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The Hiding Place: A Novel de C. J. Tudor
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The Hiding Place: A Novel (edició 2020)

de C. J. Tudor (Autor)

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"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, CJ 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"--"A suspense novel about a teacher returning to his hometown"--… (més)
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Títol:The Hiding Place: A Novel
Autors:C. J. Tudor (Autor)
Informació:Ballantine Books (2020), Edition: Reprint, 304 pages
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So many mixed reviews on this one. I read The Chalk Man, and really liked it. I think that there was a little bit of unexplained phenomenon in that book also with the chalk chalk. I’m glad I didn’t read the reviews before I start this one because I was pretty surprised with how it turned out but I don’t think it went too far. It had just enough of a supernatural aspect to it that it wasn’t hard to suspend my belief in reality for a short time. And I’m sure we’ve all known that one kid that gets away with everything all the time and wish that he/she would finally get what they deserved. So score one for the good guys.
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  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
Me lo regalan como Amigo Invisible (octubre, 2020)
(Diciembre, 2020) Me ha gustado mucho, al principio me costó meterme en la historia pero el final es sorprendente, me gustan mucho los giros que tiene. Me enganchó a partir de la mitad, más o menos, pero mereció la pena. Me gusta el autor.
Cambio el libro con Clara Marcilla, por "Azul Venecia" de Marina G. Torrús. No es un cambio, si no un préstamo. Clara quiere que le devuelva el de "Azul Venecia". Clara pasa mi libro a Mali, y Mali me lo devuelve.
Ahora se lo regalo a Conchi, quería leerlo, abril 2021
  Tatilake | Dec 19, 2020 |
I really loved C.J. Tudor's debut novel, The Chalk Man, when it came out in 2018. That story really creeped me out, and I eagerly awaited this second novel. There are some similarities, but mostly this new book is different from The Chalk Man.

Both books have flashbacks from present day to the past. And both stories center around a group of kids/adults who went through a horrific event together, only to have a similar event happen when they are adults. But...where The Chalk Man was more of an exciting suspense thriller...The Hiding Place is more subtle. The story is more psychological with the truth drawn out more slowly. Just a bit revealed at a time. The Hiding Place is much more sneaky with its storytelling. The story grabbed my attention from page 1 and kept me reading until the wee hours of the morning. Total binge read.

I'm not going to say anything about the plot....because....spoilers. The story is much more interesting going into it with very little prior knowledge. I liked the main character, Joe. He wants answers and is willing to do just about anything to find the information he needs. He is a deeply flawed character with a gambling problem and other deep-set issues, but he's also strong-minded and determined. Joe is the only character in the story that is well-developed. The rest of the cast are really just plot points necessary to the story only in their relation and interactions with Joe. But that's ok....they don't need to be fleshed out. Joe is the one the reader needs to know about. Joe....and The Event. The reason Joe came back to his hometown.

It's just a lovely, slow but steady, descent into creepyville. Several times the story caught me by surprise. I love it when that happens! Great story!

I will definitely be reading more by this author. Can't wait for the next book!

**I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Crown Publishing via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**
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  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
A timeline of reading this book: Boring. Boring. Generically boring. Weird moment. Boring. Boring. I do not like a single character in this book. Boring. What the hell?! Boring again. Slight suspense. Good twist. Good twist. ... overall though, I wouldn’t recommend. ( )
  Monkeypats | Jun 2, 2020 |
Towards the end of "The Taking Of Annie Thorne", Joe Thorne says:

The past isn't real.
It's just a story we tell ourselves.
And sometimes, we lie.

I think that quote sets the tone for this grim, dark, violent, oppressive book about a man who, lost in his addictions and his guilt, has learnt to despise himself. A man who no longer seeks redemption, just revenge and, if possible, survival.

Joe Thorne is the heart of the book. He is the narrator and his world view stains the whole story like sweat on dirty sheets.

Joe is a teacher, but don't let that fool you. He's also a drunk, a gambler, and an habitual liar. His past has, quite literally crippled him. He's a man filled with guilt, anger and self-loathing.

I didn't find him an easy man to be with but I did find him very believable. In him I could see my worse self: the man who holds grudges, nurtures anger, knows what he should do and the doesn't do it. The man who reacts to confrontations with aggression, even when he knows it will earn him a good kicking.

Fortunately, I don't share his addictions, his tragic history or his isolation but he resonated with me more than I would have liked him to, especially when his reflections on life mirrored my thoughts. Here' an example:

There's a line people spout, usually people who want to sound sage and wise, about wherever you travel, you can never escape yourself.
That's bullshit.
Get far enough away from the relationships that bind you, the people who define you, the familiar landscapes and routines that tether you to an identity and you can easily escape yourself. For a while at least. Self is only a construct. You can dismantle it, reconstruct it, pimp up a new you.
As long as you never go back.
Then, that new you falls away like the Emperor's new clothes, leaving you naked and exposed with all your ugly flaws and mistakes revealed for the world to see.

Or

"If newspapers are the place where facts become stories, the internet is the place where stories become conspiracy theories."

Tom Thorne's world is unrelentingly grim. Here's his reflection on the real meaning of the phrase "Time Heals All"

"Time doesn't mend a broken heart, it just grinds the pieces into dust."

There's more to "The Taking Of Annie Thorne" than a grim narrator with a flair for spitting out sharp-edged truisms. It has two other things that make it into an above-average thriller: a clever structure and a core idea that doesn't disappoint.

The book got my full attention by opening with an atrocity and then flipping, with no immediately obvious link, to Joe Thorne's first-person, narrative about journeying back to his childhood home.

For a while, the focus is on understanding who Joe is and why he holds himself and everyone else in such contempt. Then we get the first suggestions that this is a narrative that is going to go beyond the ordinary. Dark hints get added to the self-hate. A second timeline, twenty-five years earlier is opened up. The sense of foreboding rises.

At this point, some thrillers/horror stories fall apart. The big bad turns out not to be particularly big of bad and we slip slowly into an anti-climatic happy ending. "The Taking Of Annie Thorne" doesn't do that. The big bad doesn't disappoint. And when you finally know for certain where all the dark hints were taking you, the book moves into a dramatic end-game that is full of twists that surprised me but never left me feeling cheated.

I recommend the audiobook. Richard Armitage's narration is first-rate. Click on the SoundCloud link below to hear a sample.
https://soundcloud.com/penguin-books/the-taking-of-annie-thorne-by-c-j-tudor ( )
  MikeFinnFiction | May 16, 2020 |
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"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, CJ 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"--"A suspense novel about a teacher returning to his hometown"--

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