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The Escape Audiobook

The Escape

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Publisher's Summary

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift, she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn't. The stranger knows Jo's name; she knows her husband, Max, and she's got a glove belonging to Jo's two-year-old daughter, Elise. What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo's own husband turn against her. No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there's only one way to keep her child safe - run.

©2017 C. L. Taylor (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller." (Clare Mackintosh)
"Absorbing and disturbing." (Alex Marwood)
"Loved it." (Fiona Barton)
"Claustrophobic, tense and thrilling." (Elizabeth Haynes)
"Brilliant...manages to capture family life perfectly." (Chick Lit Reviews)

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    Sophie 16/05/2017
    Sophie 16/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Another cracker from C L Taylor"

    Yet another fantastic standalone novel from C L Taylor. Captivating characters, twists and turns- this is on a par with The Missing. Loved it. Wonderful narration as well. If you like Taylor's previous novels you'll love this one too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 19/01/2018
    Sam 19/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    " A really gripping story"

    I was absolutely hooked right from the very beginning. It was so full of drama and suspense with so many twists and turns. Katie Scarf read the story so well, really living every moment. I can't wait to hear more CL Taylor read by Katie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ANGELA SOLOMON Ashby-de-la-Zouch 13/12/2017
    ANGELA SOLOMON Ashby-de-la-Zouch 13/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "The Escape"

    very intreaging story ,hard to put down . could not guess how it was going to end

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suswati 16/07/2017
    Suswati 16/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "While nothing new, it is well executed "

    The structure of this jam-packed, fast paced novel is well-laid out, moving from the protoganist's voice to a mysterious person continuously. While the enigmatic chapters were less than mysterious, as I figured out who it was near the beginning, it is clear and not too overdone. It is sad as there are many mothers treated this way especially through the systems, not believed and thought of as unfit. Hence it seems realistic with a sense of tension throughout

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Strudwick UK 13/06/2017
    S. Strudwick UK 13/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Thrilling"

    Listened almost non stop as it had me gripped. Loved it from start to finish.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L. Dancer 19/04/2017
    L. Dancer 19/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "This author always writes about weak women"

    Unbelievable plot
    Spends over half the story repeating the main characters problems
    Wish I had remembered her last book with the last weak woman!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jdale 07/01/2018
    jdale 07/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "a simple but effective tale"

    the story was simple took a long time for plot to develop. more of psychological thriller

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Chris Caldwell Larne, N.ireland 26/07/2017
    Mr. Chris Caldwell Larne, N.ireland 26/07/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "A chore to get through"

    I really liked the other books from this author but this was not a good one. the story was full and uninteresting, all characters were unsympathetic and the twists were not worth it. I struggled to the end but I'll be getting a refund on this turkey I'm afraid.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    a white 13/12/2017
    a white 13/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Sent back for refund "

    Another predictable, slightly boring book. I keep trying this genre , but there's nothing new: certainly no thrills.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tink 21/09/2017
    Tink 21/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Average"

    Story was good to begin with but got really annoying when the husbands character began to explain his plot half way through. As though the listener was too stupid to work it out on their own, that ruined it for me.
    The narrator was a little irritating also, would have been better to have use multiple narrators as she struggled with different characters voices.
    Would only recommend if its a free book and you are struggling to find something to listen to or to read.
    I regret paying for it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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