The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

The Chalk Man

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 gro...

Details The Chalk Man

TitleThe Chalk Man
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherCrown Publishing Group (NY)
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Chalk Man

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    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 can tell what will tickle my fancy. That said, there are the books you enjoy, and then there are THOSE books. You know the ones I mean; the unicorns, the d...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: 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 happy to say that I really enjoyed it.The book has a rather morbid opening, a gruesome discovery in the woods. I was immediately intrigued.1986 - Eddie...
  • Susanne Strong
    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 about 5 young friends: (four boys and a girl), who go through an experience at the cusp of adolescence, something fierce and terrifying. Something ...
  • Elyse
    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 thrillers I’ve read. Wholesome and creepy! Warmth with gore? How is it possible? At times the storytelling is humorous - clever - and charming - other ti...
  • Berit☀️✨
    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 the perspective of Ed.... with two different timelines his present life as a teacher in 2016 and his 12-year-old memories in 1986....Ed and his bud...
  • Maureen
    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 an excellent ending that was!12 year old Eddie Adams and his friends are like any other group of twelve year olds, carefree summer days messing about as kids do, until the day the fair visits the village of Anderbury. A Waltzer carriage breaks away at...
  • Meredith
    “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 apprehended, all was not as it seemed. When they were 12 years old, Eddie, Hoppo, Metal Mickey, Fat Gav, and Nicky were playing in the woods when they notice drawings of chalk men. The drawings lead them to make a gruesome discovery. This event haun...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    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 ME (80's movie)The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to this very fun book is due to too many co-winky dinks towards the big reveal at the end. A bit too implausible.I love the 80's vibe of little boys riding around on their bikes getting in...
  • Paromjit
    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, whiling away the summer holidays getting into mischief on their bikes, having fun, evolving secret communications through chalk men symbols and in searc...
  • Linda
    "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 ramblings with elusive meanings. The pages flit back and forth in time from that serrated summer of 1986 in Anderbury. Eddie Adams and his friends are in their twelfth summer of wild boyhood and feel the excitement of good-looking girls and the fast...