No.8 – Sunday Times bestseller

No.1 – Apple Books chart



‘Clever twists and turns leave you guessing who’s genuine and who has something to hide.’ WOMAN & HOME 

‘More than a missing sister mystery; it’s also an astute exploration of siblings and female relationships.’ PRIMA

‘Queen of psychological thrillers CL Taylor has done it again with this gripping tale.’ NEW

‘You’ll rip through this insanely readable thriller.’ Claire Frost, FABULOUS

‘Cally Taylor can make brewing a pot of tea seem sinister’ Mark Sanderson, TIMES CRIME CLUB 

‘A brilliant thriller’ BELLA

‘A dramatic thriller noir.’ MY WEEKLY

‘With characters changing their names and renouncing the past, this thriller explores the idea of whether you can truly have a fresh start in life ‘ WOMAN’S WEEKLY

‘A thrill.’ CRIME MONTHLY 


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‘Clever, twisty and increasingly chilling, HER LAST HOLIDAY had me totally gripped. C.L. Taylor is a master storyteller!‘ – Rosie Walsh.

‘A sensational novel, tense, nightmarish, peppered with deep, real characters and shocking twists.’ – Gillian McAllister

Another twisty, chilling and unpredictable thriller, I inhaled Her Last Holiday, reading late into the night because I couldn’t put it down. Full of atmosphere and tension and a creeping sense of dread! Excellent from start to finish.’ – Claire Douglas


You come to Soul Shrink to be healed. You don’t expect to die.

Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong.

Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna.

Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden?

The master of suspense is back. Prepare yourself for the latest nail-shredding, heart-in-mouth rollercoaster ride from the Sunday Times bestseller.


‘I’ve been a fan of CL Taylor from her first thriller but think this one is one of the best – brilliantly flawed characters – almost no one can be trusted. A real page-turner – sure to be a huge hit.’ Catherine Cooper

‘A compulsive, immersive thriller full of heart-wrenching twists‘ – Gytha Lodge

‘Really enjoyed this gripping, intrigue-packed thriller set in a seemingly idyllic wellness retreat.’ – B.A. Paris

“An addictive page-turner that kept me reading through the night.” – Lucy Clarke

“Another corker. Kept me hooked and kept me guessing.” – Jane Fallon

‘Clever, creepy and very intriguing. A ‘just one more chapter before bed’ book if ever there was one. Loved it!’ – Milly Johnson

“Another twisty-turny and unputdownable read from the Queen of psychological thrillersHer Last Holiday is a chillingly plausible tale of why you should never, ever go on a wellness retreat” – Susi Holliday

Cally is the absolute queen of the page turner.’ – Elizabeth Haynes

‘ She’s done it again. A complex, compelling page-turner set at a wellness retreat, with lots of twists and turns.’ – Mark Edwards

‘I thoroughly enjoyed it. The intricate plotting, vivid characterisation and the exciting intrigue combined to make a most entertaining read‘ – Liz Nugent 

‘Compelling and tense; impossible to predict the outcome. The story lines were weaved with great skill and I loved the ending!’ – Jane Shemilt

‘Cally’s bloody smashed it again. Boy, can that woman write suspense. It’s a proper ‘keep reading even though you know something bad is coming’ book. Pure escapism, brilliant world-building & utterly compelling.’ – Helen Fields 

‘Pure escapism and such a page turner!’ – Debbie Howells


  • World: Madeleine Milburn Agency
  • UK & Commonwealth: HarperCollins/Avon
  • USA and Canada: HarperCollins360
  • Danish:Jentas
  • Latvia: Kontinents
  • Polish: Wydawnictwo Albatros
  • Swedish: Jentas