I said at the start of the month that I have three different book haul posts because I received so many books this month.  One of these was a happy surprise from Penguin books, or more acurately the My Bookmarks platform/website which lets you answer survey questions about their upcoming books, in return for points.  Earn enough points and eventually you’ll get to a level Gold or above which lets you get a free book in return for all those surveys and other activities like chatting in the discussion rooms.  I’ve been on the platform for quite a while now and I’ve now received a random book based on the genres I like, which are a lot of different ones so I really didn’t know what I was going to get!  but now   I’m am so glad they sent this one as the blurb has me itching to read it (itching!?…not sure why I said that) and I hope you find it as enticing as I did.  The author’s also been called Britain’s female Stephen King!  If you’ve read the book already let me know (no spoilers) what you thought.  Here it is:

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The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor – Then . . .
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.
Now. . .
The email arrived in my inbox two months ago. I almost deleted it straight away, but then I clicked OPEN:
I know what happened to your sister. It’s happening again . . .


I can’t help but love the spine of this novel too, there’s just a small detail on this one and the type that I love spotting on book spines, see if you can spot the difference:

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So, I’ll be reading this book as soon as I can, and reviewing it here, once my big pile of books gets a little smaller 🙂  Let me know what books you are looking forward to reading this month.

Have you read this book or the author’s other book The Chalk Man? What did you think (no spoilers plz)?  Are you looking forward to reading this or any other similar books?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂