C. J. Tudor 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. It sold in over forty countries and will be adapted for the screen in a new six-part BBC series. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was also a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel The Other People. Her highly anticipated fourth novel The Burning Girls was released in 2021 to rave reviews, with The Times listing it as one of the best crimes novels for January 2021. Her latest book The Drift was published in February 2023 and was an Observer Thriller of the Month, featured in the Guardian’s ‘best recent crime and thriller’ roundup, and was listed in Apple Books Best of the Month.