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C. J. Tudor - Author

About the Author

C. J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham, where she still lives with her partner and young daughter. Her love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert. 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. Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in thirty-nine territories.

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The Other People

The Other People

Author: C. J. Tudor Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

The chilling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man & The Taking of Annie Thorne 'C. J. Tudor has done it again. A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner' J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . . Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: 'Daddy.' It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again. Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead. Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe's daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . . 'CJ Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next' Harlan Coben 'A creepy, intense novel that drew me right in and never let go' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife 'A darkly compelling tale of justice, revenge and the darkness lurking at the edges of everyday life - with an utterly propulsive plot that makes it very, very hard to put down' TM Logan, author of The Holiday 'Hugely enjoyable and deliciously creepy. I was hooked from its gripping opening, all the way through its many twist and turns' Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient 'Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness' James Oswald 'Chilling and utterly gripping. Loved the twists and the well-drawn everyday details. A fantastic new book from the Queen of Creepy' Will Dean, bestselling author of Red Snow Praise for C. J. Tudor: 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail 'Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times 'Utterly magnificent. Such a beautifully weaved and satisfyingly complex tale, with just the right level of spookiness' James Oswald

The Other People

The Other People

Author: C. J. Tudor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

If you loved The Chalk Man and The Taking of Annie Thorne then pre-order C. J. Tudor's chilling new novel now . . . She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . . Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: 'Daddy.' It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again. Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead. Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe's daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . . Pre-order C. J. Tudor's next gripping mystery, The Other People, now. Praise for C. J. Tudor: 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail 'Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times

The Taking of Annie Thorne 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail

The Taking of Annie Thorne 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail

Author: C. J. Tudor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'TERRIFIC IN EVERY WAY' LEE CHILD You won't be able to put down the spine-tingling new novel from the author of The Chalk Man . . . ___________ THEN One night, my little sister went missing. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, she came back. She couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened. But she wasn't the same afterwards. She wasn't my Annie. Because sometimes my own little sister scared me to death . . . NOW The email arrives in my inbox: I know what happened to your sister. It's happening again . . . _______________ '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 '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 compelling' J. P. Delaney, author of Believe Me 'Deliciously creepy . . . An absolute corker of a book' Riley Sager, bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied

The Taking of Annie Thorne 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail

The Taking of Annie Thorne 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail

Author: C. J. Tudor Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

'Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child The spine-tingling, sinister thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man . . . _______________ Then . . . 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. Now. . . The email arrived in my inbox two months ago. I almost deleted it straight away, but then I clicked OPEN: I know what happened to your sister. It's happening again . . . _______________ '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 2019 '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 compelling' J. P. Delaney, author of Believe Me and The Girl Before 'Deliciously creepy . . . An absolute corker of a book' Riley Sager, bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied 'I loved everything about this book' Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie 'Tudor's 2018 The Chalk Man was a standout mystery novel with a fresh voice and a spooky plot. This is even better' Washington Post _______________ Praise for C. J. Tudor . . . 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' Lee Child 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times 'A must-read for all horror fans' Daily Express

The Taking of Annie Thorne 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail

The Taking of Annie Thorne 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail

Author: C. J. Tudor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

The haunting new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man 'It's not the dead you need to be scared of, love. It's the living' It arrived in my inbox just over a month ago. Surprising really that it didn't get shunted straight into junk. Sender: MSG@hotmail.com Subject: Annie 'I know what happened to your sister. It's happening again.' Because when my sister was eight years old, she disappeared. At the time, I thought it was the worst thing that could ever happen. And then she came back . . . PREORDER the next spine-tingling, sinister thriller from THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING author of The Chalk Man. Praise for The Chalk Man: 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' STEPHEN KING 'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' LEE CHILD 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times 'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail '[I] haven't had a sleepless night due to a book in a long time. The Chalk Man changed that' FIONA BARTON, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child

Chalk Man

Chalk Man

Author: C. J. Tudor Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor, read by Andrew Scott and Asa Butterfield. None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning. Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own? Was it the terrible accident? Or when they found the first body? If you like my stuff, youll like this STEPHEN KING

The Chalk Man The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year

The Chalk Man The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year

Author: C. J. Tudor Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD . . . A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' STEPHEN KING 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times ________________ You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or someone is watching you. It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran - the Chalk Man. He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body. Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure. Is history going to repeat itself? Was it ever really over? Will this game only end in the same way? ________________ '[I] haven't had a sleepless night due to a book in a long time. The Chalk Man changed that' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child 'Completely engrossing. Reminiscent of those unsettling Stephen King stories of childhood' John Boyne author of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas 'A must-read' Daily Express 'Deliciously creepy with a side order of Eighties nostalgia' Good Housekeeping 'Plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small-town-life in the 1980s . . . a riveting read' Guardian 'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail 'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' LEE CHILD 'It's a very clever story - you'll love it!' Joanna Cannon 'Unsettling, taut and skillfully plotted, The Chalk Man grabbed me by the throat from the very first sentence and didn't let go until the final, heart-stopping page' Nuala Ellwood, author of The Day of the Accident Now in chilling audio, narrated by the acclaimed actor ANDREW SCOTT, known for his roles in Spectre and Sherlock. ASA BUTTERFIELD known for Hugo and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas also stars as twelve-year-old Eddie.

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