Our Sunday Times bestselling author C.L. Taylor has received excellent pre-publication praise for her latest psychological thriller.


The Missing will be published by HarperCollins / Avon on 7th April 2016.  The launch will be supported by all major retailers across the UK, and there is an exclusive website dedicated to the book.


The Missing has a delicious sense of foreboding from the first page, luring us into the heart of a family with terrible secrets and making us wait, with pounding hearts for the final, agonizing twist. Loved it.” Fiona Barton

“No one does broken families and friendships like Cally Taylor and her new one is no exception. The Missing is shot through with the poison of family secrets and lies (and ties).” Sarah Hilary

“Another winner from the hugely talented CL Taylor. The Missing is clever, twisty and a joy to read. The ending took my breath away.” Mark Edwards

C L Taylor is a master of her craft. The Missing is an immaculately written and addictive read, which kept me guessing all the way through to the brilliant end. This story… had me gripped, unsettled, wrong-footed and ultimately hugely satisfied. Another sure-fire hit.” Amanda Jennings

“The Missing is twisty, dark and absolutely compelling. A sure-fire hit! Miranda Dickinson

The Missing haunted me for days after turning the last page.” Milly Johnson,

“I was grabbed by this book from the first page and read the ending with an open mouth. I wish I could unread it so that I could go back and discover it again. Brilliant!”  Angela Marsons

“As with all her books, C L Taylor delivers real pace, and it’s a story that keeps calling the reader back – so much so that I read it from cover to cover in one day.” Rachel Abbott

“Secrets and lies within a family can be devious as well as heartbreaking. The Missing explores these themes brilliantly – a dark and gripping read that engrossed me from start to finish.’ Mel Sherratt

“Utterly compulsive reading” Marnie Riches

“WOW.  Her best one yet! Absolutely could not put it down – brilliant! I kept ignoring my kids on Mothers Day because I couldn’t stop reading!” Lucy Diamond

“An emotionally charged and heartbreaking read, C.L. Taylor is fast becoming the Queen of the dark domestic drama.” S. J. I. Holliday

“Stunning! Her best yet.” Louise Douglas

“C.L. Taylor is the Queen of Just-One-More-Chapter Lit. I devoured this compelling novel about the secrets and lies at the dark heart of family life…A gripping, compelling tale about the dark side of family life. I devoured it!”  Tammy Cohen

“What a read! I absolutely loved it. It is dark, twisty and utterly, utterly gripping…I raced through the novel – yet also didn’t want it to end…My favourite of yours yet.” Lucy Clarke

“Dark, utterly gripping and had me ripping through the pages.” Jenny Blackhurst