It’s the moment all of our friends across the pond have been waiting for.

Bestselling author C.J. Tudor’s chilling new thriller, The Hiding Place  (The Taking of Annie Thorne in the UK) is published in the US by Penguin Random House / Crown today.

The worst day of his life wasn’t when his sister went missing… it was the day she came back. 

Joe never wanted to return home. After the way things ended with his old gang – betrayal, suicide and murder – he got out and never looked back. 

So why, after all these years, is Joe once again in his hometown, lying through his teeth to get a teaching position at his former school? Is he just there to settle old scores? Is he trying to escape his enemies? Or does it have something to do with the recent killing that has shocked the small village, and the email that simply read: 

I know what really happened to your sister. It’s happening again. 

One thing is for sure, Joe has a very good reason for coming back… Because only Joe knows what really happened all those years ago – and who is to blame…

Heralded by international bestselling author Lee Child, as “fantastic in every way”, The Hiding Place has already captured the imagination of many more:

“Tudor’s 2018 The Chalk Man was a standout mystery novel with a fresh voice and a spooky plot. The Hiding Place is even better.” Washington Post

“Tudor came out swinging with The Chalk Man, but this one puts her firmly on the map. Not to be missed.” Kirkus Reviews

“There were echoes of Pet Sematary in the storyline here… Indeed I think this book gives Stephen King a run for his money.” James Oswald, author of the Detective Inspector Maclean series

“With The Hiding Place, CJ Tudor has proven that she is a true master at creating perfectly dark, highly propulsive, and tightly coiled mysteries that are utterly impossible to put down. From page one, the reader is pulled in, in a gathering sense of dread, and taken on an addictive, thrilling ride to the very last page.” Aimee Molloy, New York Times Bestselling author of The Perfect Mother

Those in the UK will have to wait a while longer to get their hands on the supernatural thriller… it will be published by Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph on 21st February.

C.J. Tudor’s first novel, The Chalk Man was crowned the winner of The Cabot Cove Award at the The Dead Good Reader Awards 2018 and reached No. 6 in the Sunday Times, as well as being an international bestseller too.

It was longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, was shortlisted in the Crime & Thriller Category at the National Book Awards 2018 alongside the likes of Val McDermid, Ian Rankin and Robert Galbraith, was and was shortlisted for the Hebban Thriller Club Award.

Its fans include Stephen King (‘If you like my stuff, you’ll like this’), Val McDermid (‘A labyrinthine tale that kept me guessing right to the end‘) and Ali Land (‘Tense, skilful storytelling and plenty of horror.’).

C. J. Tudor lives in Sussex, England with her partner and young daughter.

Over the years she has worked as a copywriter, television presenter, voiceover artist and dog-walker. She is now thrilled to be able to write full-time, and doesn’t miss chasing wet dogs through muddy fields all that much.