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The Escape

por C. L. Taylor

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Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss; of the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger's tragedy refuse to subside.… (mais)
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The Escape gripped me from the start and I read the whole book in one sitting, I don't think I even stopped for a quick comfort break. I have read a few C.L. Taylor books and this is definitely my favourite one so far - it is so enthralling, gripping and nerve-racking that my eyes felt as if they were superglued to my kindle.

My heart was pounding from the first few pages as the footsteps following Jo were described and I almost jumped out of my skin when they caught up. Ah, it's only a harmless female stranger wanting to ask for a lift. It's definitely unusual and not terribly British but she asks so forcefully and Jo is running late, so she has no alternative but to agree to give her a lift. The stranger identifies herself as Paula and once she is in Jo's car, her behaviour changes and it becomes clear that this isn't a chance encounter. Paula knows who Jo is, she knows her husband and she warns her to look after her daughter.

Jo already has a history of panic and fear of leaving the house, so this sends her head into a spin. Naturally, she wants to call the police but her husband, Max, isn't very supportive and he claims that he doesn't know Paula. Max works as an investigative journalist and Jo is convinced that, through one of his investigations, he has put her and their daughter, Elise, in danger. When things start happening that Jo can't explain, Paula's threat may be about to come true as Jo's fitness as a mother is called into question. With Max spending all his time at work, Jo does the only thing she can do to keep Elise safe - she goes into hiding.

As the search for Jo goes on, she goes to the one place that she thinks nobody will look for her. A place that has been erased from her family history but where the family secrets remain, and we all know that secrets don't stay buried for long. I found myself holding my breath as this fast-paced book drew to a close; the writing is so vivid and I was so immersed in the book that I'm sure I could hear the roar of the sea in my ears.

The Escape is superbly written, no wonder C.L. Taylor has such a huge following that keeps her firmly and well-deservedly on the top of the bestseller listings.

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion. ( )
  Michelle.Ryles | Mar 9, 2020 |
The Escape is the first book I've read by C.L. Taylor and to be honest was I a bit unsure when I started the book if it would work out for me. Once again we have a woman with psychological problems, in this case, agoraphobia and I've lately felt a bit tiredness towards psychological thrillers with a woman who is mentally unstable as the main characters. So. why do I keep reading them? Well, because I have a lot of them to read.

The Escape for me was a book that I was for a long time unsure if I should continue listening to or not. I often pick the audio version of books since then I could do other things while I listened to the book, like working. And, I want an audiobook that keeps me entertained. This was on the borderline, neither bad enough to DNF nor really suspenseful to truly captivate me. However, it was interesting enough that I wanted to know the end. And, thankfully short enough with a straightforward story that at least never got really boring.

Yeah, I know I sound very negative towards the book. But, it's not that bad, it's the middle road kind of book. Not gripping enough to really make me take to the story and its characters, but still a good book that takes not a long time to listen to or read if you do that instead.

The Escape is a so-so book, but I bet if you like the author's previous book will you probably like this one too!

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
‘The Escape’ by CL Taylor fairly gallops along without time to take a deep breath. It is a tale of escape, pursuit, lies, vulnerability, long-hidden secrets and selfishness. At times I didn’t know which character to believe and I didn’t particularly like any of them. I wanted to sit them down at the kitchen table with a mug of tea and a plate of biscuits, and bang their heads together. There appear to be so many lies it is difficult to sift out the truth, which became a little frustrating after a while. In the end, there are many types of escape.
Jo and Max have a toddler daughter Elise. Max, an investigative journalist, has just completed a long-running story which resulted in a conviction, and he is jubilant. Jo, who became agoraphobic after the loss of their first child Henry, lives from day to day, her small world surrounding Elise. Jo feels Max is less sympathetic to her condition than he used to be. Max tries to be patient but is finding it increasingly difficult. Into this fragile world steps Paula, a stranger, who threatens Jo and Elise. The first crack appears as Max doubts Jo’s judgement of the threat. Is she panicking again, exaggerating it, imagining it?
Faced with danger to her child, Jo runs. That is the escape of the title. The agoraphobia which made it a trial to take her daughter to nursery every day fades as, driven by her maternal defence mechanism, she packs Elise into her car and flees to Ireland. Ireland, we know vaguely, is where her mother came from years ago but of which she will not speak. More mystery. As she runs, Jo appears more unbalanced, sees threats on all sides and is forever planning escape routes. But where is the danger actually coming from? Is she seeing clearly, could it be that some of the lies which frighten her are actually the truth? And vice-versa. Is she a reliable witness? The need for flight seems to over-ride all historic connections of love and trust, she runs from the people who try to help her. So, is she misguided, confused? Or correct? And in escaping with Elise, in all good intentions to protect her daughter, is she putting her two-year-old daughter in further danger of her life?
This is a psychological thriller which asks some difficult questions. About how we react to stress, how our judgement of others can be influenced, and when to trust your own deep-seated instincts.
Read more of my book reviews at http://www.sandradanby.com/book-reviews-a-z/ ( )
  Sandradan1 | Dec 18, 2017 |
Great escapist read, popular in the UK ( )
  bhowell | Jun 3, 2017 |
The Escape – A Disturbing and Tense Thriller of the Highest Quality

The Escape is the latest psychological thriller from C.L. Taylor, and once again she delivers a disturbing and tense thriller of the highest quality. From beginning to the end Taylor has the reader feeling the same claustrophobic fears as the victim, her grip is stronger than a vice, that takes you on a massive rollercoaster of a ride before delivering a final knockout.

When Jo Blackmore is approached in the street by a stranger if it would be possible to give her a lift, and when she opens the door she soon wishes she hadn’t. The stranger, Paula, want Jo to pass a message on to her husband to return what he had stolen, and leaves her with a warning about her daughter Elise. Jo panics, and is confused when she arrives at her daughter’s nursery, and seems to be in the first stage of a breakdown.

Max Blakemore, Jo’s husband, is a crime reporter in Bristol and he loves both Jo and Elise deeply, even though at times Jo can be very testing. But Jo has had a rough time, her mental health is not the best, and she is very nervy, and quite testing for any man. He also is recently back at his desk after a time away investigating a dangerous thug who also happened to be a loan shark.

When Jo tells him about Paula, Max denies knowing anything about her or whatever she wants, as he would never put his family in danger of the criminals he investigates. What had begun as threats turned in to a nightmare situation for Jo, she does not know what or who to believe. Slowly a nightmare begins that Jo does not see a way out of, especially when the police and social service become involved, even turning her husband against her.

With nowhere to go, she cannot go to her mother’s as she is caring for her dying father in Chester, she takes matters in to her own hands and heads for Ireland. She may have been born in Ireland, but she left in the dead of night with her mother when she was 8 years old, and can remember very little about her family in Ireland, as they were not spoken of at home.

As her mental health begins to fail, or so it seems, she knows that she needs to fight to protect her daughter, from who she does not know. She is lost and confused and does not know who to trust as the world starts to close in on her. Will anyone believe she is an innocent victim? Will anyone believe she has only ever had the safety of her daughter as a priority? Will Ireland condemn her or be her saviour?

Jo is a conflicting character who at times makes you want to scream at her, but at the same time is how a carer feels to one of their charge if they have mental health problems. So, while you love her on one hand, admire her on another, her problems can make her erratic, problematic; Taylor really has got to grips with the character of someone with mental health problems.

The Escape proves why C.L. Taylor is the best thing to come out of Bristol since the Clifton Suspension Bridge! She is Bristol’s very own psycho queen. ( )
  atticusfinch1048 | Mar 20, 2017 |
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Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss; of the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger's tragedy refuse to subside.

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