The Island by C L Taylor @callytaylor @HQstories #Bookreview #NetGalley #YoungAdultThriller #NewRelease


Welcome to The Island.

Where your worst fears are about to come true…

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island.

But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare.

Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re becoming a reality.

Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret.

Who will make it off the island alive?


The Island


Every year six families had gone on holiday with each other since they had met at anti-natal classes. Some of the now teenagers had siblings. Not. all the families could meet every year, either because of finances or for some, family tragedies. The six families had gone to Thailand this year, but the teenagers had all changed over the years, had their distinctive characters and styles. Each year they became more like strangers to each other.

Jefferson is all about survival skills so for his birthday this year, his parents have hired a private island for the six teens to go to for a week, with an experienced guide too. After playing a campfire game of what their phobias are, their guide becomes very ill and dies. The youngsters are left to fend for themselves with no way to contact the outside world. But things are going to take a dangerous turn. Who else is on the Island?

This is a great YA thriller that will get set your imagination alight trying to work out why mysterious things are happening. The teens have to overcome their worst nightmare situations. The Island is both a beautiful and deadly with the group falling apart with each other. Hormones are on the boil and rational thinking non existent.

The days are ticking down until they will be picked up, that is if they can survive until then. It is a fabulous Y. A. novel.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


C.L. Taylor

C.L. Taylor is an award winning Sunday Times bestselling author of eight gripping psychological thrillers including SLEEP, a Richard and Judy Book Club pick for autumn 2019. Her books are not a series and can be read in any order:


2014 – The Accident
2015 – The Lie
2016 – The Missing
2017 – The Escape
2018 – The Fear
2019 – Sleep
2020 – Strangers
2021 – Her Last Holiday

She has also written standalone two Young Adult thrillers:

The Treatment

The Island

C.L. Taylor’s books have sold in excess of a million copies, been number one on Amazon Kindle, Audible, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play and have been translated into 25 languages and optioned for TV.

SLEEP won the ‘best ebook’ award in the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards. THE ESCAPE won a Dead Good Books award. THE FEAR was shortlisted in the Hearst Big Book Awards in the ‘Pageturner’ category.

C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol in the UK with her partner and son.

TWITTER: @callytaylor

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