Claustrophobic and compelling KARIN SLAUGHTERA rollercoaster with multiple twists DAILY MAILA million dollar new story from a million selling author SARAH PINBOROUGHSometimes your first love wont let you goWhen Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life But Mike wasnt 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 doesnt repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage hes caused.But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, its clear that she could once again become his preyThe million copy Sunday Times bestseller returns with a gripping psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.Praise for The Fear A skewering portrait of obsessive love and psychological manipulation, this book gets under the skin from the outset and wont let you go until youve gasped at THAT ending This is Taylors best book yet.CJ Cooke author of I Know My Name Wow Such a fast paced, gripping, tense thriller My heart was in my mouth at the end Her best yet Claire Douglas author of Local Girl Missing...
|Title||:||The Fear: The sensational new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller that you need to read in 2018|
|Publisher||:||Avon Auflage ePub edition 22 M rz 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||290 Pages|
|File Size||:||770 KB|
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The Fear: The sensational new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller that you need to read in 2018 Reviews
Ich war auf diesen Thriller aufgrund sehr vielen sehr guten Rezensionen sehr gespannt, aber leider dann auch ziemlich enttäuscht:Das Buch machte einfach keinen Spaß:Keiner der Akteure ist sympathisch - weder die Guten noch die Bösen können überzeugen. Somit fiebert man auch nicht mit, sondern das ganze bleibt einem ziemlich egal.Unsere Heldin bleibt blaß, unsympathisch - genauso die anderen Akteure.Man fragt sich, ob in England das Leben für Familien wirklich so aussieht: Gescheiterte Beziehungen, vernachlässigte Kinder, Alkohol, Gewalttätigkeit und dazu null Interesse, was mit den Kindern passiert (Mißbrauch).Dazu hat der Thriller gewaltige Längen, es gibt keine durchgehende Spannung - auch wenn die Werbung anderes verspricht.Am Ende überschlagen sich die Ereignisse, aber leider wird das ganze Geschehen dadurch auch nicht logischer und die Auflösung kann nicht überzeugen.Fazit: Als Urlaubsthriller okay, aber nichts, was ich ein zweites Mal lesen würde.
This is the first book that I read from this autor, and I'm totally impressed. Great book! very well written. Interesting story. It was easy to read and it kept me intriged till the end. This version has some grammar errors, though.I can't wait to read the next one!
If you haven't read "The Fear" you have to do it asap. I loved everything in this story. In the beginning I wasn't sure whom to believe and I couldn't figure out who Wendy was. But I plowed through the book, wanting to know what was true and what's a lie. See, Mike sounds very convincing and Lou....not so much. And Wendy seems to be guilty, but of what? I couldn't figure it out and I like that in a book. And then comes the ending and now I know for sure. There is a liar, and the lie is a really big one nobody saw coming. Highly recommended! I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Avon Books UK!
EXCERPT: 'Please,please don't do this. Mike, please, if you loved me you wouldn't do this. Please, Mike.''I'm doing it because I love you,' he says as he shoves a sock into my mouth, presses the tape over the top and ties my wrists to the bedposts. 'Sometimes I think I love you too much.'ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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…MY THOUGHTS: That ending! I am sitting here, eyes gleaming, shaking my head in amazement! Didn't see that coming. Thought this was a good solid 4-star read right up to the end. But that ending deserves an extra half star on its own.I have read two of Taylor's previous books, The Lie and The Treatment, both good solid four star reads, but with The Fear, the ending makes it stand out from the others. Yes, I keep going on about the ending, but it was jaw-dropping!Okay, okay, enough about the ending. Let's get into the meat of the book.There have been a lot of books written about older men preying on young girls, insecure girls, lonely girls. But what about afterwards? What happens to these girls? What effect does that experience have on their lives? And the other people in his life, his wife, how does she cope? These are the questions that Taylor has used as the basis for The Fear. She takes these people, angry, damaged, vengeful, fearful, and places them in an explosive situation. At one point I didn't know who was sane, or if any of them were. I rooted first for one, and then another.4.5 stars for an emotionally exhausting but supremely satisfying read.
Fourteen-year-old Lou loved her karate teacher Mike with all her heart. When he suggested a trip to France she was more than happy to go with him. However, the trip turned into a nightmare and many years later Lou is still having problems because of everything Mike has done to her. She's in her early thirties and is alone because she has relationship issues. When she inherits her father's house and goes back to the area she met Mike, she decides to confront her past. To her disgust she discovers that Mike is grooming another girl. Chloe is thirteen years old and Lou will do everything she can to make sure history won't repeat itself. Unfortunately it isn't easy to get people to listen, how far will Lou be willing to go to make sure Chloe remains safe? Mike is a predator, will she risk her own wellbeing and take the chance she'll be his victim once again?Wendy is trying to approach Lou, but how can she do that without raising suspicion? She has to be careful if she wants to reach her goal. Because of Lou her whole life changed and there's a lot she holds Lou accountable for. Is this justified? What is the connection between the two women and will meeting Lou give Wendy the answers she needs?The Fear is a gripping story about a despicable dangerous man and his victims. Mike skillfully grooms teenage girls with problems at home. Lou and Chloe's parents have other things on their minds than the happiness of their children and he uses this to his advantage. I felt sick when I read about his personality, his actions and the methods he uses. C.L. Taylor describes him in a fantastic believable way that makes him come to life almost too well. Mike is clever and cunning, a man to fear. Not knowing what his next move would be kept me on the edge of my seat.Lou used to be a vulnerable teenager. She's still fragile now that she's older, having plenty of scars from everything that happened between her and Mike. She was too scared to testify and was always afraid he'd come after her. C.L. Taylor writes about her fear in an amazing way, I could really feel it. I could easily imagine why she wanted to save Chloe from a fate similar to her own. Chloe is young and naive. She's being bullied and doesn't have any self confidence. Love is lacking in her life and Mike is more than willing to fill that gap. I couldn't stop reading as I was anxious to find out if Chloe would see his true nature in time. I was also curious to see what Wendy's role would be in the story. She's a complex woman with a personality that has many different layers. I loved how C.L. Taylor alternates between the three equally interesting characters.C.L. Taylor has written another thought-provoking book. She's an expert when it comes to dividing tension. Her books always surprise me in many different ways. The Fear has plenty of unexpected twists and turns and the ending is absolutely mindblowing. The subject matter of The Fear is disturbing and reading about Mike put tears in my eyes plenty of times. The Fear is an incredibly well written story for readers with a strong stomach.