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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 C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child

    The new spine-tingling, sinister thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man . . .
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    Then . . .

    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.

    Now. . .

    The email arrived in my inbox two months ago. I almost deleted it straight away, but then I clicked OPEN:

    I know what happened to your sister. It's happening again . . .
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    'Shows that her excellent The Chalk Man was no one-off in matching Stephen King for creepiness' Sunday Express's Bestseller Predictions 2019

    'Written with such skill and fluency it's hard to believe this is only her second book. Indeed I think it gives King a run for his money' James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series

    '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, author of Believe Me and The Girl Before

    'Deliciously creepy, impeccably plotted and laced with both wicked humor and genuine shocks, this 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, bestselling author of Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied

    'Tudor's 2018 The Chalk Man was a standout mystery novel with a fresh voice and a spooky plot. This is even better' Washington Post

    'Creepy' Women & Home
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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 must-read for all horror fans' Daily Express

C. J. Tudor's 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 and has sold in over forty countries. The Taking of Annie Thorne is her second novel. Twitter @CJTudor Facebook @CJTudorOfficial