– No. 2 Sunday Times Bestseller
– Winner – Dead Good Books Reader Award 2017 for Hidden Depths, Most Unreliable Narrator
– Shortlisted – Dead Good Books Reader Awards 2017 for Most Recommended Read


‘Haven’t read a book as gripping as The Escape since Gone Girl’ – Jeremy Vine

‘Grabs you by the metaphorical throat right from the start and doesn’t let up until the end.’

‘A headlong psychological thriller …the tension is well sustained.’

‘A gripping, disturbing read.’

‘A terrific page-turner.’

‘This twisty-turny read is CL Taylor’s best yet.’
THE SUN Fabulous magazine

‘A masterful suspense story’

‘There’s no escaping the gut-watering fear in Cally Taylor’s taut psychological thriller.’

‘A cracker of a psychological thriller by a writer at the top of her game. I found myself waking up today at 5am to finish. A gripping, addictive read that’s sure to take the bestseller list by storm!’ Lucy Atkins

‘CL Taylor is my go-to author for psychological thrillers with heart and soul. Another storming page-turner from one of the UK’s brightest talents.’ Mark Edwards

‘Absorbing and disturbing. CL Taylor always keeps me guessing.’ Alex Marwood

‘C.L. Taylor is a class act and The Escape is gem of a book.’ Simon Toyne

‘Fast-paced and twisty, emotional and suspenseful…I couldn’t put it down. I love CL Taylor’s books and I think this is her best so far.’ Julie Cohen

‘OH MY GOD – definitely Cally’s best yet! I was hooked from the first page. I found myself biting fingernails and feeling VERY anxious as the tension got more and more unbearable. I had no clue who to believe.’ Lisa Hall

‘A true domestic nightmare, mercilessly delivered.’ Sunday Times bestseller, Paul Finch

‘I was gripped from start to finish. I literally couldn’t put it down … a brilliant, tense thriller which had me on the edge of my seat. Her best yet!’ Julia Williams

‘Dark and compelling’ Sarah Ward


Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t.

The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two year old daughter Elise.

What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her.

No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.

The Escape was published in the UK on 23rd March 2017.

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The Escape is not currently available in the USA.

If you live outside of the UK and The Escape is not available in your country you can buy it from the The Book Depository (free worldwide shipping).


  • World: Madeleine Milburn Agency
  • UK & Commonwealth: HarperCollins/Avon
  • Czech: Domino 
  • Danish: Jentas
  • French: Marabout/Hachette Libre
  • German: Piper
  • Hindi: Kottayam Pushpanath Publication
  • Italian: Longanesi
  • Malayalam: Kottayam Pushpanath Publications
  • Portuguese: Topseller
  • Talim: Kottayam Pushpanath Publications

For information on CL Taylor’s first psychological thriller THE ACCIDENT click here.

For information on CL Taylor’s second psychological thriller THE LIE click here.

For information on CL Taylor’s third psychological thriller THE MISSING click here.

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