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C. J. Tudor

Autor(a) de The Chalk Man

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Obras de C. J. Tudor

The Chalk Man (2018) 1,872 cópias
The Hiding Place (2019) 647 cópias
The Burning Girls (2021) 597 cópias
The Other People (2020) 551 cópias
The Drift (2023) 283 cópias
A Sliver of Darkness (2019) 103 cópias
The Gathering (2024) 63 cópias
Survivor (2023) 2 cópias

Associated Works

After Sundown (Fiction Without Frontiers) (2020) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 (2020) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Tudor, C. J.
Nome de batismo
Tudor, Caroline
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Nottingham, England, UK
television presenter
voice-over artist



A fun page turner, pretty intense violence. Not thrilled when I finally caught on to the technique or "gimmick" she uses here, but it was entertaining.
keithostertag | outras 32 resenhas | May 14, 2024 |
"It wasn’t just the gnawing pain in her stomach. This was something new. Yet old. Half forgotten. A sense that she was not alone. A faint murmuring in her mind. A scent, a tingling in her bones. There was someone coming. And like her, he was hungry."

In Alaska a teen is found with his throat torn, similar to a previous murder years ago. Locals blame the Colony, a group of vampires that live nearby. These vampires have sworn off killing humans in order to protect themselves, and yet someone was clearly attacked by one.

This is a cool murder mystery with vampires! CJ Tudor is an author who is always consistently good.

Thank you Random House Ballantine and netgalley for giving me an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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mlipman | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 25, 2024 |
You just never know what you're going to find in a book from C.J. Tudor - other than a great read! I never read the flyleaf of her books - I just know that I'll like it! But have a second look at that cover of the newly released The Gathering to get an idea.

The book is set in the town of Deadhart Alaska. There's also a Colony of vampyrs further out. When a teen boy is found with his throat ripped out, it seem pretty easy to know who is responsible - right? But the law needs to be followed as vampyrs are a protected species.

Detective Barbara Atkins is called in as she is also a specialist in vampyr killings. She is a the perfect protagonist - she's older, heavier and is often discounted by someone's initial assessment of her - which actually works for her. She's intelligent, reads people well and doesn't give up easily.

There's a large cast of supporting characters. The one thing that all have in common is that they all lie
- about the past and the present. Barbara has to deduce who the killer is, and do it before anyone else dies - including the vampyrs. Tudor has created her own set of traits, abilities and more for the vampyrs. (Hint - don't bother buying any garlic.)

The melding of a murder case alongside with the race issues kept me interested from first page to last. There's also a number of pages that are the inner dialogue of an unnamed captive. We have no idea who she is and when this is happening. I really like it when I don't know what's going to happen on the next page and the next chapter etc. I like being kept on the edge of my seat. Kudos to C.J. Tudor - that last page is perfect!
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Twink | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
This was a speculative buy, principally because it was on special offer in my local bookshop, and it was payday! Still, it proved a serendipitous discovery, and I found it very gripping.

I don’t know how many dystopian novels set in the aftermath of a destructive and disruptive pandemic. Until not long ago, it was all too easy to shrug and dismiss such a story as an intriguing idea, but not one that could really happen. Of course, we all know differently now.

The pandemic context underpinning this novel is that the world has clearly been challenged by a devastating virus, to such an extent that society has been riven, and some people whop have succumbed to the virus have been driven away, expelled like medieval outlaws.

The book takes the form of three narratives that seem to unfold simultaneously. One follows a group of people on a coach destined for a ‘Retreat’ although their role there is never made entirely clear. As the novel opens, while traversing some remote countryside, the coach crashes, and is pitched off the main road into a deep snow. Meanwhile, a small group of people find themselves in a cable car suspended high about a snowy landscape, which suddenly grinds to a halt. When the occupants recover their balance, they see that one of them is dead.

The third narrative follows a group of people at the Retreat itself, Located in remote countryside, the people running the centre have to contend with extremes of weather and wild animals , but their greatest concern comes from the Whistlers, terrifying strangers left to survive on the fringes of society.

C J Tudor weaves these threads together very capably, and the book fairly fizzes along. There are numerous twists along the way, and virtually all of them had me fooled.
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Eyejaybee | outras 32 resenhas | Apr 10, 2024 |



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