Dust jacket illustration by Francois Vaillancourt.
About the Book:
Joe was just a teenager when his kid sister Annie went missing. He’d been hanging out with a troubled group of friends in his hometown of Arnhill, exploring a supposedly haunted abandoned mine when she disappeared for 48 hours. But the thing is, Annie came back--she just wasn’t the same girl. And his sister was only one of the group’s casualties.
Joe left Arnhill with no desire to return. But somehow, he always knew he’d be back. When he receives a mysterious message that implies what happened to his sister may be happening again, he bluffs his way into a teaching job at the local high school and begins to investigate. The first lead? A recent-murder suicide in which a mother brutally killed her young son and wrote three chilling words in blood on the wall: Not my son.
A riveting follow-up to her acclaimed debut The Chalk Man, C.J. Tudor’s The Hiding Place (published as The Taking of Annie Thorne in the U.K.) is a story in which letting old secrets stay buried results in mind-bending, pulse-pounding thrills.
Our edition will feature an original introduction by the author, as well as an alternate ending.
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase
Limited: 300 signed numbered hardcover copies
From Publishers Weekly:
“Forty-year-old teacher Joseph Thorne, the narrator of this devastating thriller from British author Tudor (The Chalk Man), moves home to Arnhill, takes a job at his old school, and rents the cottage where a woman recently murdered her 11-year-old son before committing suicide… Joe’s dark humor may balance the grim plot, but the epilogue is the stuff of nightmares. Tudor casts a searing light on the long-term damage wrought by grief, guilt, and regret.”
- François Vaillancourt
- C. J. Tudor
- Deluxe Limited
- United States
- In Print