I have the most exciting news: C.J. Tudor, author of the famous and incredibly addictive novel The Chalk Man, is ready with her sophomore novel, that is slated to be released on 21st February, 2019! Now imagine this statement in a high pitch, shakey voice, because I am literally jumping with joy as I type this.
If you are new to the sheer brilliance of C.J. Tudor, read my review of The Chalk Man and you wouldn’t be able to stop yourself from running to the shops and buying everything she ever writes. Without much further ado, let me share with you the cover for my most-awaited book for this year!
“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.”
If this doesn’t give you the chills, I don’t know what would. Not set the bar too high, The Chalk Man, Tudor’s debut novel gathered praises from all corners. Even Stephen King couldn’t stop himself from going gaga over the story and the story-writing. “‘If you like my stuff, you’ll like this”, were Stephen King’s exact words. Sunday Times called it ‘A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending’. You can well imagine how spine-chilling “The Taking of Annie Thorne’ is going to be.
A bit about the Author: C. J. Tudor has always had a love of writing, especially the dark and macabre.
When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert.
Her debut novel The Chalk Man is a creepy, claustrophobic thriller about a group of children who get caught up in a dangerous game. It was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in thirty-nine territories.
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.