Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for C.L. Taylor’s latest Psychological Thriller, ‘THE FEAR’. I loved this novel so much that I also reviewed it separately on publication date – you can find that post here. In this post, I’ll be giving you some information on the book, and also sharing an exclusive extract with you! Taylor is one of my all-time favourite authors, so thanks so much to Avon for this opportunity! So, keep reading…
Sometimes your first love won’t let you go…
When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn’t what he seemed and he left her life in pieces.
Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he’s caused.
But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that she could once again become his prey…
About the Author
C.L. Taylor is the author of five adult psychological thrillers and one YA thriller: ‘THE ACCIDENT’ (2014), ‘THE LIE’ (2015), ‘THE MISSING’ (2016), ‘THE ESCAPE’ (2017), ‘THE TREATMENT’ (2017) and ‘THE FEAR’, which was released on 22nd March 2018. In the past, she has written various short stories and romantic comedy novels (as Cally Taylor). Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.
The battery icon on her phone has turned red now. If she’s not going home tonight she needs to ring someone. She tries her best friend Eva first. Eva doesn’t know about Mike, none of her friends do (he’s forty-nine, they’d just laugh at her), but Eva knows about the garden centre job and the fact that Chloe helped herself to a few things. But Eva doesn’t answer her phone, or the Snapchat messages Chloe sends her. She tries Freya next. Freya answers but says that Chloe can’t stay over. Her brother’s got a sleepover with his annoying mate Tyler which means Freya can’t have anyone to stay. Panic rises in Chloe’s chest as she calls Kirsteen. If Kirsteen says she can’t stay over, she’ll either have to sleep rough or go back and face her dad. Tears prick at her eyes when Kirsteen gets back from speaking to her mum and says that yeah, she can stay over.
‘I had to lie though,’ Kirsteen says, ‘and tell her that your parents had to take your little brother to the hospital. She would have been suspicious otherwise.’
Chloe thanks her friend over and over until her phone runs out of battery. Then she shoves it into her bag, slings it over her shoulder, takes one last look round to check that Mike hasn’t appeared, and starts to run.
Happy reading 🙂