Today, I am sharing my review of Strangers by C.L. Taylor with you all.
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. novel will keep you guessing until the end.
Before reading Strangers, I had heard so many good things about this author, and this book, so I had set my expectations pretty high. But, I have to say, that this book didn’t quite live up to them.
The beginning of the story was so promising. The first chapter was full of suspense, and ended with a dead body, leaving you desperate to know what happened. But, unfortunately, it went a little downhill from there.
The story just seemed to drag. Each character has their own story, but none are extremely gripping, and because of the multiple POV, it seemed as though every time one of their stories got interesting, it switched to a different character.
I do think that the personalities of the individual characters were written extremely well, and I particularly felt for Ursula when all that she had been through was revealed. I also really liked the fact that everyone involved were practically strangers to each other, but were connected in ways that they didn’t even realise.
Despite the fact that the person behind it all became fairly obvious way before it was revealed, the ending of the story was still full of excitement, and very satisfying.
I wouldn’t say this was a bad book, but there were times were I found it a little boring. It wasn’t exactly for me, but I’m sure a lot of people will absolutely love it, and there were definitely parts that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books for my copy, in exchange for an honest review.
I give Strangers a 3 star rating.