The Chalk Man (Hardback)C. J. Tudor (author)
We all have fears we hide from. But in the end they will find us . . .
The Chalk Man is coming . . .
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?
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm
"If you like my stuff, you'll like this." - Stephen King
"Strong characterisation, plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small-town life in the 1980s add up to a riveting read" - The Guardian
"The prose is punk, the pace fast and the plot sinewy. There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale . . . " - Daily Mail
"...a lively and entertaining read…Tudor's got talent" - The Times
"A striking debut" - Sunday Times
"You'll be gripped by this cracking debut novel . . . it will keep you up all night with all the lights on. This intriguing, satisfying thriller delivers a series of shocks . . . reminiscent of the master of horror Stephen King" - Daily Express
"It is hard to believe The Chalk Man is the debut novel from C J Tudor. The writing is sublime, and the ending is spine-tinglingly chilling" - The Sun
"This insanely readable chiller has it all - a brilliant, nostalgic flavour, humour and heart . . . A fantastic debut from a major new talent." - The Sunday Mirror
"The novel is so well executed . . . Tudor is very good at deploying shocks and surprises that catch you off guard. I jumped so many times while reading I could have been sitting on a chair made of cactus." - The Sunday Express
"A must-read for all horror fans." - Daily Express
"A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending." - Sunday Times Crime Club
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What an impressive debut, a completely original idea that has worked tremendously well.
You are completely enthralled right from the beginning to the very end.
This is a DARK, TWISTY and TENSE novel with one of the... More
“An author to watch in the future...”
Firstly, thank you to Gemma who arranged this early copy for me.
I did enjoy the read, for a debut I think this book is very good and I will certainly continue to watch this author with interest.
Enjoyed the plot and... More
“Do Not Miss This! ”
I've been incredibly lucky to read an advance copy of this novel and I cannot recommend it enough!
The Chalk Man is an intriguing and compelling novel told from the viewpoint of Eddie, or 'Ed' as he... More
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