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A brief guide to... CJ Tudor

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Introducing the twisted thrillers to date from the author of The Chalk Man.

CJ Tudor burst onto the crime and thriller scene with her 2018 novel The Chalk Man, which won the International Thriller Writers award for Best First Novel and the Strand Magazine Award for Best Debut Novel. Over the years she has worked as a copywriter, television presenter, voice-over artist, and dog walker. Even though she's now able to write full-time, she doesn’t miss chasing wet dogs through muddy fields all that much. Here's a quick introduction to Tudor's novels to date.

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The Burning Girls

Reverend Jack Brooks is looking for a fresh start. Chapel Croft appears the perfect place, but the village has a dark and dangerous history – and the ghosts of its past refuse to stay buried.

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CJ Tudor novels

The Chalk Man

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?

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The Taking of Annie Thorne

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...

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The Other People

Driving home one night, Gabe sees the face of a little girl he knows in the rear window of the car in front. She mouths one word - 'Daddy'. He never sees his five-year-old daughter, Izzy, again. The police believe she's dead. But three years later, Gabe still drives the roads, searching for the car that took Izzy, never giving up hope...

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The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

THE CHALK MAN is a riveting and relentlessly psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry.

The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor

One night, Annie went missing.

C J Tudor | On The Chalk Man

C J Tudor introduces her debut novel, The Chalk Man, which publishes on 11 January 2018.