The Fear (Paperback)C. L. Taylor (author)
‘Claustrophobic and compelling’ KARIN SLAUGHTER
‘A rollercoaster with multiple twists’ DAILY MAIL
’A million dollar new story from a million selling author' SARAH PINBOROUGH
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…
The million copy Sunday Times bestseller returns with a gripping psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Readers are gripped by The Fear:
‘A 5-star read! It was so gripping that I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire novel just wondering what the hell was going to happen next!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A skewering portrait of obsessive love and psychological manipulation, this book gets under the skin from the outset and won’t let you go until you’ve gasped at THAT ending. This is Taylor’s best book yet.’ – CJ Cooke author of I Know My Name
‘One of my favourite psychological thrillers of the year!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow! Such a fast-paced, gripping, tense thriller. My heart was in my mouth at the end. Her best yet!’ – Claire Douglas author of The Couple at No.9
‘An amazing, enthralling rollercoaster of a story. I just couldn’t put it down.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow! What a fantastic heart pounding read – with a very unexpected twist at the end! This book would make an excellent movie.’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a wild, rollercoaster of a ride with twists and turns you’ll never guess. I couldn't put this book down – I read it through the night! If I could give more than five stars I would. Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Praise for The Fear:
‘Fans of C.L. Taylor are in for a treat. The Fear is her best yet.’ – Clare Mackintosh author of I Let You Go
‘Smart, packing a punch to the heart, and dark in all the right places, The Fear has bestseller written all over it.’ – Sarah Pinborough
‘A terrifying glimpse into a dark subject. This brilliant book stayed with me long after I finished the last page.’ –
Cass Green author of In a Cottage in a Wood
‘A highly original and timely tale that kept me utterly enthralled and entertained from beginning to end.’ – Liz Nugent author of Unravelling Oliver
‘A total corker! Twisted, unbearably tense and a shock ending.’ – CJ Tudor author of The Chalk Man
‘When you finish a book and your lungs hurt because you’ve FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE.’ – Miranda Dickinson
‘Dark and disturbing. This is a book I will remember for a long time.’ – Rachel Abbott
‘A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller, The Fear is as addictive as it is dark.’ – Lucy Clarke
‘The Fear covers very dark territory, but it is handled realistically and sensitively through her excellent writing…Fantastically plotted and perfectly paced, this dark thriller gets a standing ovation from me.’ – S.J Holliday
You may also be interested in...
What a sensational, gripping and suspenseful read.
Eighteen years ago Lou had fallen in love with her teacher Mike, after running away to France together Lou really thought she had found the live of her life with not... More
“A 10 star Read !!!”
The Fear is a brilliant psychological thriller .It is about an older man grooming young children but it is so much more than that ! The story is gripping and moves along at a pace that keeps you on the edge of your... More
“Read in one sitting!”
So I might have just read this in one sitting....
Gripped by 'fear' of what might happen to the girl if I stopped reading - I had no choice.
Excellent thriller! Brilliant ending!
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?