The Chalk Man

The Chalk Man Review

“I haven’t had a sleepless night due to a book for a long time. The Chalk Man changed that.” —Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy 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 one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever 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 that his friends got the same message, 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.

“Tudor delivers an assured debut that alternates between 1986 and 2016 with unpredictable twists." —AP Review

Title:The Chalk Man
Edition Language:English

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  • I haven't felt this sure of a book's worthiness to be read since I picked up The Dry by Jane Harper back in January. I'll admit, I find myself enjoying a majority of the books that I read; I don't kno...

  • My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/After hearing so many great things about “The Chalk Man” I decided I had to read it. This book was very hyped up and I ...

  • 5 Stars.Now This is How You do It!!C.J. Tudor has written One of the Best Thrillers of the YEAR my friends.  If there is one mystery you decide to pick up - it should be this one!!Reminiscent of Step...

  • NO SPOILERS.... NONE.... NOT EVEN TINY ONES! If more mystery suspense books were written like this one -- I’d read them more often than I do!!!!!ABSOLUTE FAVORITE MYSTERY SUSPENSE novel I’ve read ...

  • Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneI know it's unusual to start a review by talking about the end of a book, but oh boy what a...

  • For a debut novel this is astoundingly good, and it has the feel of a classic novel. It expertly moves between two timelines, events that occurred in 1986 to the present. Set in the small town of Ande...

  • well HOT damn!!!5 BIG chalk drawn stars🌟WOW! I cannot believe this is this authors debut book.... it was just so extremely well thought out, the characters were well-developed, the pacing of the pl...

  • REASONS TO LOVE:the titlethe author's biothe author's acknowledgments at end of bookthat perfect coversuspenseful, addictive, spooky storya combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY...

  • “NEVER ASSUME. QUESTION everything. Always look beyond the obvious.”Creepy psychological thriller about a group of teenagers who find a dead body buried in the woods in 1986. While the killer was...

  • "People are strange....." crooned in the deep, haunting voice of Jim Morrison of The Doors.Oh, that's only the tip on the piece of chalk that leaves irreverent drawings along the way. Quickly sketched...