Woooahh

I’ve had a great week and great weekend.

It’s interesting how the weather can change your mood. Beautiful sunny days, left me in a better mood. 

All week, I have been commuting to London. I have been getting up at around 6am, and getting home between 7pm-9pm depending on when southern rail decide to give me a train. 

Although I have had a hetic week, I have had extra reading time. I Managed to finish Reading The Missing by C L Taylor. I also had time to buy The Escape by C L Taylor and read it by Sunday. It was really refreshing spending my time reading, rather then somthing mind numbing like scrolling in Facebook.

This week also got me thinking about allocating myself more time to myself. I feel it’s really important to allocated extra time to a hobby for my mental health. I decided I would like to get back into photography. My camera was charged and memory card was inserted by Saturday.

This weekend has been lovely. Friday, was more of a dinner, glass of wine and bed. Until my boyfriend remembered we were supposed to be at a party, we quickly went there for one but honestly thought I was going to fall asleep after my loooooong week. 

Saturday morning, I did some spring cleaning before getting ready to go for a picnic with my best friends and our boyfriends. I met them in Stanmer park, where we ate food, drunk cider and even played rounders. When I arrived home I sat in the garden with my mum and dad soaking up the last of the sun.

Sunday, we took Tony’s younger niece to the park for a picnic. I know two in one week, spoiling myself! After the picnic we stayed at his aunties in the Garden, which escalated to BBQ and drinks.

To wind down from the weekend, I had a long soak in the bath with a glass of wine and read the last chapter of my book. 

The Escape by C L Taylor

Another fabulous book by CL Taylor. After feel very satisfied after reading the Missing by miss Taylor, I went on to buying The Escape. Again, I was so indulged I read it within three days ( even though i was commuting to London all week) 

This story is about a mother who suffers with agoraphobia. Her and her daughter have been threatened. She feels she has no choice but to keep running.
Like her other books, there are lots of characters introduced and you are never sure who to trust. I honestly didn’t know who to trust and when the ending plot was reviled I was shocked. I had some stages where I doubted certain characters and then next I would love them again. 
I have noticed the trend in C L Taylor’s book of the interest of phycology and this is an exciting element. A book written in third person, with someone who is having mental health issues takes you on a brand new type of journey. The book is very well written, and really allows you take on this persons character.  
The daughter is a lovable character, and I was hoping through your the book she would be safe.
This character takes you on an emotional journey of hope, grief and disappointment. 
The book is set in a number of places including Ireland. I loved the little touches, like she was eating “tayto crisps” for me this was something to relate too. 
I felt I was intrigued from the first page to the very last. I felt eager to understand why this was happening to them and the ending was very interesting. 
Once again, I am looking forward to reading her next book.  

The Missing by C.L Taylor

I have read plenty of crime books and plenty of stories about people going missing. They all are generally a guessing a game, who was the murderer? Did someone kidnap the child? Did they just run away? Those are the typical questions I ask myself.

This book has you asking more. Everyone becomes a suspect in the eye of controlling mum.
Being written in third person, allows you to take on the persona of mum. The constant of mention of memories, allow you to relate to all the characters and builds a good foundation of the background. You feel how chaotic mums life is, and how her worries are adding to her stress.
This book covers a aspect of social media and how this can effect teenagers life. It is a aspect that teenagers can perhaps relate to and a aspect that adults will be interested in. It is a style that that I have not until now read in a crime thriller.

There are also other elements of lies, cheat, rebelling and manipulation.

This book was one I could not put down. I went to work wondering why certain people had lied to poor mum, who was just trying find her son.

The last few chapters had me really feeling that the chaos is peaking, i felt like mum like I couldn’t take anymore. Then, bam a massive twisted ended.

I promise you won’t be disappointed.

I recommend this book highly, 5/5. I even tweeted the CL Taylor to thank her for such a great read. I was so looking forward to Reading her next book, that I finished The Missing this morning and I’ve already bought another of her books called “The escape” and reading it on my way home.