Updated: Jun 30
Strangers by C L Taylor
Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life. Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards. And Alice is being stalked. None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.
I thought I’d dip my toe in very gently to get me back into reading by trying a sample first (the benefit of Amazon Kindle). This wasn’t the first book I selected but it was the first one that made me want to click on the purchase button. It certainly reels you in from the off.
C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. She started writing fiction in 2005 and her short stories won several awards. She has a degree in Psychology with particular interest in abnormal and criminal psychology.
It’s written in the third person which normally, I’m not terribly keen on. I love the first-person written word as I feel like you dive in a little deeper with the characters. I know its personal choice and for some people, they much prefer the third person perspective. But this novel at times almost made me believe that I was reading a first-person novel and when I spoke about it with my daughter, I had to check!
Some of the characters were much more appealing than others. It was certainly an odd collection but my favourite by far was Ursula. She’s a compulsive shoplifter, a flaw that drew me into the character and left me wanting to know more from the get go.
I certainly loved the journey that the Author took you on. It was fast-paced and all leading to the end game. An odd collection of heroes but each there, with their character traits and flaws with the reader there willing them on.
I can’t say too much more except that with each character’s faults, you can certainly see your own personality with your own flaws, and embrace every single one of them and be proud.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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Review dated: 06.05.2020