‘C. L. Taylor’s writing is like a lid being screwed down. Tighter and tighter it gets, and you know at some point the drama will just explode.’ Jeremy Vine
‘Such writers as Karin Slaughter have praised Taylor’s skills at producing claustrophobic tension, and it should be noted that such praise is appropriate here – Taylor is a dab hand at shredding the nerves of the receptive reader.’ Barry Forshaw on Sleep (Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide)
C.L. Taylor is the Sunday Times bestselling author of six gripping stand-alone psychological thrillers: THE ACCIDENT, THE LIE, THE MISSING, THE ESCAPE, THE FEAR and SLEEP. Her books have sold in excess of a million copies, been number one on Amazon Kindle, Audible, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play and have been translated into over 25 languages. THE ESCAPE won the Dead Good Books ‘Hidden Depths’ award for the Most Unreliable Narrator and THE FEAR was shortlisted in the Hearst Big Book Awards ‘Pageturner’ category.
She has also written a Young Adult thriller, THE TREATMENT, published by HarperCollins HQ and is currently writing her second.
Cally Taylor was born in Worcester and spent her early years living in various army camps in the UK and Germany. She studied Psychology at the University of Northumbria and went on forge a career in instructional design and e-Learning before leaving to write full time in 2014.
She started writing short stories in 2005 and was published widely in literary and women’s magazines. She also won several short story competitions. In 2009 and 2011 her romantic comedy novels (as Cally Taylor) were published by Orion and translated into fourteen languages. HEAVEN CAN WAIT was a bestseller in Hungary and China and HOME FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a feature film by JumpStart Productions. Whilst on maternity leave with her son Cally had an idea for a psychological thriller and turned to crime.
C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son.
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