The Taking of Annie Thorne (Paperback)C. J. Tudor (author)
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Proving those Stephen King comparisons justified, the latest spine-tingler from CJ Tudor is a jet-black thriller that probes our darkest fears about family and childhood in the creepiest manner imaginable. Utterly compulsive and best read with the lights off.
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.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
'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
'C. J. Tudor has proven that she is the true master at creating perfectly dark, highly propulsive, and tightly coiled mysteries that are utterly impossible to put down. From page one, the reader is pulled in, in a gathering sense of dread, and taken on an addictive, thrilling ride to the very last page.' - Aimee Molloy, author of The Perfect Mother
'Delicious in every way. A deliciously creepy story, deliciously told. Storytelling like a siren's song: your hair will prickle and stand on end but you won't be able to tear your eyes from the page. If you like Tana French, you will love, love, love C. J. Tudor.' - Alma Katsu
'Gripping and dark, The Taking of Annie Thorne descends like its very own mine shaft, getting creepier the further you go. You'll race to the finish.' - Roz Nay author of Our Little Secret
'Razor-sharp writing and masterful plotting drive this dark story about a small town, buried secrets, and ghosts from the past. Witty and compelling all at once, The Taking of Annie Thorne is a must read page-turner.' - Wendy Walker bestselling author of All is Not Forgotten
'WOW WOW WOW! C. J. Tudor's follow-up to her impressive debut is superbly chilling and delightfully creepy. Smartly written and brilliantly plotted, here is a book that crawls under your skin and hooks on until you reach that jaw-dropping ending.' - C. J. Cooke, author of I Know My Name
'C. J. Tudor nails it again with this clever, disturbing novel where the scars of an old mining community are opened by a slash of cold murder. From the shocking opening to the explosive finale, The Taking of Annie Thorne is a chilling page-turner that will leave you checking the locks at night. Brilliant.' - Olivia Kiernan, author of Too Close to Breathe
'Dark and creeping and utterly unpredictable, The Taking of Annie Thorne is another triumph of a novel by C J Tudor. With its compelling characters and witty writing, it grips from the very first page.' - Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl
'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. Her characters are compelling, the village of Arnhill as atmospheric as its abandoned pit, and she possesses that rare ability to keep the reader turning the pages, desperate to discover what happens next. 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, 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
'C. J. Tudor writes evil with aplomb - The Taking of Annie Thorne reveals how evil casts its resonance through places, people and our shared past. This book lingers with you long after the lights go out.' - Matt Wesolowski, author of Six Stories
'I rattled through The Taking of Annie Thorbe by C. J. Tudor - it reads like a Stephen King novel, and I can't think of a higher compliment than that!' - Simon Lelic
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“Five stars not enough for this author”
Loved The Chalk Man, and absolutely love The Taking of Annie Thorne just as much.
C. J Tudor has again written a book that absorbs you into the past and present of the characters.
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“A creepy and atmospheric supernatural mystery tale.”
I must admit that I have never read C. J. Tudor's previous book The Chalk Man so I was not aware of the quality of her writing. From the opening horrifying sequence to the last spine chilling page I was... More
“Just a Brilliant Book !”
This is the second book I have read by CJ Tudor ,I loved The Chalk Man and The Taking Of Annie Thorne in my opinion is even better .This is a terrifying,creepy thriller..Joe Thorne who grew up in the old mining... More
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