"This is the smart summer thriller you've been waiting for."--NPR's All Things ConsideredNAMED A MUST READ BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, BBC.COM, AND NEW YORK POSTA compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University in which a group of six students play an elaborate game... show more
"This is the smart summer thriller you've been waiting for."--NPR's All Things ConsideredNAMED A MUST READ BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, BBC.COM, AND NEW YORK POSTA compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences with tragic resultIt was only ever meant to be a game played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University; a game of consequences, silly forfeits, and childish dares. But then the game changed: The stakes grew higher and the dares more personal and more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results. Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round. Who knows better than your best friends what would break you? A gripping psychological thriller partly inspired by the author's own time at Oxford University, Black Chalk is perfect for fans of the high tension and expert pacing of The Secret History and The Bellwether Revivals. Christopher J. Yates' background in puzzle writing and setting can clearly be seen in the plotting of this clever, tricky book that will keep you guessing to the very end.
Publish date: 2015-08-04
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Black Chalk is a standalone novel by author Christopher J Yates. Six students in their first year at University invent a game of consequences which was only meant to be of childish dares. But then it grew out of control and the dares became more personal and humiliating finally evolving into a vic...
bookshelves: spring-2014, published-2013, britain-england, oxford, games-people-play, debut, e-book, net-galley, bettie-s-law-of-excitement-lost, mystery-thriller, north-americas, next Read from May 08 to 16, 2014 Description: Who knows better than your best friends what will break you?One game. ...
Coming September from Random House UK Vintage Publishing Thank you kindly to the publisher and the author for the advance copy of this novel via Netgalley. One game. Six students. Five survivors.At University, six friends come together and play a game. Its a silly little game imagined by two of thei...