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Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor!
Thanks so much to Jenny for organising the tour, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops!
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.
I was so excited to get to read The Taking of Annie Thorne as I absolutely loved The Chalk Man. As soon as I started reading, Tudor reminded me exactly why I love her writing so much and proved once again that she’s the queen of the riveting opening chapter. (And as a matter of fact a riveting entire book)
I was completely frozen to the spot while I was reading this and it moved along at exactly the right pace, meaning that I finished it in just one day!
Tudor’s writing style is so addictive and it really gets under your skin, gradually building up a sense of foreboding that consumes your thoughts so that all you can focus on is what is happening in front of your eyes, gripped even harder by the creepy and sinister edge that runs through the plot.
Without giving too much away about the ending, I thought that the final twist was brilliant and unexpected and the epilogue was haunting and so, so chilling.
Overall, I’m giving The Taking of Annie Thorne 4.5 out of 5. It’s haunting, creepy and quite simply spellbinding. I already can’t wait for C.J. Tudor’s next book!
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About the Author
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.
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