Author C.L. Taylor & The Guilty Couple

Book Review

Title. The Guilty Couple

Author. C.L. Taylor

Publisher. Avon – a division of Harper Collins

Publishers Ltd.

“C.L. Taylor is an international bestselling author. Her psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and been optioned for television. C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.”

I saw and heard this author talking to Lucy Foley in Harrogate at Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. These were two authors I have never read and I was encouraged to check on what has been written before. Taylor is the author of eight others in this genre and I have some catching up to do. Now, we have a signed hardback copy to start the collection.

The cover will show out in any shop because it is easily seen with its large red letters on white and two backturned bed mates to add some flavour! What does the title imply? Something has gone on before we open the book and when I read the first chapter I was convinced this was special. I was enthralled by the manner in which the characters were introduced, the rapidity of change in scenarios and the way it kept on moving. It was fast with some shorter chapters helping it along. I loved it from beginning to the end. I am not a plot spoiler and it would take a treatise of some length to cover it all. Surprises all along the way and with scenes engineered so well. And then the ending – all for you to find out.

Two comments on the front cover are ‘Addictive. What an ending!’ And ‘A one-breath rollercoaster ride’. That sums it up and what else will follow this thriller.

Published by

John Edwards

Farm labourer’s son and rural boy from Herefordshire where he was surrounded by beauty and love. Took himself off to London where he worked for 33 years, but the countryside never left him. Rurality came to him again in Cornwall and now in Alicante, Spain. There to appreciate the wildlife. Abhors waste, the indiscriminate use of plastic and its wanton disposal into our oceans. A follower of Raptor Persecution and a desire to eliminate the callous killing of everything to support pheasant and grouse shooting. They kill so much that is a joy for me to see. On a lighter note an avid follower of his home town football team, Hereford FC and Gloucester Rugby.

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