« Il envisageait de changer de file quand le visage d'une fillette apparut dans le pare-brise arrière, parfaitement encadré par les autocollants écaillés. Elle semblait avoir cinq ou six ans. Visage lunaire, joues roses. Fins cheveux blonds rassemblés en deux couettes hautes.
La première chose qu'il se dit, c'est qu'elle aurait dû être attachée.
La deuxième fut : Izzy. » Depuis ce jour, Gabe n'a jamais revu sa fille. Trois ans après ce drame, il arpente jour et nuit l'autoroute dans l'espoir de la retrouver.
De leur côté, Fran et Alice passent aussi leur temps en voiture... mais pour fuir ceux qui leur veulent du mal.
Leurs histoires convergent vers un même groupe : Les Autres. Soumettez-leur une requête, ils trouveront une solution. Mais à quel prix ?
'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR MAKE IT THIS ONE. ____________ It was only meant to be a game . . . 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? ____________ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD . . . 'A must-read' Daily Express 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times 'Deliciously creepy with a side order of Eighties nostalgia' Good Housekeeping 'Plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small-town-life in the 1980s . . . a riveting read' Guardian 'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail 'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' LEE CHILD 'It's a very clever story - you'll love it!' Joanna Cannon
Pre-order the chilling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man & The Taking of Annie Thorne 'C. J. Tudor has done it again. A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner' J.P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . . Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: 'Daddy.' It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again. Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead. Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe's daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . . Pre-order C. J. Tudor's next gripping mystery, The Other People , now. Praise for C. J. Tudor: 'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail 'Some writers have it, and C. J. Tudor has it big time. The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times
'Some writers have it, and some don't. C. J. Tudor has it big time - The Taking of Annie Thorne is terrific in every way' Lee Child 'Dark, gothic and utterly compelling, The Taking of Annie Thorne pulls off a rare combination - an atmosphere of unsettling evil along with richly nuanced characterisation' J. P. Delaney 'Deliciously creepy, and written with such skill and fluency it's hard to believe this is only her second book. Indeed I think it gives King a run for his money' James Oswald The new spine-tingling, sinister thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The 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. _______________ 'With shades of Pet Sematary and an all-round aura of creepiness, The Taking of Annie Thorne cements C. J. Tudor's position as a major new talent at the dark heart of crime writing. Brilliant.' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle 'Deliciously creepy, impeccably plotted and laced with both wicked humor and genuine shocks, The Taking of Annie Thorne is the kind of read-under-the-covers thriller you didn't think people wrote anymore. Lucky for us, C. J. Tudor still does. An absolute corker of a book' Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied 'I loved it. The quality of her writing meant it was an absolute pleasure to read, as well as being genuinely terrifying. It made my hair stand on end! Genius' Emma Curtis author of One Little Mistake _______________ Praise for C. J. Tudor . . . 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King 'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' Lee Child 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times 'A major new talent' Sunday Mirror 'A must-read for all horror fans' Daily Express