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The spine-tingling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author ofThe Chalk Man.

One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after forty-eight hours, she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her.

Something happened to my sister. I can't explain what. I just know that when she came back, she wasn't the same. She wasn't my Annie.

I didn't want to admit, even to myself, that sometimes I was scared to death of my own little sister.

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Stephen King

A labyrinthine tale that kept me guessing right to the end

Val McDermid

A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending

Sunday Times

Utterly hypnotic . . . A dark star is born

A. J. Finn

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781405930970

    September 17, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780718187460

    March 5, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    352 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9780718187453

    February 21, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    352 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • The Taking of Annie Thorne
    C.J. Tudor

    EBook

    9781405930987

    February 21, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Prologue

Even before stepping into the cottage, Gary knows that this is bad.

It’s the sickly-sweet smell drifting out through the open door; the flies buzzing around the sticky, hot hallway and, if that isn’t a dead giveaway that something about this house is not right, not right in the worst possible way, then the silence confirms it.

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