Book Review for THE HIDING PLACE by C.J. Tudor
THE HIDING PLACE by C.J. Tudor
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A chillingly suspenseful novel bringing together the elements of the supernatural story and a great crime novel.
If you are looking for a darkly addictive read, look no further than THE HIDING PLACE. Tudor shocks, tantalizes, and will freak you out in this sophomore novel. Part horror story, part crime novel, and part ghostly tale, I loved every page of this book.
Here is what I love about Tudor’s writing. There is this element of foreboding and waiting for the other shoe to drop which permeates the story. Nothing is ever quite as it seems. Because of this, the flow and pace of the book move really well. It is downright addictive.
Ladies and gentleman, this book is amazing. If you haven’t read the author, I highly recommend her. She doesn’t hold back on the thrills or the action, but still maintains a solid plot with a satisfying conclusion. Read this book…trust me.
PS. For those of you audio book lovers, both of Tudor’s books are available to listen to. The narration is great and you don’t lose out on any of the creepiness.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
The thrilling second novel from the author of The Chalk Man, about a teacher with a hidden agenda who returns to settle scores at a school he once attended, only to uncover a darker secret than he could have imagined.
Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang--the betrayal, the suicide, the murder--and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn't have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe's sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault.
Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with former friends who are none too happy to have him back in town--while avoiding the enemies he's made in the years since--is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to that abandoned mine where it all went wrong and his life changed forever, and finally confronting the shocking, horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn't the day his sister went missing.
It was the day she came back.
With the same virtuosic command of character and pacing she displayed in The Chalk Man, C. J. Tudor has once again crafted an extraordinary novel that brilliantly blends harrowing psychological suspense, a devilishly puzzling mystery, and enough shocks and thrills to satisfy even the most seasoned reader.
About the Author: C. J. TUDOR is the author of The Chalk Man, and lives in Nottingham, England, with her partner and three-year-old daughter. Over the years she has worked as a copywriter, television presenter, voice-over, 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.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Crown (February 5, 2019)
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