The Sunday Times and million copy bestseller returns with her most pulse-pounding, page-turning book yet.

Pre-order C.L Taylor’s next hit thriller now. The only book that will keep you glued to your sunlounger in Summer 2022

Five years ago, Olivia Sutherland was convicted of plotting to murder her husband.

Now she’s finally free, Olivia has three goals. Repair her relationship with her teenage daughter. Clear her name.

And bring down her husband – the man who framed her. 

Just how far is she willing to go to get what she wants? And how far will her husband go to stop her? Because his lies run deeper than Olivia could ever have imagined – and this time it’s not her freedom that’s in jeopardy, but her life…

Published in the UK and Ireland on 23rd June 2022 and in the rest of the world on 28th July.


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‘The Guilty Couple is a red-hot, nonstop rollercoaster of a book. Every time I thought I knew what was happening, CL Taylor pulled the rug, and I read the last few chapter so fast I felt dizzy.’ – Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs

‘Wow. Clever, taut, pacy and addictive with twist after unpredictable twist. I couldn’t stop turning the pages desperate to know the outcome. And what an ending! My favourite C L Taylor book yet!’ – Sunday Times bestselling author Claire Douglas, author of The Couple at No. 9 

‘I resented every minute I couldn’t spend between the pages of The Guilty Couple. This is a one-breath rollercoaster ride, with twists, turns, ups and downs... then just when you think it’s over, there’s another loop ahead! A proper, classy thriller.’ – Janice Hallett, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code

‘I loved The Guilty Couple so much I was up until 2am finishing it. Twisty, compelling with some real stand out characters, tense and fast-paced and thoroughly unputdownable.’ – multimillion-copy bestselling author Angela Marsons

Wow, it doesn’t let up for a moment, fast-paced, gripping and with Taylor trademark characterisation and plotting, you’re in for ride!’ – Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Sarah Pinborough, author of Netflix sensation Behind Her Eyes

‘Whip-smart, perfectly paced and absolutely unputdownable, THE GUILTY COUPLE is a masterclass in edge-of-your-seat writing. I loved it.’ – New York Times bestselling author of Ghosted, Rosie Walsh

Twisty, taut, unbearably tense. Brava, C.L. Taylor, you’ve done it again!’ – Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lamplighters, Emma Stonex

‘In The Guilty Couple, C.L. Taylor does what she does best: draws us into a plot that whips about like an eel held by the tail, peopled with morally dubious characters, and propelled relentlessly forward towards a final twist. Another accomplished slice of psychological noir from a writer who knows the genre inside out.’ – bestselling author Vaseem Khan

‘A brilliantly written, fast-paced and very clever thriller – I couldn’t put it down!’ – bestselling author Susi Holliday, author of Violet

I inhaled this book in two sittings. Relentlessly paced, twisty as hell and expertly plotted. An absolute humdinger of thriller with characters you’ll both love and loathe.’ – Neil Lancaster, author of the bestselling DS Max Craigie thrillers

‘Wow! Packed with ever increasing suspense, vivid characters and twists that’ll give you whiplash it’s one hell of a read! Utterly brilliant!‘ – Amazon #1 bestseller Steph Broadribb, author of Death in the Sunshine

So good. Twisty & gripping. Another brilliant book from C.L. Taylor.’ – Sunday Times bestseller Jane Fallon, author of the British Book Awards shortlisted Worst Idea Ever

‘Absolutely ripped through this belter of a story. A pacy plot full of her trademark twists, and characters that don’t leave your head until long after you finish the final page. C.L. Taylor has smashed it out the park with this one.’ – bestseller Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

‘Unpredictable and achingly compulsive, The Guilty Couple is a complex, fresh and thrilling morality tale. Nobody but CL Taylor could weave a story that is so dark and deft, all you can do is keep reading. A simply outstanding page-turner from an elite thriller writer.’ – Rob Parker, author of And Your Enemies Closer

A one-sitting read. Breathless pacing from the opening chapter to its twisty turny conclusion. Taylor is a writer at the top of her game and never disappoints.’ – bestseller John Marrs, author of the Netflix hit’ The One

‘Pacy, surprising and with some brilliant twists – C.L. Taylor’s best yet. Brilliant.’ – Sunday Times bestseller Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet

‘With high stakes and a killer premise, The Guilty Couple takes the reader on a thrill ride of a journey. A perfectly paced and propulsive read, told with C.L. Taylor’s trademark instinct for edge-of-your-seat reveals.’ – Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Clarke, author of The Castaways

‘It hooks you from the start. The cast of characters are so well drawn and so believably flawed. It’s original, chilling and utterly page turning. One of those books that’s impossible to put down.’ – bestseller Debbie Howells, Richard and Judy pick for The Bones of You

‘The Guilty Couple is a clever, suspenseful story about secrets, blurred boundaries and a whole lot of betrayal. C.L. Taylor is a master at writing twisty thrillers, and this one is no exception.’- Samantha Downing, Sunday Times Bestselling author of For Your Own Good

‘C.L. Taylor has that rare talent of knowing how to end a chapter in a way that makes you desperate to start the next one. When you sit down with this book, make sure you’ve left the day free, because you won’t be getting back up until it’s finished. Fast-paced, fun, packed with twists, this is a gem of a read.’ – Jo Spain, author of The Perfect Lie