It was published in hardback in the UK as The Taking of Annie Thorne by Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph (February 2019).
The Hiding Place is about a man who returns home to settle old scores – and uncovers a secret darker than he could have imagined.
Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang – the betrayal, the suicide – and what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn’t have a choice, not after a chilling email surfaces in his inbox: I know what happened to your sister. It’s happening again…
Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with onetime friends who aren’t too happy to have him back in town – while avoiding the enemies he’s made in the years since – is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to the abandoned mine where his life changed forever, and finally confronting the horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn’t the day his sister went missing…
It was the day she came back.
“The Hiding Place is terrific in every way.” – Lee Child
C.J. Tudor is the author of The Hiding Place, which ranked in the Top 20 of Amazon’s Horror and Suspense category, and was No. 1 across three categories: the Classic Horror category, the Horror Fiction Classics category and the Horror Thrillers. It was also included in the Library Journal’s “essential mysteries & thrillers of 2019” roundup.
C.J. Tudor also wrote The Chalk Man, which won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel and the Strand Magazine Award for Best Debut Novel. Her third novel, The Other People, will be published on 23rd January 2020.