– No.10 Sunday Times bestseller

– No. 1 Audible bestseller

– No. 1 Apple Books chart

Shortlisted ‘Best Ebook of 2020’ award, Capital Crime awards

Blue jacket

‘An engaging whodunnit that you’ll race through.’ Independent.ie

‘A superior thriller that keeps you guessing all the way.’ Crime Monthly

‘Three endearingly human Bristol residents in a plot that becomes ever more devilish as it builds to a climax.’ Sue de Groot, Times Live.co.za

‘Emotionally charged, this could be Taylor’s most compelling book yet.’ Woman & Home

‘A real cracker. Fast-paced and satisfying.’ Daily Mail

‘You’ll be as hooked as we were. Seriously addictive.’ Claire Frost, Fabulous magazine


Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.

Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.

None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.

Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening. 

The million-copy bestseller returns with a gripping new novel that will keep you guessing until the end.

Published in hardback, audio and ebook on 2nd April 2020. Paperback publication on 1st October 2020.


‘Immersive storytelling, ingenious plotting and characters who are so brilliantly realised that they leap off the page – Strangers might just be CL Taylor’s best yet. ‘
T.M. Logan

‘First-rate storytelling—I was glued to this one from start to finish!’
Shari Lapena

‘Clear your diary, you’re going nowhere til you’ve finished this. Impossible to predict, you’ll be sucked in from the first page. Wonderfully devious, clever cliffhangers and utterly addictive.’
John Marrs

‘It takes a very special skill to create three such diverse and credible characters each dealing with their own crises and manage to merge their stories in such a shocking, compelling and entertaining way. I thoroughly enjoyed every single page of it.’
Liz Nugent 

‘Imbued with suspense and sharp twists, Strangers is a read-in-one sitting psychological thriller that grips and chills.’
Lucy Clarke

‘A masterclass in character… clear to see why she’s a million copy seller.’
Sarah Pinborough 

‘‘I’ve read all of C.L. Taylor’s books but this is my favourite so far. With a cast of characters to root for, this masterfully woven story comes together in a thrilling and unexpected climax. I could not put it down.’
Fiona Cummins

‘Clever, surprising and nuanced – C.L. Taylor is at the top of her game.’
Gillian McAllister

‘CL Taylor weaves together three intriguing stories which appear to have no connection until they collide in a tense, exciting finale. Clever and unsettling, with a brilliant cast of characters.’
Rachel Abbott

‘A deep and dark tale of three individuals whose lives collide with such force, I’m sure I was holding my breath near to the end. Utterly sinister and compelling.’
Mel Sherratt

‘Great characters that you root for and a clever, complex and unpredictable plot that twisted and turned right up until the final page. An excellent read.’
Claire Douglas 

‘She’s only gone and done it again…what a brilliant read Strangers is. Absolutely loved it! I foresee another massive hit!’
Cass Green

‘Her best yet. Expertly woven and so pacy my heart was banging at the end!’
Holly Seddon

‘This is REALLY good. Read it in a day.’
Jane Fallon

‘A great premise, gripping plot and a memorable cast of characters make Strangers a real page turner!’
Paul Burston

‘Stayed up to finish Strangers, unable to put it down. It’s her best one yet. A joy to read, full of living, breathing characters, a compelling plot, humour and a killer twist. Very very highly recommended.’
Mark Edwards

‘Brilliant characters and a jaw-dropping denouement. I swear I hardly breathed for the last 100 pages. This one is going to be HUGE in 2020.’
Claire Allan

‘I tore through it in two sittings of frenzied page-turning and afterwards my brain hurt from trying to work out before I end (I didn’t). Her best yet!’
Tammy Cohen

‘C.L. Taylor just gets better and better.’
Fiona Barton

‘It’s yet another big hit! Brilliant story with a cracking end and cast of fabulous characters. It’s a page-turning joy. I LOVED it.’
Amanda Jennings

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  • UK & Commonwealth: HarperCollins/Avon
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  • Polish: Wydawnictwo Albatros
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