The Chalk Man (Paperback)C. J. Tudor (author)
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A Sunday Times bestseller
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2018
'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' – Stephen King
The Chalk Man is coming…
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?
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' - Stephen King
'Completely engrossing. Puts me in mind of Stephen King's The Body' - John Boyne
'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck - Lee Child
The past rises from the chalk dust. A labyrinthine tale that kept me guessing right to the end' - Val McDermid
'This assured debut is very much in the Stephen King vein - creepy with plenty of menace' - The Guardian
'Half horror, half crime, The Chalk Man is a creepy, compulsive novel' - Red Online
'A striking debut' - The Sunday Times
'The Chalk Man works, it's a lively and entertaining read... Tudor's got talent' - The 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' - The Daily Express
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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!
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