The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor || Book Review

I can’t say what drew me to the book originally, it may have been the cover (I mean, it’s pretty awesome) or it may have been the title (again, it’s pretty awesome) or it could’ve been the perfect combination of the two.

I’m so glad I decided to read it because I damn well LOVED it! I was hooked from the first chapter and I almost couldn’t put the book down until I got to the end.

*Note – The book also goes by the name of The Hiding Place.*

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: The letter T in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022
Originally published: 2019

Pages: 346
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

‘It’s not the dead you need to be scared of, love. It’s the living’ 

It arrived in my inbox just over a month ago. Surprising really that it didn’t get shunted straight into junk.


Subject: Annie

‘I know what happened to your sister. It’s happening again.’

Because when my sister was eight years old, she disappeared. At the time, I thought it was the worst thing that could ever happen.

And then she came back…


The story is masterfully told – get ready to be placed on the edge of your seat!

The book had a great combination of fast and slow pace, some parts started off slow and then picked up the pace as the suspense built up.

Joe has got to be one of my favourite characters by far with his outlook on life and general matters, and his sarcasm made his character blow up.

The story had such an eerie atmosphere and there were many moments where I felt like I had constant chills going up and down my spine.

There are plenty of unanswered questions left behind once you’re done reading, for some things to actually make sense with the paranormal happenings but that wasn’t so bad. Paranormal things don’t need to always be explained to make sense, and they don’t have to be.


The thriller genre mixed with the paranormal elements were overly fascinating.

This book proves that horror books can be amazing!

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.62 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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