'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' Stephen King
A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR - 'A frightening Stephen King-esque coming-of-age story cum murder mystery. With new crime writers this dark, the future is bright'
A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR - 'There are shades of Stephen King in this very creepy timeslip'
It was only meant to be a game . . .
None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning.
Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own?
Was it the terrible accident?
Or when they found the first body?
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD & THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD . . .
'A must-read' Daily Express
'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times
'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
'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail
'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' LEE CHILD
'It's a very clever story - you'll love it!' Joanna Cannon
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A killer’s been claiming victims in an English town, leaving little chalk drawings as a calling card. The Chalk Man ricochets between 1986 and 2016, tracking a group of friends who discovered one of the victims and tracing protagonist Eddie Adams’ attempts to sort out whodunit. C.J. Tudor ratchets up the uncertainty with cleverly developed internal tensions between Eddie and his pals; every time we were ready to dismiss him as a suspect, his peculiarities—sleepwalking, kleptomania, portentous nightmares—threw his role into question again. This spine-tingling mystery totally gripped our imagination.
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Picked this up on a whim at the airport and wow, what an impulse buy. Love the story, the characters, the writing itself was easily digestible but well thought out.
Devoured this book in 2 sittings (which is saying something as I hadn’t read in years). The ending blew my mind!
Not sure what to write. WOW
I was recommended to read this book by another author, so I knew it would be good, but I didn’t realise just how good.
It keeps you guessing although through, compulsive reading, don’t expect to do anything else after you start reading. I cannot say any about the book but but read it, it’s brilliant. You never know where it will lead you!!!!
Easily one of the greatest crime books that has ever been written! This will keep you reading non stop until the very end! Twists and turns aplenty