Good book Be cautious This book and The Hiding Place are the same book byCJTudorJust different Publishers I was really disappointed I enjoyed this book almost as much as the Chalk Man It was uick paced It kept me on the edge of my seat especially the part of how the accident happened and AnnieI will definitely be reading from this author After reading The Chalkman by Tudor last year which by the way was my favourite book of 2018 I Was Ecstatic When I Found Out She ecstatic when I found out she releasing another book this year so much so I d had the book on preorder for my kindle since last JulyCould this book be as Good As The Chalkman Well as The Chalkman well me tell you now it s surpassed even my expectations Below is my overview of this book and I can tell you now it s not easy to review her books as you really do not want to ive any of the plot awayThe book launches with a fantastic prologue which for me sets the scene for the rest of the book and even at that point so early on I knew I would be in for one hell of a roller coaster read The prologue is very dark What Was Lost gory and not for the faint heartedJoe Thorne forty years old returns back to the mining village of Arnhill in Nottingham where herew up a Go-Go-Go! gambler heavy drinker and running away from his debts he is back to take a job as a teacher in his once local secondary school Arnhill AcademyJoe has received an anonymous email telling him I know what happened to your sister it s happening again Joe was alwaysoing to return as he needed to put the past to restTwenty five years ago Joes sister Annie Somato Respiratory Integration Workbook goes missing for forty eight hours she returns unable to explain her absence but what returns certainly looks like his sister but something in Annie had changedThe character Joe is likeable in some ways he s not aood Reine Mädchensache guy nor is he a baduy but Joe definitely has a secretArnhill has a past a creepy one at that once a mining village it s now a community on the decline after the mine shut there has always been rumours about the mine being haunted but most people just believe they are just rumours or are they This book like its predecessor had me on the edge of my seat shouting out at times too when I thought I d solved the mystery just when I thought I had bump there was another twist All the characters in the book have a past that isn t always a nice one either some just want answers It s prologue and epilogue are purely chilling and these alone as well as various other parts of the book had that spine tingling hairs standing up on the back of your neck feelingThroughout the book there is the creepy lurking feeling of dread things hiding in shadows chittering and skittering noises love those descriptions The book builds layer upon layer all set around finding out what really happened to AnnieCJ Tudor this week has been uoted as being Britain s female answer to Stephen King What an accolade but looking back we haven t had that many Animal Babies good female Horror writers for me she s the best yet some people describe her books as mystery horror books and for the most I agree but as my partner said maybe there should be a cryptic horrorenre where these books would fit in The Chalkman was Tudors debut book and was very Offenders and Detainees good since then her writing hasrown in confidence and this shines through in The Taking of Annie Thorne Her writing is in a simple style that doesn t confuse you even though there are uite a number of characters and twists you never lose sight of anything in the story She hooks you into the story from the beginning and doesn. Please Read Notes Brand New International Softcover Edition Printed in black and white pages mi.
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Best known novels I won t say which one because if you ve read it this would be a serious spoiler but I will say that what felt like homage in The Chalk Man feels as if it s edging into fanfiction in The Taking Of Annie Thorne There were so many other things that Tudor could have had happen to Annie during her disappearance than the explanation that s iven and the book would have been effective tooA lot of the dialogue is contrived with too much self conscious wisecracking and clumsily executed sarcasm that s never actually particularly witty I also just Couldn T Engage With The Crime Related t engage with the crime related of this book in which Joe is entangled with a sinister angland figure to whom he owes a substantial amount of money I don t think it s particularly well executed and it jars with the rest of the bookWhile I didn t find Joe Thorne remotely likeable I didn t need to in order to care about what happened to him He s a selectively unreliable narrator of course and his choices are consistently poor both in childhood and as an adult but I found him interesting in particularly his relationship with his little sister is somewhat ambiguous in its intensity The horror elements of the novel are while derivative than I d have liked also very effective and the multiple twists towards the end of the book were liked also very effective and the multiple twists towards the end of the book were something I saw comingThe Chalk Man is a much accomplished and subtle work so much so that it makes me wonder if The Taking of Annie Thorne was actually written first overall I was disappointed All that said I ll certainly look out for CJ Tudor s third novel and I m sure she ll make a return to form I read this in a heartbeat My God Tudor s writing is just pure entertainment Witty dark and funny all at the same time It s amazing how she s able write a male character so well Joe s personality his ideals sense of humor and hilarious remarks are very particular and it seemed like his narrative could have only been written by the protagonist himselfThe mystery ot my attention immediately and even though we already new what was happening fairly early in the book the writing and a few surprises had me happily ripped up until the endI wasn t expecting a supernatural story AT ALL but I was enjoying the book so much I didn t even care Bring me that horror story that s fineI loved The Chalk Man I adored this one and I m so ready for Tudor s next book What a ripoff Enjoyed The Hiding Place so just had Annie Thorne delivered It s the SAME book just different titles WHY Thought it was a preuel to The Hiding Place There s an idea write about what happened to Annie while she was missing That could be all kinds of creepy I didn t realize until I purchased this book was that I had already read the book I was actually Dead-End Road Mysteries getting the UK versionoh wellso instead of returning the book I donated it to a book drop off sponsored by my local public libraryget a book drop off a bookso it was actually a win win situtation Having thoroughly enjoyed C J Tudor s Chalk Men I preordered her two forthcoming novels The Hiding Place and The Taking of Annie Thorne They both arrived but imagine my disappointment and anger when I discovered that they are EXACTLY the same book This is in my opinion completely unacceptable I Enjoyed this book it was well written and hadood suspense however the plot was far too similar to Pet Semetary by Stephen King so there wasn t much originality in my opinion I was uite disappointed because the summary really intrigued me Would not recommen. Ontents and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition Fast delivery through DHLFedEx express. T stop till the very last page of her bookI
already want towant to this book again and look forward to the paperback copy coming out in July this year Tudor has left me once again with a huge reading hangover as she did with The Chalkman but in a ood way for me she s right up in my top five of my favourite authors of all timeI d love to see either of her books made into a film and do I think she s the next female Stephen King Not at all she s a horror writer that is much better in many ways than him even though as an older teenager and into my twenties he was my favourite author I SOON LOST INTEREST IN HIS soon lost interest in his books For me she is the new horror writer of this century and I m looking forward to reading The Other People which is due out next FebruaryI have ave this 55 on Goodreads and would have Valors Measure gone stars if I d been allowedWell done C J Tudor and I m looking forward to her thoughts on my review For me this book started really well if a littleruesome however by the end of the book I was uite honestly lad to finish it It became far fetched I thought and unbelievable and ended with too many unanswered uestions for me What exactly happened to Annie in the pit and what was behind the deaths of Julia and Ben
the beginning It just didn t flow for me and as for who turned out to be Fat What was the point Unnecessary as it wasn t as though this was a mystery that had been eating away at you anyway so needless Weak I thought in what was a really promising start LIVED THIS BOOKBE WARNED ITS THE EXACT SANE AS THE HIDING PLACE BY HERso disappointed thought it was a new book by this author Exact same story as the hiding place with changed title I really loved this book so much I read it 2 times I could not put it down I am waiting for the next book by this author so I can continue reading books Unlikeable characters Lacking in plot structure Was taken in by the hype I do not recommend The Taking Of Annie Thorne published in the US under the title The Hiding Place is CJ Tudor s second novel Her horror tinged psychological thriller The Chalk Man was one of my favourite reads of 2018 and was widely praised even carrying an endorsement from Stephen King who saw in it echoes of his own workThe Taking Of Annie Thorne is really horror than thriller Joe Thorne a teacher with a shady past returns to the Nottinghamshire mining village in which he rew up to take a job at his former secondary school He s short of money for reasons later revealed and decides to rent a cottage that nobody else will touch primarily because it s the site of a recent horrifically Tni Tata Dunia Baru Sistem Pertahanan gruesome murder suicide carried out by the very teacher whose old job he s filling Arnhill like so many villages all but destroyed by pit closures under the Thatcherovernment is a miserable place with a وصف الاستعباد في مملكة فاس - مذكرات أسير سويدي على عهد السلطان مولاي عبد الله general air of insularity and neglect and when Joe wasrowing up there also the scene of an appalling family tragedy involving the disappearance of his little sister an unsolved mystery which tore the Thorne family apart Which raises the obvious uestion if Arnhill holds nothing but bad memories why has Joe decided to to o back there What unfolds is a dark horror story with several twists but in contrast to The Chalk Man The Taking Of Annie Thorne feels like a fairly formulaic tale If you saw scenes and characters inspired by Stephen King s work in The Chalk Man you ll see a major plot element in The Taking Of Annie Thorne which is all but identical to the entire premise of one of King Nor self wear on the cover or pages Sale restriction may be printed on the book but Book name .at the beginning It just didn t flow for me and as for who turned out to be Fat