The Chalk Man

The Chalk Man

By C. J. Tudor

  • Release Date : 2018-01-11
  • Genre : Crime & Thrillers
  • FIle Size : 1.93 MB
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 39 Ratings
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Description

The Chalk Man IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR MAKE IT THIS ONE. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER . . .

'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' STEPHEN KING

'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' LEE CHILD

'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times

'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail

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You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or someone is watching you.

It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr Halloran - the Chalk Man.

He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body.

Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure.

Is history going to repeat itself?

Was it ever really over?

Will this game only end in the same way?

'[I] haven't had a sleepless night due to a book in a long time. The Chalk Man changed that' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child

'Completely engrossing. Reminiscent of those unsettling Stephen King stories of childhood' John Boyne author of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

'A must-read' Daily Express

'Deliciously creepy with a side order of Eighties nostalgia' Good Housekeeping

'Plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small-town-life in the 1980s . . . a riveting read' Guardian

Now in chilling audio, narrated by the acclaimed actor ANDREW SCOTT, known for his roles in Spectre and Sherlock. ASA BUTTERFIELD known for Hugo and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas also stars as twelve-year-old Eddie.

Reviews

  • Very well written story

    5
    By Sambii
    I suspected the whodunnit early on, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the story getting there and confirming my suspicions. I found this book to be well written and engaging — I liked that, even though it jumped through time with each chapter, the flow of the narrative was seamless and structuring it that way made perfect sense. I finished it in a couple of hours, as I couldn’t put it down. I will seek this author out again. Now to catch up on all of the chores I should have been doing......
  • Great book

    4
    By Aussie red devil
    Recommended by a friend this was a great read really enjoyable will look out for more of this authors novels
  • Disappointing

    2
    By kphippen
    Unfortunately as much as I wanted to love this book I was left disappointed - I found it dull with parts of the story unanswered.
  • Page turner

    5
    By Dabadado
    Brilliant. Well written. Page turner. I could not put this one down. I made excuses to steal moments and read endlessly.
  • Easy read and very enjoyable

    4
    By Cheeky Diablo
    I haven’t finished reading this yet, actually I’m savouring it It’s a very light and easy read, although quite macabre, the darkness is done really well I like the small chapters which revert back to 1986 and then back to current time, it keeps the pace going well Likeable lead character who has more flaws than s cheap suit, I’m hoping that this new author continues in this same easy to read and gripping story telling, A refreshing new talent
  • Masterful first novel

    5
    By cuffy046
    This is a must read book. In the best British crime writing tradition. Now waiting (patiently) for a second novel frome a great new author

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