The Tall Man (Hardback)Phoebe Locke (author)
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YOU DON'T FIND HIM... HE FINDS YOU.
'THE MUST-READ SUMMER CHILLER' - Daily Express
'GENUINELY SCARY' - Observer
'IF YOU READ JUST ONE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THIS YEAR - MAKE IT THE TALL MAN' - CultureFly
The Tall Man is an ADDICTIVE and UNFORGETTABLE blend of psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills that will be perfect for fans of Stephen King, Ruth Ware, Sarah Pinborough's BEHIND HER EYES. If you love STRANGER THINGS, prepare to be haunted by THE TALL MAN.
A SENSELESS MURDER. A TERRIFYING LEGEND. A FAMILY HAUNTED.
1990: In the darkest woods, three girls devote themselves to a sinister figure.
2000: A young mother disappears, leaving behind her husband and baby daughter.
2018: A teenage girl is charged with murder, and her trial will shock the world.
Three chilling events, connected by the shadow he casts.
He is the Tall Man. He can make you special...
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 616 g
Dimensions: 242 x 161 x 33 mm
So chilling I had to put it aside for the few days I was home alone... Genuinely scary, The Tall Man carefully walks the line between psychosis and the paranormal, never quite letting the reader know its truth -- Alison Flood * Observer *
Genuinely scary contemporary novels are rare but Phoebe Locke's debut - a taut, complex but brilliantly constructed supernatural thriller - is not one to be read alone at bedtime [...] The writing is deft, the twists unpredictable, the tension unrelenting. Recommended * Metro *
If you read just one psychological suspense novel this year, make it Phoebe Locke's The Tall Man. A creepy legend, the disappearance of a young mother and a teenage girl acquitted of murder... think that sounds like a recipe for a brilliant summer thriller? You're right. Simmering with eerie mystery and dark tension, it'll have you checking under the bed before you turn off the light. The Tall Man should be right at the top of your June '18 TBR list. * Culturefly *
Set to become a must-read summer chiller * Daily Express *
Chilling * Bella *
What a creepy and compelling debut - fantastic! -- Fiona Cummins * Rattle *
So creepy and chilling. Loved it! -- Laura Marshall * Friend Request *
Absolutely brilliant - bravo -- Cass Green * In a Cottage in a Wood *
A gripping blend of dark psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills * iNews *
Spine-tingling... It cleverly veers between that which is real and imagined, leaving the reader to make their own mind up as to who - or what - is really behind this creepy tale of psychological suspense -- Susan Swarbrick * The Herald *
A compelling story that is original, cleverly plotted and brilliantly told. I was totally hooked * Rachel Abbott, author of Only the Innocent *
Outstanding. A chilling, relentless and needle-sharp thriller that will stay with you long after you reach the final page * Cara Hunter, author of R&J bestseller Close to Home *
From the second I opened this book, I wanted to know the truth about the Tall Man. Was he real? What did he make people do? Was it possible to escape? I couldn't put the book down until I knew. An unsettling, original page-turner you'll still be thinking about long after you reach the end * Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls *
I absolutely smashed through this book. Terrifying and incredibly well written. If you're in the mood for something truly unnerving, you HAVE to read this! -- Darren O'Sullivan * Our Little Secret *
Loved this book. Utterly creepy and atmospheric * Colette McBeth, author of The Life I Left Behind *
A must-read this summer! -- Emily Gunnis * The Girl in the Letter *
Do not use this book as a cure for insomnia. It turns shadows into threats. A brilliantly creepy, twisty story * Julia Crouch, author of Her Husband's Lover *
Mesmerizing and terrifying - The Tall Man more than lives up to the hype * Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks *
Brilliant, chilling and compelling. I can't stop thinking about it! * Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend *
I could not put this book down! A deliciously dark, twisty, absorbing plot which masterfully blurs the line between imagination and reality, this will stay with you long after you've read the final page * Lucy Foley, author of The Invitation *
A really superior, creepy, insidious thriller. I loved it -- Hannah Beckerman
This was so good, and the twists utterly brilliant! Loved it! * Amanda Reynolds *
Twisty, creepy and very, very unsettling, it was worth every minute of lost sleep! -- Lisa Hall * Between You and Me *
Loved it -- Jane Fallon
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The Tall Man is a creepy, scary ,gripping psychological thriller.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and was driven to find answers I was totally engrossed and involved.
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“Chilling Killer Thriller!”
2 young friends are convinced by some older girls that The Tall Man, an urban myth, will make tham special if they bring gifts and bury them in the woods, but something more sinister is going on.
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“A good effort for a debut”
I really enjoyed the start of The Tall Man but the ending felt super rushed. Locke does some great set-up and her writing style is easy to read but the last quarter of the book falls flat.
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