Thursday, February 14, 2019

Blog Tour: Review of The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor

Author: C.J. Tudor
Publisher: Crown
Date of publication:  February 2019

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.

I have been looking forward to reading The Hiding Place since reading Chalk Man last year.  The story involves Joe, who reluctantly moves back to his home town.  He wants to right some wrongs that happened when he was a teen and his sister went missing.  He takes a job at his old high school and soon learns people in the town don't want him stirring up trouble.

 I am pleased to say that I did like this one a lot.  The Hiding Place was creepy and had a great paranormal atmosphere to it. It's a slow burn mystery that gave me the creeps as I began to realize what was going on in the town.  It's actually best going into the book not knowing much about it.  The characters were interesting, especially Joe.  He is the type of character that is not very likable, but you find yourself rooting for him anyway. 

I definitely recommend this one!  I can't wait to see what is next for this author.

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About C.J. Tudor

C. J. TUDOR is the author of The Chalk Man, and lives in Nottingham, England, with her partner and three-year-old daughter. Over the years she has worked as a copywriter, television presenter, voice-over, and dog walker. She is now thrilled to be able to write full-time, and doesn’t miss chasing wet dogs through muddy fields all that much.

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C. J. Tudor’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, January 28th: Books & Bindings
Tuesday, January 29th: Books Before Bedtime and @booksbeforebedtime
Wednesday, January 30th: Palmer’s Page Turners
Thursday, January 31st: Jessicamap Reviews and @jessicamapreviews
Friday, February 1st: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, February 4th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, February 5th: @outofthebex
Wednesday, February 6th: Bewitched Bookworms
Monday, February 11th: Novel Gossip and @novelgossip
Tuesday, February 12th: Erica Robyn Reads
Wednesday, February 13th: @scaredstraightreads
Thursday, February 14th: From the TBR Pile
Sunday, February 17th: Rockin’ Book Reviews
Monday, February 18th: @wherethereadergrows
Monday, February 18th: Girl Who Reads
Wednesday, February 20th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, February 21st: Book by Book
Friday, February 22nd: Book Fidelity
Monday, February 25th: @hotcocoareads
Wednesday, February 27th: Booktimistic and @booktimistic
Thursday, February 28th: Midwest Ladies Who Lit
Monday, March 4th: Wining Wife
Tuesday, March 5th: Write Read Life


Nicole Pyles said...

I have this on my TBR list! Is this a standalone or is it a continuation of The Chalk Man?

Kari Boardman said...

It's a stand alone. :)

Ethan said...

I'm working through this one now and loving it!

Sara Strand said...

This is the first review to mention the paranormal element, which automatically moves it up in my TBR pile! Thanks for being on the tour!

Sara @ TLC Book Tours