Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Strangers by C L Taylor as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Sanjana at Avon for the invite to join the tour and for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.
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.
Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening.
The million-copy bestseller returns with a gripping new novel that will keep you guessing until the end.
The start of Strangers easily grabbed my attention and I couldn’t wait to see how it would all turn out. Even though quite a bit happens in those first few pages I would class Strangers as a slow burn kind of a story. However C L Taylor weaves a story that will make you wonder what will happen next!
In this book we are introduced to three very different characters. Alice, Ursula and Gareth who at first glance appear to have no connection. Is that really the case though? Now the characters are flawed but to be honest I thought this was a good thing. It gave them a realistic edge and I guess in a way made me root for them even more. Especially as they struggled through their various situations. Gareth was definitely the most likeable out of the trio. I really felt for him and his home life. Alice was trying to start dating again but ends up caught up in a dangerous situation. Then we have Ursula who I was probably drawn to the most. This was mainly because there were so many sides to her personality. This for me made her a more complex and interesting character. The alternating chapters really help to showcase each character bringing more depth to the book. This all helps to increase the tension within the story as all aspects of their lives are revealed.
Throughout the story snippets of information are released which both intrigued me and made my curiosity build. I couldn’t help but try and work out what was going on but after a while I decided to just sit back and enjoy. Mainly because I just didn’t have a clue! So I let the book do its thing as the tension ramped up until the intense conclusion.