The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

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The Chalk Man Read Online Free - The must-read thriller of 2018, this riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little 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.

Expertly alternating between flashbacks and the present day, The Chalk Man is the very best kind of suspense novel, one where every character is wonderfully fleshed out and compelling, where every mystery has a satisfying payoff, and where the twists will shock even the savviest reader.

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ISBN : 1524760986
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Chelsea rated it ★★★★★

October 03, 2017

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 know if I'm just not as picky as other readers or if, after so many years of reading, I generally ca...

Deanna rated it ★★★★☆

December 14, 2017

My reviews can also be seen at: 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 hoped I wasn’t expecting too much. I went into it with an open mind and hoped for the best. I am happ...

Emily May rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 05, 2018

2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more gripping than it actually was. It's one of the buzziest books of 2018, it's set in small town England (home!), and yet it was so fricking slow. I've just recently read Harper's Force of Nat...

Susanne rated it ★★★★★

November 06, 2017

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 Stephen King’s The Body - known to most people as the movie Stand By Me - “The Chalk Man” is a story a...

Elyse rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2017

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 all year!!!!! There is something that feels very different about this book - than other mystery thrill...

Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

November 22, 2017

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 Anderbury, 4 friends, Eddie 'Munster' Adams, Fat Gav, Metal Mickey, Hoppo and Nicky are 12 years old,...

Crumb rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 22, 2018

Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes when you go on a first date, there is an instant connection and you know that this is it. I've found the one. Maybe he took you to a play, or just a really nice dinner. But in all honesty, location doesn’t matter. He m...

Kaceey rated it ★★★☆☆

February 03, 2018

It appears I’m in the minority on this one. But as hard as I tried, I just couldn’t connect with this book. I’d been excited about its debut for months. Finally, at time of release I was first in line! If only the book lived up to my anticipation. Sorry to say, it didn’t. Very reminiscent of Stand...

Maureen rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2017

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I know it's unusual to start a review by talking about the end of a book, but oh boy what an excellent ending that was! 12 year old Eddie Adams and his friends are like any other group of twelv...

Berit☀️✨ rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

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 plot was perfect, I really just can’t think of anything wrong with this book.... The story is told from...

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