The Taking of Annie Thorne

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Author : C. J. Tudor
Detail : “Some writers have it, and a few do not. C. J. Tudor has it success – The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in each way’ Lee kid

‘Dark, gothic and totally compelling, The Taking of Annie Thorne does a rare combination – an environment of unsettling evil along side richly nuanced characterisation’ J. P. Delaney

‘Deliciously creepy, and written with such talent and fluency it’s arduous to believe this is often solely her second book. so i believe it provides King a last his money’ James Lee Harvey Oswald

The new spine-tingling, sinister adventure story 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 have been searches, appeals. everybody thought the worst. And then, miraculously, when cardinal hours, she came back. however she could not, or would not, say what had happened to her.

Something happened to my sister. i can not justify what. I simply recognize that once she came back, she wasn’t an equivalent. She wasn’t my Annie.

I did not wish to admit, even to myself, that generally i used to be frightened to death of my very own sister.
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‘With reminder Pet Sematary associate degreed an well-rounded aura of creepiness, The Taking of Annie Thorne cements C. J. Tudor’s position as a serious new talent at the dark heart of crime writing. Brilliant.’ Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle

‘Deliciously creepy, impeccably aforethought and laced with each wicked humor and real shocks, The Taking of Annie Thorne is that the reasonably read-under-the-covers adventure story you did not assume folks wrote any longer. Lucky for U.S., C. J. Tudor still will. associate degree absolute corker of a book’ James Whitcomb Riley Sager, big apple Times bestselling author of ultimate ladies and therefore the Last Time I song

‘I blue-eyed it. the standard of her writing meant it absolutely was associate degree absolute pleasure to scan, also as being genuinely terrific. It created my hair stand on end! Genius’ Emma Curtis author of 1 very little Mistake
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Praise for C. J. Tudor . . .

‘If you wish my stuff, you may like this’ author King

‘Wonderfully creepy – sort of a cold blade on the rear of your neck’ Lee kid

‘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 specific”

The Hiding Place : A Novel

Fiction

Author - C. J. Tudor
Publisher - Doubleday Canada
Pages - 320
ISBN - 0385690118


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Detail - The thrilling second novel from the author of The Chalk Man, about a teacher with a hidden agenda who returns to settle scores at a school he once attended, only to uncover a darker secret than he could have imagined. Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang--the betrayal, the suicide, the murder--and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe's sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault. Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with former friends who are none too happy to have him back in town--while avoiding the enemies he's made in the years since--is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to that abandoned mine where it all went wrong and his life changed forever, and finally confronting the shocking, horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn't the day his sister went missing. It was the day she came back. With the same virtuosic command of character and pacing she displayed in The Chalk Man, C.J. Tudor has once again crafted an extraordinary novel that brilliantly blends harrowing psychological suspense, a devilishly puzzling mystery, and enough shocks and thrills to satisfy even the most seasoned reader.

The Hiding Place : A Novel

Fiction

Author - C. J. Tudor
Publisher - Crown
Pages - 304
ISBN - 1524761036


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Detail - “The Hiding Place is terrific in every way.”—Lee Child From the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man comes an unputdownable psychological thriller about a man who returns home to settle old scores—and uncovers a secret darker than he could have imagined. Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang—the betrayal, the suicide—and what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn’t have a choice, not after a chilling email surfaces in his inbox: I know what happened to your sister. It’s happening again . . . Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with onetime friends who aren’t too happy to have him back in town—while avoiding the enemies he’s made in the years since—is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to the abandoned mine where his life changed forever, and finally confronting the horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn’t the day his sister went missing. It was the day she came back.

The Taking of Annie Thorne : 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail

Fiction

Author - C. J. Tudor
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 352
ISBN - 1405930985


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Detail - '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 . . . _______________ One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, after 48 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. _______________ 'Confirms Tudor as Britain's female Stephen King. There is a creeping dread on every page' Daily Mail '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 it's hard to believe this is only her second book. It gives King a run for his money' James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series 'Dark, gothic and utterly compelling' J. P. Delaney, author of Believe Me and The Girl Before 'Deliciously creepy . . . An absolute corker of a book' Riley Sager, bestselling author of 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 _______________ 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

The Burning Girls :

Fiction

Author - C. J. Tudor
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 400
ISBN - 1405939672


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The Other People :

Fiction

Author - C. J. Tudor
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 400
ISBN - 1405939648


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Detail - Pre-order the chilling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man & The Taking of Annie Thorne 'CJ Tudor has done it again. A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner' J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . . Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: 'Daddy.' It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again. Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead. Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe's daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . . 'CJ Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next' Harlan Coben 'A creepy, intense novel that drew me right in and never let go' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife 'A darkly compelling tale of justice, revenge and the darkness lurking at the edges of everyday life - with an utterly propulsive plot that makes it very, very hard to put down' TM Logan, author of The Holiday 'Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness' James Oswald 'Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy. I was hooked from its gripping opening, all the way through its many twist and turns' Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient 'Chilling and utterly gripping. Loved the twists and the well-drawn everyday details. A fantastic new book from the Queen of Creepy' Will Dean, bestselling author of Red Snow Praise for C. J. Tudor: 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail 'Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times

Sanctuary :

Australian fiction

Author - Judy Nunn
Publisher - Random House Australia
Pages - 432
ISBN - 0143783858


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Detail - In Judy Nunn's latest compelling novel, compassion meets bigotry, hatred meets love, and ultimately despair meets hope on the windswept shores of Australia.On a barren island off the coast of Western Australia, a rickety wooden dinghy runs aground. Aboard are nine people who have no idea where they are. Strangers before the violent storm that tore their vessel apart, the instinct to survive has seen them bond during their days adrift on a vast and merciless ocean.Fate has cast them ashore with only one thing in common . . . fear. Rassen the doctor, Massoud the student, the child Hamid and the others all fear for their lives. But in their midst is Jalila, who appears to fear nothing. The beautiful young Yazidi woman is a mystery to them all. While they remain undiscovered on the deserted island, they dare to dream of a new life . . .But forty kilometres away on the mainland lies the tiny fishing port of Shoalhaven. Here everyone knows everyone, and everyone has their place. In Shoalhaven things never change. Until now . . .

The Chalk Man : The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year

Fiction

Author - C. J. Tudor
Publisher - Penguin UK
Pages - 352
ISBN - 1405930969


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Detail - IT WAS ONLY MEANT TO BE A GAME . . . 'WONDERFULLY CREEPY - LIKE A COLD BLADE ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK' LEE CHILD THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD & THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD ____________ None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning. Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own? Was it the terrible accident? Or when they found the first body? ____________ READ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FOR JUST 99p Love C. J. Tudor? Now meet The Burning Girls. Coming January 2021. Available to pre-order now. 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times 'Sent shivers down my spine. Brilliant book from start to finish' 5***** Reader Review 'A must-read' Daily Express 'I couldn't tear myself away' 5***** Reader Review 'There are shades of Stephen King in this very creepy timeslip' Guardian, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'Reality bends into the sinister . . . a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail

The Chalk Man :

Author - C. J. Tudor
Publisher - Seal Books
Pages - 368
ISBN - 9781400026913


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Detail - A riveting and brilliantly plotted psychological suspense, this razor-sharp debut will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending. In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be the same. In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out his other friends got the same messages, they think it could be a prank . . . until one of them turns up dead. That's when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago. Expertly alternating between flashbacks and the present day, The Chalk Man is the very best kind of suspense novel, one where every character is wonderfully fleshed out and compelling, where every mystery has a satisfying payoff, and where the twists will shock even the savviest reader.

The Innocent Wife :

Fiction

Author - Amy Lloyd
Publisher - Hanover Square Press
Pages - 400
ISBN - 9781335140746


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Detail - How do you confront your husband when you don't want to know the truth? Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for murder. Now he's the subject of a true-crime documentary that claims that he has been wrongly convicted. After Samantha becomes obsessed with his case, she begins writing him letters. Won over by his apparent charm, she decides to leave her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release. When Dennis is freed, Samantha should be overjoyed. After all, he's innocent. Isn't he?

Sleep :

Fiction

Author - C.L. Taylor
Publisher - HarperCollins UK
Pages - 368
ISBN - 0008348359


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Detail - ‘Beware! Sleep does not do what it says on the tin: I was awake until the small hours under its dark and twisty spell.’ FIONA BARTON ‘Extremely creepy, atmospheric and twisty.’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS ’Another cracking psychological thriller from C.L. Taylor. Sleep will keep you up all night.’ MARK EDWARDS

Wanderlust :

Fiction

Author - Lauren Blakely
Publisher - Lauren Blakely Books
Pages - 350
ISBN -


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Detail - A charming British hero, the woman who tempts him, and a hands-off arrangement that's oh-so-hard to maintain... My bags are packed and I'm ready to go. All I have to do is board a plane, and I'll be on my way to fulfilling a promise I made long ago. Bonus points -- my last week in Paris looks to be even better when I meet a gorgeous, clever American woman and make plans to take her back to my flat that night. But before we can get together for what would surely be a fantastic final fling, my boss hits me with a double whammy. My previous client didn't pay, so the trip's postponed, and the new client I now desperately need is none other than the tempting American I'm about to take home. Time to keep my hands to myself. And as I do, we get to know each other while we wander the streets of Paris together, where I discover she's witty, kind and has a delicious zest for life. Trouble is, I'm taking off for the other side of the world any day now. What could go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Everything, if one of you is leaving...

Six Stories : A Thriller

Fiction

Author - Matt Wesolowski
Publisher - Orenda Books
Pages - 320
ISBN - 1495627845


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Detail - DIVElusive online journalist Scott King investigates the murder of a teenager at an outward bound centre, in the first episode of the critically acclaimed, international bestselling Six Stories series… For fans of Serial ‘Bold, clever and genuinely chilling with a terrific twist that provides an explosive final punch' Sunday Mirror ‘Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen, whose unsettling tale "The White People" provides an epigraph, will want to check this one out' Publishers Weekly 'A genuine genre-bending debut' Daily Mail 'Wonderfully horrifying … the suspense crackles' James Oswald One body Six stories Which one is true? 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries' mysterious death. And who's to blame… As every interview unveils a new revelation, you'll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth. A chilling, unpredictable and startling thriller, Six Stories is also a classic murder mystery with a modern twist, and a devastating ending. 'Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish' The Big Issue ‘With a unique structure, an ingenious plot and so much suspense you can't put it down, this is the very epitome of a must-read' Heat Magazine ‘A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside' Michael Marshall Smith ‘Original, inventive and brilliantly clever' Fiona Cummins ‘Read Six Stories this weekend & wow! It's a relentless & original work of modern rural noir which beguiles & unnerves in equal measure. Matt Wesolowski is a major talent' Eva Dolan ‘Wonderfully atmospheric. Matt Wesolowski is a skilled storyteller with a unique voice. Definitely one to watch' Mari Hannah ‘The literary equivalent of dark metal – gritty, dark, often shocking, and always exciting. A masterful debut' Kati Hiekkapelto . ‘Six Stories is chilling, beautiful, addictive, dark, haunting and utterly magical' Louise Beech ‘A stunning piece of writing – chock full of atmosphere, human insight and beautiful writing. Take a note of this guy's name. He's going to be huge!' Michael J. Malone ‘A remarkable debut from a fine new fictional voice … this compelling narrative pulls you in from the start and keeps you in its grip to the bitter twisted end. A great book!' Shelley Day ‘For fans of thrills, chills and an up-to-date take on the darker side of society' J.S. Collyer

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