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C. J. Tudor

The Taking of Annie Thorne
  • The Taking of Annie Thorne

  • C. J. Tudor

    'Some writers have it, and some don't. C. J. Tudor has it big time - The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child

    'Dark, gothic and utterly compelling, The Taking of Annie Thorne pulls off a rare combination - an atmosphere of unsettling evil along with richly nuanced characterisation' J. P. Delaney

    The new spine-tingling, sinister thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man . . .
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    One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after forty-eight hours, she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her.

    Something happened to my sister. I can't explain what. I just know that when she came back, she wasn't the same. She wasn't my Annie.

    I didn't want to admit, even to myself, that sometimes I was scared to death of my own little sister.

    'With shades of Pet Sematary and an all-round aura of creepiness, The Taking of Annie Thorne cements C. J. Tudor's position as a major new talent at the dark heart of crime writing. Brilliant.' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle

    'Deliciously creepy, impeccably plotted and laced with both wicked humor and genuine shocks, The Taking of Annie Thorne is the kind of read-under-the-covers thriller you didn't think people wrote anymore. Lucky for us, C. J. Tudor still does. An absolute corker of a book' Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied

    'I loved it. The quality of her writing meant it was an absolute pleasure to read, as well as being genuinely terrifying. It made my hair stand on end! Genius' Emma Curtis author of One Little Mistake

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    Praise for C. J. Tudor . . .

    'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King

    'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' Lee Child

    'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times

    'A major new talent' Sunday Mirror

    'A must-read for all horror fans' Daily Express

C. J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and lives in Sussex with her partner and young daughter. Her love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert. Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author. Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller in both hardback and paperback and sold in thirty-nine territories.