The Gathering

The Gathering

Summary

'An incredibly exciting novel, tightly plotted and brilliantly tense, with an atmosphere you could eat with a spoon' STUART TURTON

'A cracking read and such assured writing. She just gets better and better!' SARAH PINBOROUGH

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WELCOME TO DEADHART. ALASKA. POPULATION 673. LIVING.


In a small Alaskan town, a boy is found with his throat ripped out and the blood drained from his body.


The brutality of the murder of chillingly echoes a killing from twenty-five years ago.


Out-of-state detective Barbara Atkins is brought in to assist the sheriff, Jensen Tucker, who investigated the original case.


However, the inhabitants of Deadhart believe they know who is responsible: one of the nearby vampyr colony who live in an old mining settlement deep in the mountains.


Barbara is under pressure to authorize a cull of the entire colony.


But the evidence doesn’t stack up, people are lying, and the more Barbara and Tucker delve into Deadhart’s history, the darker the secrets they uncover.


As the snow thickens and the nights grow longer, another teenager goes missing and body parts are found.


Time is running out for Barbara and Tucker to find the truth.


Are they hunting a cold-blooded murderer, or a bloodthirsty monster?


And which is more dangerous?


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'Tudor slays with this brilliantly imaginative take on the vampire genre. This genre is tailor made for her. It's as if it’s her own invention. There's nothing she can't turn her hand to. Fangbloodytastic' JOHN MARRS

'CJ Tudor is a genius. The Gathering kept me on the edge of my seat to the very last page. A tour de force!' AVA GLASS



Praise for C. J. Tudor:


'Some writers have it, and some don't. C. J. Tudor has it big time' Lee Child


'C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next' Harlan Coben


'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail


'So menacing and claustrophobic. Ice cold and darkly bloody. I loved it. Bravo, C.J. Tudor, you are the Queen of Horror' Louise Swanson

'A peerless blend of thriller and horror, with darkness and danger pouring from every page. Powered through it in twenty-four hours' Robert Rutherford


'A truly terrifying, ice-cold chiller from the master of macabre. C.J. Tudor should be on everyone's must-read list' Chris Whitaker

Reviews

  • C.J. Tudor is getting better and bolder with every novel, and the bar was pretty high to start with. THE GATHERING is an incredibly exciting novel, tightly plotted and brilliantly tense, with an atmosphere you could eat with a spoon
    STUART TURTON

About the author

C. J. Tudor

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, television presenter and copywriter.

She is now the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man, The Taking of Annie Thorne, The Other People, The Burning Girls and The Drift. All of her books are in development or optioned for TV, and The Burning Girls debuted on Paramount Plus in 2023. She is also the author of a short story collection, A Sliver of Darkness.
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