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C. J. Tudor
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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.

Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller, has sold in over forty countries and will be developed into a six-part drama with BBC Studios Production. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was also a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel The Other People. Her fourth novel, The Burning Girls, was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and is being adapted for TV by award-winning screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of The Bridge and Marcella.

She lives in Sussex with her family.

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The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

THE CHALK MAN is a riveting and relentlessly psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry. Learn more - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-chalk-man-9780718187446

THE CHALK MAN soundtrack

Ever read a book and imagined the soundtrack that would go with it? Watch CJ Tudor talk about what would be included in the soundtrack to her debut thriller THE CHALK MAN. . Read the first chapter of THE CHALK MAN here: po.st/TheChalkManExtract

The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor

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. Learn more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-taking-of-annie-thorne-9781405930970