“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 Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.
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 daughter’s safety is threatened. Soon things spin completely out of control and Jo sees no other option but to run. But who is she running from? Is she imagining things? Who’s telling the truth?
This story has a brilliantly constructed plot with twists and turns, as you would expect from this genre. It’s incredibly gripping and tense. It just has everything!
If I want to be nitpicky, then maybe the ending was a wee bit predictable but you know what? I don’t care. Because the rest of the book was mindblowingly great!
Grab yourself a nice cup/glass of your favourite drink, clear out your diary and settle down with this one. You’ll want to read it in one sitting and you won’t be disappointed.
The Escape is available now.