Some writers have it, and some don t C J Tudor has it big timeThe Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way Lee Child Confirms Tudor as Britain s female Stephen King There is a creeping dread on every page and, as you start a new chapter, a dark shadow over your shoulder Tudor s punk prose style and her great eye for menace make this a book no one should read at night Daily Mail There is no sign of second album syndrome the mix of grotty provincial realism and amateur cold case sleuthing works just as well here The Sunday Times Dark, gothic and utterly compelling,The Taking of Annie Thorne pulls off a rare combination an atmosphere of unsettling evil along with richly nuanced characterisation J P Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before Tudor sThe Chalk Man was a standout mystery novel with a fresh voice and a spooky plot This is even better Washington Post Shows that her excellent The Chalk Man was no one off in matching Stephen King for creepiness Sunday Express s Bestseller PredictionsFrom the author of The Chalk Man comes an equally creepy story about missing children Woman Home Spine tingling Sunday Post Spine tinglingly good Amy Lloyd, bestselling author of The Innocent Wife The Taking of Annie Thorne deserves every plaudit it receives Richard Armitage, narrator of The Taking of Annie Thorne and star of The Hobbit TERRIFIC IN EVERY WAY LEE CHILDThe spine tingling and sinister new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk ManOne night, Annie disappeared There were searches, appeals Everyone thought the worst And then, afterhours, she came back But she couldn t or wouldn t say what had happened to herSomething happened to my sister I can t explain what I just know that when she came back, she wasn t the sameShe 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 Confirms Tudor as Britain s female Stephen King There is a creeping dread on every page Daily Mail Shows that her excellent The Chalk Man was no one off in matching Stephen King for creepiness Sunday Express s Bestseller Predictions Written with such skill it s hard to believe this is only her second book It gives King a run for his money James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series Dark, gothic and utterly compellingJ P Delaney, author of Believe Me and The Girl Before Deliciously creepyAn absolute corker of a book Riley Sager, bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied Tudor sThe Chalk Man was a standout mystery novel with a fresh voice and a spooky plot This is even better Washington Post