The Fear

The Fear : The Sensational, Gripping Thriller from the Sunday Times Bestseller

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`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.



Praise for The Fear:


`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)


`Wow! Such a fast-paced, gripping, tense thriller. My heart was in my mouth at the end. Her best yet!'
Claire Douglas (author of Local Girl Missing)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 290g
  • AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008118094
  • 9780008118099
  • 81,353

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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


Tense, twisty, terrifying-with one of the best premises I've read in ages.'
Julie Cohen


`I lost my entire weekend to it! What an absolutely cracking read...pacy, well written, and anxiety inducing.'
Lisa Hall


`The Fear is a compulsive read, that forces the reader to consider just how far they would go to protect themselves and those around them. I could not put this book down!'
Emma Kavanagh


`It's a close call as the bar's set so high but this has to be C.L. Taylor's best yet. SO entertaining, high on the shock-factor and yet totally `real'.'
Caz Frear


`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.I. Holliday


`A disturbing and all too real story that tests your own morals as you quickly flick through the pages. Dark, claustrophobic realism - I was completed gripped.' Mel Sherratt
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About C. L. Taylor

C.L. Taylor is the Sunday Times bestselling author of five gripping, stand-alone psychological thrillers: THE ACCIDENT, THE LIE, THE MISSING, THE ESCAPE and THE FEAR. Her award winning books have sold in excess of a million copies, been number one on all the ebook platforms, optioned for television and translated into over 20 languages. She lives in Bristol with her partner and son.
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3,156 ratings
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4 37% (1,160)
3 20% (635)
2 5% (150)
1 1% (40)
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