Book Review: The Escape by C.L Taylor

Title: The Escape
Author: C L Taylor
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 23rd March 2017

“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.

My Review

I need to start off by saying this book was terrifyingly good! I love a good psychological thriller and I’ve read Cally’s books before so I knew The Escape wasn’t going to disappoint.

In The Escape we have Jo Blackmore who is a Wife and a Mother, is asked for a lift from a stranger at first she is very unsure that she should however she gives in and let’s the stranger in her car only then she turns nasty and threatens Jo that her husband Max should give something back which doesn’t belong to him… It soon escalates into a nightmare with the police and everyone not believing Jo when things happen in their family home..

As soon as I started reading I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put the book down, i was hooked within the first two chapters. You have chapters from the mother Jo Blackmore then the odd chapter from the person who seems to be out to destroy Jo, which keeps you guessing throughout the book who it could be and leaves you terrified.

Cally really knows how to get her readers hooked into her books, leaving them wanting to really know whats happening, even trying to judge who the person could be throughout the book. Cally’s style of writing is fantastic and i am huge fan of her books.I would highly recommend her books to all my friends & family.

I give the Escape 5 star rating for being amazingly terrifying and keeping me gripped all the way to the end.

A Very Secret Blog Tour: The Secret by Katrina Diamond

Hi Everybody,

Did You Guess?
Yes  MissBookworm Reviews is the next person on the secret blog tour for Katrina Diamond’s 2nd novel The Secret. Well Done if you guessed Correctly.
I got all giddy when I received the email from Helena @ AvonBooks to be part of a very secret blog tour..its been thrilling not to spill any details until today! Massive thank you to Helena and Katrina for letting me part of this very thrilling blog tour.

I thoroughly enjoyed Katrina’s previous novel The Teacher so I was even more excited when I found out Katrina had a 2nd novel coming out called The Secret.

About the book..

Can you keep a secret? Your life depends on it…

Bridget Reid has a secret, one that could get her killed… If she can escape the man who is keeping her locked in a basement bedroom.

DS Imogen Grey is good at keeping secrets – truths she’d never reveal to her colleagues at Exeter Police. She worked hard to get where she is – she nearly died for it. Now her past is catching up with her…

As DS Grey and her partner DS Adrian Miles search for Bridget, they uncover a terrifying web of abuse, betrayal and murder. And they realise that some secrets are better left buried…

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Here is an Extract of The Secret….Go On…Read on…I dare you..!

There was a sudden scratching noise in the room. Bridget turned her head. It was coming from the corner behind her, it sounded as though someone was clawing at the wall. But it wasn’t a person; to her surprise there was a dog sitting there. It looked strangely familiar; with its brown and white markings, it looked like her old dog, Wilberforce. He was scratching at the concrete floor in the corner, trying to dig his way out. The sound of his panting was comforting to her, like an old friend, a reminder that she wasn’t alone.

‘Hey, doggy!’ she called out.

How did he get in here?

The dog turned around and dashed over, sitting obediently at the side of the bed and breathing excitedly in her face. She didn’t know how it was possible, but this was Wilberforce, it had to be – he had a bone-shaped brass tag on his collar with a big W engraved on it. Wilberforce had died when Bridget was just thirteen years old. She was dreaming. She must be. As Bridget stared, the dog lay down on the ground and started to wheeze. She watched him struggle for breath, remembering the day they had found him dead – knocked over by a car in the street. To her horror, she realised that it was happening again, before her eyes – the blood was oozing out from underneath him. The puddle of blood was spreading, carpeting the floor, beginning to rise. Bridget began to panic. What was in those pills? She lay down, trying to steady herself, trying to keep a hold of her thoughts.

‘It’s not real, it’s not real,’ she repeated over and over to herself.

Bridget lay on the bed, red water now lapping at her sides. It was splashing on to the throw. She could taste it in her mouth as the waves got more and more aggressive. Her hands, her hands were red. Was this some form of latent guilt for what had happened to Dee? If only she had been watching, then Dee would still be alive. I’m so sorry, Dee. It’s not real, it’s not real


Keep on following the secret blog tour to see who is featuring next….


Blog Tour: The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft

 Today I’m part of the blog tour for Sue Moorcroft’s new festive read The Christmas Promise. I am always a big fan of Festive books and I was chuffed to bits to be asked by the lovely Helena from Avon Books to be part of the blog tour.

The Christmas Promise is the first book I have read by Sue Moorcroft and i thoroughly enjoyed it and will also be picking up more of Sue’s books in the future.
I couldn’t wait to start my first festive book of the yes Sue you had the privilege.

So you want to know what The Christmas Promise is all about?

We meet Ava Bliss who is a bespoke hat maker and one snowy evening in December a dishy gentleman called Sam Jermyn steps into her life and sparks fly.
But Ava is having a tough time with struggling to make ends meet, her ex boyfriend who is bullying and blackmailing her but also because its nearly Christmas..Argh!
Dishy Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for a special someone in his life in which Ava makes a promise that will most definitely change her life..she just doesn’t know it yet…

I really enjoyed The Christmas Promise very much. It took a while to get to know which character was who but then I soon got settled in for a good read.

I really hated Ava’s ex boyfriend.. won’t go into too much detail as don’t want to spoil but with this story it rings true to what is happening in the real world with cyber-bulling and revenge porn. Some people are just damn right horrible!

I really loved reading about Ava, she seems like an amazingly talented lady who makes bespoke hats..which makes me want to go out and buy myself a fancy hat right now. Sue Moorcroft has certainly created such a fantastic character that all her readers will enjoy reading about.

The Christmas Promise will give you all the festive feels, tug at your heart strings but also make you smile hell of a lot!
Thank you to Helena @ Avon and Sue Moorcroft for letting me read and review this wonderful book.
The Christmas Promise is out now on e-book
Paperback 1st December.


Blog Tour: The Teacher by Katerina Diamond

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Today I am on the blog tour for Katerina Diamond’s debut novel The Teacher. I was so thankful when the lovely Helena from Avon Books asked me to be part of this blog tour.. I love a good thriller book that keeps me hooked from the go. which is exactly what The Teacher did.

The Teacher is not for the faint hearted, with graphic descriptions of the killings, if your squeamish then this book may not be your taste.

What is The Teacher all about your asking?  The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall. . .Hours earlier he had received a package and only he understood the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.
As Exeter suffers a rising count of terrible and gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and Adrian Miles must solve this case and make their city safe again…

I really enjoyed The Teacher very much, Following DS Grey and Miles trying to solve the case was good, you get to know them as people but also while on the job trying to solve the case. The Chapters flip from the present but also to the past as you the reader try to figure out who would kill all these people and why. A network of corruption, lies and exploitation tests DS Grey and Miles with who they can trust before it can be too late…

The Teacher is definitely the most graphic thriller book I’ve read, it keeps you guessing throughout, if you can let the gruesome details of the murders not make you sick then you really need to pick this book up and give it a read!
I cannot wait to see what Katerina has her characters DS Grey and Miles up to next!

Katerina Diamond has written a terrifying Psychological thriller which will keep the reader hooked until the very end.
I Highly recommend The Teacher to anyone, I’m giving 4 Stars for the best gruesome psychological thriller this year!

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