The chalk man: A Novel

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"I haven't had a sleepless night due to a book for a long time. The Chalk Man changed that." --Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow

" An assured debut that alternates between 1986 and 2016 with unpredictable twists. The Chalk Man fits well with other stories about troubled childhoods such as Stephen King's novella 'Stand by Me'... Tudor never misses a beat in showing each character as both a child and an adult while also exploring the foreboding environs of a small town." - Associated Press

A riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry, and will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank . . . until one of them turns up dead. That's when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.Expertly alternating between flashbacks and the present day, The Chalk Man is the very best kind of suspense novel, one where every character is wonderfully fleshed out and compelling, where every mystery has a satisfying payoff, and where the twists will shock even the savviest reader.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Chalk drawing -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Déjà vu -- Fiction, Games -- Fiction, Large type books, Mystery fiction, Psychological fiction, Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction)
title_display The chalk man : a novel
title_full The Chalk Man A Novel, The chalk man / C.J. Tudor, The chalk man : a novel / C J Tudor, The chalk man : a novel / C.J. Tudor
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