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The Chalk Man - C.J. Tudor
The Chalk Man
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In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little 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 each other as... show more
In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little 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 each other as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing will ever be 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 his other friends got the same messages, 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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Format: kindle
ASIN: B06XXSVQ9T
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery, Thriller
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Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
1.5 The Chalk Man
[I originally received a copy of this book through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review. It just took me ages to get to it.]Kinda OK in terms of the storyline, but this is one of the books that felt “I’m going to like it” in the beginning, and in fact… Well, no.The 1986 parts were more striki...
Let's Talk About Books
Let's Talk About Books rated it
4.0 The Chalk Man
Funny story: My loan LITERALLY expired when I only had 13 minutes left. Luckily, I was able to recheck it out immediately and finish it. That's the only downside to Overdrive: Very strict loan periods. Overall, I liked this one quite a bit. Tudor is a good writer and the plot was engaging enough ...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it
3.5 The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
This book felt very familiar. If you grew up reading King and watching many an 80’s movie, you’ll no doubt feel the same way. It has a beautiful sense of place and a slow sense of creeping dread but there wasn’t anything totally new here and by the end I was beginning to just wish it would hurry up ...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 The Chalk Man -- Yay, a good 2018 mystery!
This is pretty dazzling debut, especially given all the clunky "just OK" mysteries that litter my house, library history, recommendations and my Read piles. I'll take a mystery no matter what, but it's very nice to get a good one. As I read this, I was reminded repeatedly of less successful (in my...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "The Chalk Man" by C J Tudor - atmospheric British thriller
"The Chalk Man" is a thriller set in a small English town and told in two timelines: the summer of 1986, when the main characters are twelve year's old, and forty years later when someone challenges what really happened in 1986. It is a very atmospheric piece that captures both the feel of being t...
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