C.L. Taylor - Sunday Times Bestseller

C.L. Taylor

CL Taylor is the Sunday Times bestselling author of three psychological thrillers – THE ACCIDENT, THE LIE and THE MISSING.

THE ACCIDENT was published in the UK by HarperCollins in 2014 and by Sourcebooks in the US (with the title ‘Before I Wake’). It was one of the top ten bestselling debuts of 2014 according to The Bookseller magazine.

CL Taylor’s second novel THE LIE, a psychological thriller about friendship, betrayal and murder was published in the UK in 2015 and charted at #5 on the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list. The ebook hit the #1 slots on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Sainsbury ebooks. It was nominated for two Dead Good Books awards – Most Recommended Read and Most Exotic Location – and was the 9th bestselling product on Amazon.co.uk (beating the new FIFA game!)

Cally’s third psychological thriller THE MISSING was published in the UK in April 2016 and charted at #6 on the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list. It also hit the #1 slots on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Sainsbury ebooks.

CL Taylor’s books have sold over 900,000 copies in the UK to date and rights have been sold to 15 territories. Her fourth psychological thriller, THE ESCAPE, will be published in the UK by Avon HarperCollins on 23rd March 2017. CL Taylor’s first Young Adult thriller, THE TREATMENT, will be published by HarperCollins HQ in September 2017.

C.L. 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. She now writes full time and lives in Bristol with her partner and young son.

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18 Responses to

  1. Emily says:

    I’ve read The Lie and it is hands down one of the best books I’ve read. Currently reading The Missing. Are you publishing any other books any time soon? Absolutely love your work

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Hi Emily, thank you so much for your kind words. I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying my books. If you haven’t already read my first book The Accident (Before I Wake in the U.S.) you still have that option. If you have my next book will be out on 6th April 2017. All the best, Cally.

  2. Bridgette Bruckshaw says:

    I have read all your books and been hooked on them from start to finish. I found the main characters easy to identify with, especially Missing as I have a teenage son. My favourite book is The Lie. I’m looking forward to your next book!

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Thanks Bridgette, I’m so pleased you’ve enjoyed my books and that you can relate to the characters. That means a lot to me. I hope you enjoy the next one!

  3. Mikeanna King says:

    I read The Lie and it is by far the best book I’ve EVER read!! You really outdid yourself when you wrote that book. Thankyou so much for you work. I think I’m going to read The Accident next, and then The Missing. I haven’t read those yet.

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Thank you so much for getting in touch, Mikeanna. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed The Lie and that you’re going to read my other books as a result. I hope really you enjoy them. Cally

  4. Andy says:

    Hi Cally, I’m a 49 year old bloke who hasn’t read a book in 25 years. I have the attention span of a gold fish!! Thanks for “The Missing” . Fab stuff. May even try another now. Which would you recommend next?

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Hi Andy, I can relate to the attention span of a goldfish thing and I’m honoured that one of my books kept your attention! The Accident is similar to The Missing in that it’s about a family with secrets or you could try The Lie which is very different and gets progressively darker as it goes along!

  5. rsharma1982 says:

    Huge fan! All your books are gripping and I can’t wait for the next one….
    I recently finished The Missing which was full of surprises and tension. Really enjoyed it. Thank you. Please let us know what your next book is called and when it is out.

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Hello! Thanks so much for getting in touch. The next book is called THE ESCAPE and it will be published in the UK on 23rd March 2017. I also have a young adult book called THE TREATMENT which will be published in September 2017 (exact date to be finalised). All the best, Cally.

  6. Caroline says:

    I’ve never written to an author before but I was very moved by The Missing and liked that you ended it with your personal note and reasons for writing so thought I’d look at your website.
    Apart from being gripped by the story it spoke to me as I had bad times bringing up two teenage sons without fathers – and the continuing problems that gives right into adulthood. So it was great to read about a two parent family that was more dysfunctional than mine!! Made me feel better – and the jealousies and secrets were all so believable. Thank God I didn’t have the internet porn and social media to deal with – mine are in their thirties now.
    So thank you. I just picked up your book in a charity shop but now I shall buy your others and look forward to them.

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Hello Caroline, thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch. I really appreciate it. I’m so sorry to hear that you had such a tough time with your sons. Parenting boys alone must have been tremendously hard. I hope things are better for you now. All the best, Cally.

  7. Linda Mallandaine says:

    Hi Cally…just finished reading The Missing (Christmas present from my daughter!)…..loved it…couldn’t sleep…just had to keep on reading til the end! Looking forward to reading your other books now.

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Hi, Linda. I’m so pleased you enjoyed The Missing. I approve of your daughter’s taste in Christmas presents!

  8. Maria Lee says:

    Love your books – The Lie was my favourite.

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Thanks Maria. If you loved The Lie hopefully you’ll enjoy my YA book THE TREATMENT which is out this autumn. It’s not about a cult but it is about a young girl getting caught up in a dangerous situation she needs to escape from.

  9. Louise says:

    As a none reader usually that wanted to start reading more often I started with the missing which I thought was great, then read the lie & then the accident loved them all & cant wait for your next one to be realised x

    • C.L. Taylor says:

      Oh Louise, that’s wonderful. I’m touched and honoured that my books have got you reading more and I hope you enjoy The Escape. If you like crime short stories there’s a collection called ‘Dead Simple’, published by Quick Reads, that will be available for £1 at the beginning of February (featuring my story ‘Bird in a Cage’). Thanks so much for getting in touch. All the best, Cally.

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