Book Review for THE CHALK MAN by C.J. Tudor


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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A chilling, edgy, and addictive thriller.

I first heard about THE CHALK MAN on twitter. An author that I enjoy was talking about this amazing book she just got. Instantly, I searched and found the book. Let me tell you all...this one is amazing.


THE CHALK MAN is a gritty tale filled with secrets and lies. The story is fresh and pushes the limits of what a thriller can be. In many ways, Tudor explores a new type of bogeyman. By giving the reader the perspective of Eddie as a child and as an adult, she allows the reader to unravel the story as each gripping page flies by. There will be twists, uncomfortable situations, shocking moments, and an ending that I didn't see coming. CAUTION...once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down.

If you are looking for a edge of your seat, dark, and psychological read, THE CHALK MAN is the read for you. I still can't believe that this is the debut for Tudor and am excited to see what bumps in the night she brings us next. Seriously...CJ...I need more books from you.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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.

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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Book Details:

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Crown (January 9, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1524760986
ISBN-13: 978-1524760984

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