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The Fear

Narrated by: Clare Corbett
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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Summary

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 best seller returns with a gripping psychological thriller. 

©2018 C. L. Taylor (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Fans of C. L. Taylor are in for a treat. The Fear is her best yet." (Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go)

"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)

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Captivating

One of those very rare books that’s worth hiding from the world for a day and becoming totally absorbed with the story and characters.

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Excellent book

Loved this book. Clever plot and I listened to it every available second ! Very absorbing.

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Excellent

Thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish.Clare is a wonderful narrator. Great story with lots of twists and brilliant ending.

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A truly magnificent listen.

The story was engaging, the pace was fab, the ending didn’t disappoint. The best of all was the narrator Clare Corbett. I have listened to quite a vast amount of audio books and I truly believe that she is just excellent.
The writhing and the narration worked perfectly 10/10.

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Really Enjoyed

I was really engrossed with this one.
Well narrated and easy to tell the characters apart.
Great ending. Will be searching for more from this author

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From start to the end, the best Audio book so far

Very well written and thought through and very well read, which makes all the difference.

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Brilliant

I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks from Audible and this is right up there with my favourites. It's a very addictive story with wonderful narration - Clare Corbett has a skilful, adaptable, lovely voice. I hated having to pause it at the end of my breaks at work! I actually woke up this morning planning when I could next listen to it. So looking forward to finding out how it ends. (Only 45 minutes to go!)

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Gosh!

At last a book that delivers, after several disappointing listens.Great narration and a fast moving story. Lots of twists and gasps. Very sad and moving at times but a brilliant ending. Left me with an open mouth. would highly recommend.

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Brilliant!

Brilliant Audio Book, best I have listened to in a long time! Narration great, Story great

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Intelligent story full of twists.

I did not know what would happen next! The story was well thought out and written. It’s a dark story with compelling characters.

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