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

 

“The Chalk Man is coming and there’s nothing you can do to stop him. Tense, skilful storytelling and plenty of horror.”
Ali Land, Sunday Times bestselling author of Good Me, Bad Me

 
“CJ Tudor has written an utterly original novel—a thriller in which the suspense comes not simply from what happens, but from that dark place within the human mind from which all the greatest mysteries and terrors emerge. This one will hold you in its grip to the last page.”
Joyce Maynard, New York Times bestselling author of Under the Influence and To Die For

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