When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn’t what he seemed and he left her life in pieces.
Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he’s caused.
But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that she could once again become his prey…
The million copy Sunday Times bestseller returns with a taut, compelling psychological thriller that will have you glued to the edge of your seat.
I love this author’s books and as soon as I read the blurb and saw the cover I knew it was a book that I needed to get my hands on – I was intrigued and drawn in straight away and I just love that cover!
I found the book to be a really addictive read, I didn’t want to put it down and read it in a few hours. I was gripped by the plot as soon as I started reading and the flashbacks and memories from the main character really drew me further in to the story.
I can easily see this happening and as a new parent it would be my worst nightmare when my daughter grows up, there have been a few news stories of Teachers abducting children and if must be a horrific experience for a parent to have their trust broken in this way. The characters are believable and it is an excellent psychological thriller.
My only warning for readers is that the book covers grooming and sexual abuse and manipulation amongst what is often perceived to be darker subject matter. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but the book won’t be for everyone in view of the subjects covered but they are dealt with very well.
Definitely five stars from me – another excellent book from C.L. Taylor – and possibly her best so far!