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  • Published: 16 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241486276
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $34.99

The Gathering

The bestselling Queen of Horror turns her hand to VAMPIRES...

A small Alaskan town.
A brutal murder.
Echoes of a killing twenty-five years ago.
An out-of-state detective brought in to assist the sheriff who investigated the original case.
But as the snow thickens and the nights grow longer…are they hunting a twisted psychopath or something even more terrifying?

  • Published: 16 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241486276
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

C. J. Tudor

C. J. Tudor's 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.

C. J. Tudor's first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in over forty countries. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was also
a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel, The Other People. All three books are in development for TV. Her fourth novel, The Burning Girls, was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and has been adapted for television by award-winning screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt (creator of The Bridge and Marcella). It will debut on Paramount Plus in 2023. The Drift is her fifth novel and has also been optioned for the screen. C.J. Tudor is also the author of A Sliver of Darkness, a collection of short stories.

She lives in Sussex with her family.

Twitter @CJTudor

Facebook @CJTudorOfficial

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Praise for The Gathering



The wildest thriller of the year. Buckle up


A truly terrifying, ice-cold chiller from the master of macabre. C.J. Tudor should be on everyone's must-read list


Some writers have it, and some don't. C. J. Tudor has it big time


A runaway train of a book


C.J. Tudor is getting better and bolder with every novel, and the bar was pretty high to start with. THE GATHERING is an incredibly exciting novel, tightly plotted and brilliantly tense, with an atmosphere you could eat with a spoon


CJ Tudor is a genius. The Gathering kept me on the edge of my seat to the very last page. A tour de force!


A crime thriller with a vampiric twist. What a cracking read and such assured writing. She just gets better and better!


A peerless blend of thriller and horror, with darkness and danger pouring from every page. Cuts right to the heart of the evil some are capable of, and the consequences that come crashing down. Powered through it in twenty-four hours


So menacing and claustrophobic. Ice cold and darkly bloody. I loved it. Bravo, C.J. Tudor, you are the Queen of Horror


My first vampire book but it definitely won't be my last! Really enjoyed The Gathering, a chilling and claustrophobic story set in the snowy wilderness of Alaska


Tudor slays with this brilliantly imaginative take on the vampire genre. This genre is tailor made for her. It's as if it’s her own invention. There's nothing she can't turn her hand to. Fangbloodytastic