Hello everyone and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all well. Today I’m so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for C.L. Taylor’s thrilling new novel, ‘THE ESCAPE’! C.L. Taylor is one of my all time favourite authors, so I’m really thankful to Avon Books for this opportunity. I’ve already reviewed ‘THE ESCAPE’ here so be sure to check that out – I also reviewed ‘THE LIE’ here and ‘THE ACCIDENT’ here. So, keep reading…
“Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…”
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.
About the Author
C.L. Taylor is the author of four psychological thrillers: ‘THE ACCIDENT’ (2014), ‘THE LIE’ (2015), ‘THE MISSING’ (2016) and ‘THE ESCAPE’, which was released on 23rd March 2017. All have received great success, and ‘THE LIE’ has been optioned for TV by The Forge. In the past, she has written various short stories and romantic comedy novels (as Cally Taylor). She has also written a Young Adult thriller titled ‘THE TREATMENT’, which is due to be published in September 2017. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.
I’m going to give you an extract from my full review, which you can find here…
“Most of my regular readers will know that I absolutely love C.L. Taylor’s novels, so it’s fair to say that I had very high expectations going into this. And I definitely was not disappointed! The novel essentially follows the couple Jo, Max, and their daughter Elise – a stranger threatens their family unit and Jo is forced to go on the run with Elise.
Jo Blackmore is mentally ill, and suffers with agrophobia and anxiety. She finds it challenging to leave the house and step outside her comfort zone, having only just recently returned to work after the birth of Elise – but when a stranger threatens the safety of her family, she is forced to confront her fears. Max is supportive of his wife and attempts to help her as much as he can, working hard as a journalist and providing all he can for his family. But he’s a much more complex character than we may first think. Their toddler daughter Elise needs lots of care and attention, and both parents must fight to protect her when Paula comes on the scene…”
Happy reading 🙂