· HarperCollins UK
42 reviews

About this ebook

The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club author of Sleep returns with her most gripping book yet.


‘Fast-paced and satisfying’ DAILY MAIL
‘I was glued from start to finish!’ SHARI LAPENA

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.

42 reviews
Moyra C
April 1, 2020
Once again, C.L. Taylor had me turning the pages at lightning speed and sitting on the edge of my seat during this gripping and sensational read. Plenty of cliffhangers and red herrings. Fascinating, credulous characters cleverly interwoven throughout, each one dissimilar, but culminating with them all being cleverly thrown together. I found myself visualising the characters: loving Ursula and loathing Edward, sympathising with both Gareth and Alice. I found it intriguing that several different sensitive and emotional health topics were well-addressed such as loneliness, mental health and dementia. Very appropriate in this day and age. The plot, based predominantly in the unusual setting of a shopping centre, was full of dark twists and turns and had me once again guessing incorrectly whodunnit! As always with C.L. Taylor’s books, the ending took me by surprise! Definitely my favourite author!
26 people found this review helpful
Mark James Rose
April 2, 2020
Brilliantly written! 'Strangers' is another non-stop page-turner thriller from Cally. As ever, to talk about the book in any detail is to potentially give things away...and I don't want to do that! What I will say is, you'll be rooting for the strangers - some more than others. For me, it's not the strangers that steal the show though...the ending is superb.
12 people found this review helpful
John Dixon
October 20, 2020
Three people with their own lives and problems, seemingly unconnected, but woven together in a way none could possibly anticipate. Ursula still blames herself for the death of the love of her life. Gareth worries about his mother's advancing dementia and the strange postcards she has received from his long dead father, and Alice is being stalked after being attacked recently in a pub. Their individual journeys will crash together, affecting them and those around them. I instantly warmed to the main characters, and many of the supporting characters too. The skillful way these destinies were written to collide left me breathless in places as I tried to foresee how things would develop. And of course, CL Taylor provided a few hidden corners and twists. Several times while reading, I found myself putting it down and just thinking about what I had read, such is the impact of this amazing book. Overall I can't recommend Strangers enough, hence the five stars.
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About the author

C.L. Taylor is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and optioned for television. Her 2019 novel, Sleep, was a Richard and Judy pick. C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son.

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