Category Archives: The Lie

The Lie: Book trailer…Steven Spielberg I’m not…

Last year I had a lot of fun using stock images and a soundtrack to cobble together a very short book trailer for THE ACCIDENT. This year I bought a handheld video camera and filmed a trailer for THE LIE. … Continue reading

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The Lie: Research into Animal Shelters…

Apologies to anyone who visited last week looking for the article on ‘Women Who Kill’ that I promised in my previous blog post. Illness and Easter wiped out a lot of writing time so I spent what little time I … Continue reading

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The Lie: Research into brainwashing and mind control

When I was in my twenties I went on a meditation retreat with a friend of mine. We were stressed and, whilst not particularly spiritual, we thought that a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Brighton life … Continue reading

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The Lie: Research into cult leaders and psychopaths

When I began plotting THE LIE my plan was to put four female friends into a setting that would cause the cracks in their relationships to deepen, and force the women to turn against each other. I considered several different … Continue reading

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The Lie: Research into toxic friendships between women…

In my previous blog post I explained that THE LIE, my new psychological thriller, was inspired by my fascination with the mechanics of female friendships, particularly female friendships that aren’t as stable as they appear – friendships where there’s underlying … Continue reading

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The Lie: what inspired the book (CL Taylor video) and a very creepy mailer campaign…

Here’s a short video about what inspired me to write my second psychological thriller THE LIE. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be blogging about some of the research I did before writing the novel, including: toxic friendships, cult … Continue reading

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The Lie: the lead up to publication (CL Taylor reading the 1st chapter)

It’s exactly two months today until THE LIE, my second psychological thriller comes out and it’s all getting a bit exciting. The paperback is going to press this week (which means my author copies will be here soon, hooray!) and … Continue reading

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