eARC Book Review: The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor

The Taking Of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor


Format: Advance Digital Review copy

Source: NetGalley

Publisher: Michael Joseph

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

Publication Date: 21st February 2019

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“When Joe Thorne was fifteen, his little sister, Annie, disappeared. At the time, Joe thought it was the worst thing in the world that could ever happen. And then she came back.

Now Joe has returned to the village where he grew up, to work as a teacher at the failing Arnhill Academy. Not an act of altruism, but desperation. Joe has bad debts – and bad people – he needs to escape. He also has an anonymous email: I know what happened to your sister. It’s happening again.
But coming back to the place he grew up, means facing the people he grew up with, and the things they did. Five friends: Joe, Stephen Hurst, Marie Gibson, Nick Fletcher and Chris Manning. They were the five who were there that night. Something they haven’t spoken about in 25 years.
Coming back means opening old wounds, and confronting old enemies and Joe is about to discover that places, like people, have secrets. The deeper you go, the darker they get.
And sometimes, you should never come back.”


My Thoughts & Review

C.J. Tudor does it again!!! Loved her debut book The Chalk Man and now this one.

I was addicted from the first page. I thought it has a great combination of both a phycological thriller and horror that sent chills down my spine while reading. Just what I like in a book like this.

I thought the whole book was brilliantly written. I loved the characters they were really interesting and you don’t know who to trust. The character Joe was my favourite. We learn about Joe’s past, his sisters disappearance and what his present situation.

Once again like The Chalk Man this one is full of twists and turns the ending of this book was brilliant.

Overall, a fantastic read where I couldn’t personally find a fault in this book. If you’re looking for a well written, interesting fast paced plot then this is the book for you. I highly recommend this book.

I can’t wait to read C.J. Tudor’s next book, when it comes out. She’s fast becoming one of my favorite authors.

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin UK – Michael Joseph for my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.

Note: In the U.S this book is called The Hiding Place.

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Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!


*Book cover picture taken from Goodreads


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