Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: The Taking of Annie Thorne (March 2019)

By C. J. Tudor

April 9, 2019


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.  Though she couldn’t, or wouldn’t, say what had happened to her.

But 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.


The email arrived in my inbox two months ago.  I almost deleted it straight away – but I clicked Open:

I know what happened to your sister.  It’s happening again…

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