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The Taking of Annie Thorne

(2019)
(The Hiding Place)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

"WOW WOW WOW! CJ 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

"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

"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

"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

"With The Hiding Place, CJ Tudor has proven that she is a 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 with a gathering sense of dread, and taken on an addictive, thrilling ride to the very last page." - Aimee Molloy

"Gripping and dark, The Hiding Place descends like its very own mine shaft, getting creepier the further you go. You’ll race to the finish." - Roz Nay

"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

"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 Hiding Place is a must read page-turner!" - Wendy Walker


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March 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: The Taking Of Annie Thorne
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 1-4448-4083-5 / 978-1-4448-4083-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne: 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 0-7181-8745-8 / 978-0-7181-8745-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hiding Place: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 1-5247-6101-X / 978-1-5247-6101-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne: 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 1-4059-3097-7 / 978-1-4059-3097-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Hiding Place
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ISBN: 1-984846-79-5 / 978-1-984846-79-2
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne: 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail
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ISBN: 0-7181-8746-6 / 978-0-7181-8746-0 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hiding Place
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ISBN: 0-385-69010-X / 978-0-385-69010-2 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Taking Of Annie Thorne
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 1-4450-7762-0 / 978-1-4450-7762-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Taking Of Annie Thorne
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 1-4450-7763-9 / 978-1-4450-7763-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hiding Place: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 0-525-52642-0 / 978-0-525-52642-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hiding Place: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hiding Place: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Taking of Annie Thorne: 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Hiding Place: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Crown
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February 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hiding Place: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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