Thursday, 22 March 2018

Book Review - The Fear by C. L. Taylor

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Title: The Fear
Author: C. L  Taylor
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 22nd March 2018
Rating: 4.5 Stars

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…

There is a lot of fear in this book, and the majority of it all stems from the fear of one person, some is decades old, and some is fresh, but what it all has in common is that it is entirely justified.  Oddly enough though I didn't feel any fear myself while reading this! 

The Fear is a gripping look which deals with an uncomfortable subject matter, dealt with in a sensitive manner.  The story is told from the view points of three ladies all which have the same man in common. 

For Lou, they ran away together to France when she was just 14,  Chloe appears to be seeing him currently and she is only 13, and then there is Wendy who I never really took to, and stuck me as a bit odd, up until I realised how she fitted into the story at which point she becomes far more interesting. 

There are some twists and turns that although I wasn't gasping at, I didn't see coming, and they came at just the right pace to keep you on the edge of your seat as you were reading this. 

The Fear had a different feel to it the authors previous books, it didn't quite get under my skin in the same way but the writing was still fabulous, and the story was certainly different to other books in the genre. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Fear and found myself completely absorbed by the story. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Avon for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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