C.L. Taylor

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C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. She is a five times Sunday Times bestseller and her books have hit the number one spots on Amazon, Kobo, Audible, iBooks and Google Play. Cally has a degree in Psychology, with particular interest in abnormal and criminal Psychology.

Her dark psychological thriller THE ACCIDENT was published in the UK by Avon HarperCollins in April 2014 and as BEFORE I WAKE in the US in June 2014 by Sourcebooks.

THE LIE was published in the UK in April 2015. It became a Sunday Times bestseller and hit the #1 slots on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Sainsbury ebooks. THE LIE was published in the U.S. by Sourcebooks.

THE MISSING was published in April 2016 and was another Sunday Times and ebook
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C.L. Taylor I'm currently researching my third psychological thriller which will be published by Avon HarperCollins in April 2016.
C.L. Taylor Hi River, having a plot in mind is a good start and I understand your fear about continuing the story throughout a whole book. My advice would be to p…moreHi River, having a plot in mind is a good start and I understand your fear about continuing the story throughout a whole book. My advice would be to plot your book using the four act or eight sequence structure. I draw an empty chart on a huge piece of white paper and then then write the scenes I have on post it notes and stick them in the relevant section. I can then see at a glance which section of the book needs more plot. The four act structure is the three act structure but with the second act split into two. By doing that you ensure you don't have a 'soggy middle' to your book. You can learn more about the four act/eight sequence structure by googling Alexandra Sokoloff who has written some great blog posts about it. She also has a book available to buy on Amazon called Stealing Hollywood which details it and other tips and hints for using screenwriting methods for writing novels. Good luck!(less)
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Normal People by Sally Rooney
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
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I listened to the audio book of So You've Been Publicly Shamed and found it both fascinating and terrifying. Anyone interested in psychology, pack mentality, Twitter and the impact and history of shaming will find it irresistible. I know I did.
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Found by Erin Kinsley
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I listened to the audio book of Found and was enwrapped. I am not normally a big fan of police procedurals but this book captured me with the tender, thoughtful and realistic portrayal of the the victims of the crime - not just Evan, the snatched boy ...more
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The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
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Read it for book club. Absolutely flew through it during a 3 hour flight. I was totally invested in the main character's quest to find out what was going on with the Stepford Wives, and wanting to avoid the same fate. A short, speedy read that I huge ...more
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West Cork by Sam Bungey
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This fascinating true crime investigation had me absolutely gripped. I've never burned through an audio book so quickly.
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The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
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It's been a long time since I have read what I'm tempted to call a romantic comedy, but isn't completely because one character's back story is anything but romantic and there are moments of jeopardy in the book. Anyway, I was curious about The Flatsh ...more
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
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" Claire wrote: "I've just read this on your recommendation. It blew my pants off!! Loved it!"

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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
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As a huge fan of The Handmaid's Tale which I first read as a teenager, then a viewer gripped by the TV serialisation, The Testaments was everything I hoped it would be. I feel strangely sad knowing this fascinating and timely story is now over but br ...more
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“We all have secrets. Most are guilty, a few are wretched and some are too precious to share.”
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“Hate is like a poison you make for your enemy that you end up swallowing yourself. Hating him gives him too much power, too much control over the way I live my life.”
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