GENRE:

Psychological Thriller

UK PUBLICATION:

Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph, January 2018

US PUBLICATION:

Penguin Random House / Crown, January 2018

THE CHALK MAN

C. J. Tudor

 

Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man.

 

It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends.

 

And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl.

 

Most of it, at any rate.

 

That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure.

 

As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over…

 

Everyone has secrets

 

Everyone is guilty of something

 

And children are not always so innocent

 

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