoraphobia and I've lately felt a bit tiredness towards psychological thrillers with a woman who is mentally unstable as the main characters. So. why do I keep reading them? Well, because I have a lot of them to read.The Escape for me was a book that I was for a long time unsure if I s [...]

    9. All my reviews can be found at thebookreviewcafe I also have an author interview with C.L. Taylor where we discuss The Escape **No spoilers**It’s not very often it happens but The Escape by C L Taylor left me with a serious book hangover, I picked up this book thinking I would just read the first couple of chapters, BIG MISTAKE as three hours later I reached the final page in this addictive psychological thriller. There are a huge number of books in this genre so for me the difference between [...]

    10. Full of suspense, intrigue, fast pace, pageturner, won't let you go until you've read it, no sleep, late night, headache and grumpy in the morning due to being up late. But, you know what. was worth it.Jo, the main character in the plot is a wife and mother. But she's had mental health problems since loosing her little baby son.Does this make Jo a bad mother to her daughter? Can she fulfill her role and duty as a mum and still bring up her child in an atmospheric home with all the grounded needs [...]

    11. I absoloutly ate this book up. Started it yesterday evening and finished it this morning. It would not let go of me. The book centres around Jo (slightly annoying but I really liked her as her charachter grew) her husband Max and their little girl Elise. Jo who suffers from a plethora of issues ends up letting a stranger into her car. A stranger who knows too much about her and her family. After delivering a chilling warning to Jo she demands that Max give back what is hers. When Jo tells Max wh [...]

    12. There are some authors who’s books you are on countdown for from the minute you finish their previous book and Cally Taylor is on that list for me! I feel as though I have been waiting for ages for The Escape as I started anticipating it as soon as I finished her brilliant book The Missing.  In fact, I have absolutely loved all three of her previous books but could she make it four in a row? Would The Escape live up to them? I’m thrilled to tell you that it most certainly did!Stepping into [...]

    13. The Escape is the fourth psychological thriller from the pen of the highly popular C.L. Taylor and the second that I have read. My first encounter with her work came with The Missing, which explored the breakdown of a family following the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old and the simmering resentments and acrimony that it gives rise as unanswered questions weigh heavy on the atmosphere. I wasn't impressed by the novel, largely due to a lack of suspense and superficial characters making a reada [...]

    14. The last two days I've been reading 'The Escape' by C. l. Taylor. This is a psychological thriller about a woman on the run with her two year old child. I always enjoy this author's books, this story started and finished well and was worth the read.

    15. Thank you to Netgalley, Avon books uk and C.L.Taylor for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book. You can find my review on both and . On /karenwhittard and on under k.e.whittard from publication date. I felt that this book was missing suspense for me. I felt disconnected from the book and felt like it only scraped the side of how truely wonderful this author is. It was extremely predictable and sadly not for me. Let me [...]

    16. I admit I had never read a CL Taylor book before, but The Escape had an intriguing and creepy cover that I couldn’t stop looking at. And that blurb? Mysterious and appealing…This is one of those books that can easily be read in a sitting (I know I did!): fast-paced, addictive and easy to read. The perfect “escape”, ideal for a relaxing evening after a busy day at work. The genre? Psychological thriller, of course.Jo Blackmore meets a woman on the street and she asks her for a lift. This [...]

    17. Back to the top Ms Taylor is back on form in my opinion. When they work and they usually do, her books are masterpieces of physiological thrillers. There have been a couple of hers that didn't quite work for me. But this one did right from the start. I lost track about half way through, but that could have been me not the book. I look forward to reading more or her books.

    18. Mystery is probably not my favorite genre but only because I guess way too early what happened/who did it. It was unfortunately the case withThe Escape . It´s still a great book, the writing is good, story is intriguing, its probably my fault for reading too much mystery novels. Still I would recommend it. A fast read and good story line.

    19. Genre: Mystery & ThrillerSetting: Bristol, EnglandPOVs: (view spoiler)[Multiple, 1st person (hide spoiler)]A husband and wife are at each other's throats after a mysterious stranger inserts herself into their daily lives. In part one of this story, it appears as though Joanne Blackmore is quickly losing her grip on reality. Her husband, Max, further inflames their turbulent relationship by petitioning for custody of their only child. In the middle of it all, a stranger is all too happy to te [...]

    20. Este livro desperta ansiedade no leitor desde o início até o fim. Sem dúvida um thriller psicológico intenso e inteligente. A guerra de uma mulher para ultrapassar a ansiedade e o proveito que os restantes tiram da sua situação, incluindo quem ela não esperava. Uma luta pessoal constante.

    21. Bloody hell, what a corker!This latest offering by C.L. Taylor grabs you by the collar from the very first page and does not let go.Without any preamble, you're immediately thrown head first into the action and the pace is absolutely relentless! I'm pretty sure there were times when I forgot to breathe. It was just that engrossing.Jo is approached by a stranger who turns out didn't just choose Jo randomly. The stranger knows her husband, an investigative reporter, and her daughter Elise. Jo's da [...]

    22. The Escape – A Disturbing and Tense Thriller of the Highest QualityThe Escape is the latest psychological thriller from C.L. Taylor, and once again she delivers a disturbing and tense thriller of the highest quality. From beginning to the end Taylor has the reader feeling the same claustrophobic fears as the victim, her grip is stronger than a vice, that takes you on a massive rollercoaster of a ride before delivering a final knockout. When Jo Blackmore is approached in the street by a strange [...]

    23. First thing you need to know is: once you start reading there is no escape from The Escape. The exhilarating pace and escalating terror is an excellent motivator for extreme reactions with unpredictable consequences. Its fiendish plot is nothing short of addictive, as it seizes every opportunity to uncover murky secrets, painful memories and a fresh menace at every turn.Imagine the struggle of trying to recover from your worst nightmare only for it to be replaced with a more hellish one. Take Jo [...]

    24. Jo Blackmore has suffered from agoraphobia since the death of her unborn child but she’s got strategies for coping and manages to hold down a job by sticking to rigid rules. Those rules are breached when she is asked to give a lift to a woman on her way to picking up her young daughter Elise from nursery. Paula doesn’t give Jo much of an option to refuse, and once in the car she returns one of Elise’s mittens with the warning:“Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…”W [...]

    25. Wonderfully immersive piece of writing that has had me continually pondering exactly what may be the truth, all the while absorbed in this fabulous book. There is a great deal of tension from the first page, which is just what I want from this sort of book, and the sense of danger, or there being something not quite right with all the presented information doesn't leave me at all. Jo Blackmore appears as though she could be a rather unreliable narrator, given she admits to a few mental health pr [...]

    26. The Escape is the latest psychological thriller from C. L. Taylor.The story follows a woman with agoraphobia and severe anxiety, as her life takes a turn for the worse. Jo is married, with a small child, Elise, and she works at the local university. Her relationship with her partner has deteriorated, mostly due to his lack of compassion for Jo’s mental health problems. He has stopped caring. One day a woman, Paula, approaches Jo and threatens her daughter. This moment leads to more disturbing [...]

    27. Book reviews on snazzybooks Having read The Missing, also by C.L. Taylor, I had high hopes for The Escape – and it didn’t disappoint!The storyline moves quickly and with plenty of suspense and is great at keeping you guessing on who is trustworthy and who isn’t. I really like books that make you doubt the main character’s reliability, and there were a good few points when this happened. In fact most of the characters in this book seem quite unreliable and this adds to the strange, uneasy [...]

    28. Felt this book was so predictable. Did enjoy it but it wasnt the best book ive ever read. im not sure if its just the last few books ive read were similiar to this that it started to feel mundane and new exactly what was coming. Have read from this author before and know she has done better than this. Ty to Netgalley and Avon Books UK for a copy of this book in exchange for a review

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