C.L. Taylor’s gripping new suspense thriller, Her Last Holidayis published today in UK hardback (HarperCollins). A story about one woman who joins a wellness retreat in order to uncover the truth about what happened to her sister who went missing on the very same programme years ago, this promises to be a thrilling ride, and we cannot wait for readers to get their hands on a copy.

Her Last Holiday is the latest novel from six times Sunday Times bestselling author, C.L. Taylor. Her previous thriller Strangers shot right into the Sunday Times bestseller list during a nationwide lockdown, also reaching #3 on the Amazon charts and #1 on the Apple charts. Before that, her thriller Sleep was also a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. Her books have sold a total of over 1.2 million copies, translated into over twenty languages, optioned for television, and have hit No. 1 spots on Amazon Kindle, Audible, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play. Recently, C.L. Taylor was longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, for a body of work by an established crime writer that has long been popular with borrowers from libraries.

In the run up to publication, this brilliant new thriller has received some wonderful press attention, from this exciting giveaway competition run by the Sun, to the Financial Times’ roundup of ‘the best new crime fiction‘. Her Last Holiday has also recently reviewed in a number of magazines including New magazine, Big Issue North, and it was also included in Her magazine’s list of ‘85 brilliant books that we can’t wait to curl up with in 2021‘. C.L. will also be participating in a conversation with Exeter Library about Her Last Holiday at 7pm on 18th May. Fans can tune in here.

To celebrate the launch, C.L. will be having a live party on her Facebook page at 8pm on 29th April. HarperCollins also released a very special limited edition foiled hardback, which you can pre-order here. Have a look at the stunning edition:

Early readers of Her Last Holiday have had nothing but glowing endorsements to give:

‘Another twisty-turny and unputdownable read from the Queen of psychological thrillers. Her Last Holiday is a chillingly plausible tale of why you should never, ever go on a wellness retreat.’ Susi Holliday

‘An absolute belter of a novel. Cally is the absolute queen of the page turner.’ Elizabeth Haynes

‘An addictive page-turner that kept me reading through the night. Her Last Holiday is tightly plotted, with a cast of intriguing characters – none of whom are quite what they seem. Sure to be a huge hit!’ Lucy Clarke

‘Another corker! Her Last Holiday really doesn’t disappoint. Kept me hooked and kept me guessing.’ Jane Fallon

‘A thrilling, compelling read which delivered a fabulously satisfying ending. Clever, creepy and very intriguing. Loved it!’ Milly Johnson

‘Pure escapism and such a page turner!!’ Debbie Howells

Now, step inside the world of Soul Shrink…

You come to Soul Shrink to be healed. You don’t expect to die. 

Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in Gozo that went terribly wrong.

Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for the deaths of two people. But he has never let on what happened to the third victim: Jenna.

Determined to find out the truth, Fran books herself onto his upcoming retreat – the first since his release – and finds herself face to face with the man who might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance. The only question is, will she escape the retreat alive? Or does someone out there want Jenna’s secrets to stay hidden?

The master of suspense is back. Prepare yourself for the latest heart-in-mouth rollercoaster ride from the Sunday Times bestseller.

A huge congratulations on this very special day C.L., we are so thrilled for you.