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EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE

C.L. TAYLOR

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Alex, Lucy, River and Bridget.


Four people with one thing in common: they are all being stalked. Their lives are filled with daily terror. Always watching. Always waiting. And never knowing what – or who – is hiding in the shadows.


But this group of four used to be five, until the terrible day their friend Nat was followed home by her stalker…


Coming together for Nat’s funeral, they are handed a wreath saying RIP. However, this isn’t a wreath in memory of Nat – it’s for them, with a card dated in ten days’ time.


It’s a clear message: in ten days, one of them will die. And the only way to stop the killer is to get closer than they ever dared to their stalkers. The very people who want them dead…


MY REVIEW

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Every Move You Make is my 6th read from C.L Taylor, and they have mostly been 4 or 5 star reads so far, so I was excited to get started on her latest novel. Every Move You Make deals with the sinister topic of stalking – when their friend Natalie is killed by her stalker, friends in a stalking support group decide that it’s time to strike back.


The book is told from the perspectives of four of the friends in the group – Alexandra, River, Bridget and Lucy, and the narrative alternates between them by chapter. Each member of the group has their own stalker and backstory to get to know as well so there’s 8 people to get your head around. This isn’t helped by the fact they each focus on another person’s stalker and so some of the perspectives got quite similar and muddled in the middle.


I found the early chapters in particular to be very creepy – the idea of someone following you home or being threatened by someone you let into your life is a genuine fear and something which does affect a lot of people in the UK. CL Taylor writes in her author’s notes that she has personal experience of this, something which really shines through in the realistic feel of the narrative.


I did find some of the plot points to be a bit too convenient though and I wasn’t as impressed with the conclusion (one scene in particular, as someone who works backstage in the theatre industry, annoyed me!). It was a gripping read though which kept me hooked throughout and had me doubting all of the characters by the end.


Overall, Every Move you Make is a sinister read about an important topic. Thank you to NetGalley & Avon Books UK for the chance to read the ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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