The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
Also known as The Taking of Annie Thorne.
Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang—the betrayal, the suicide—and 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 after a chilling email surfaces in his inbox.
Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with onetime friends who aren’t too happy to have him back in town is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to the abandoned mine and finally confronting the 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.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Blood depiction
- Death of a sibling & parent recounted
- Physical assault