The Chalk Man
'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' STEPHEN KING
by C. J. Tudor
Pub Date 11 Jan 2018
The Chalk Man is coming . . .
'None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning. Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own? Was it the terrible accident? Or when they found the first body?'
What authors are saying about The Chalk Man
'[I] haven't had a sleepless night due to a book for a longtime. The Chalk Man changed that. Many congrats C. J. Tudor' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow
'What a great book. A twisty thriller and downright creepyending. 5 stars' Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
'Tense, skillful storytelling' Ali Land, bestselling authorof Good Me Bad Me
'Absolutely brilliant. I was expecting a creepy horror story that I'd have to read with all the lights on but this book is so much more than that - it's witty, insightful, clever, thoughtful, mysterious, gripping,nostalgic and utterly compelling. Publishers often talk about "an exciting new voice in fiction" and I genuinely think C. J. Tudor is going to be huge. This book has bestseller written all over it and if it doesn't go to number one I will eat my crime writing hat' C. L. Taylor, bestselling author of The Missing
'With its driving plot and sensitive evocation of friendship and loneliness, The Chalk Man is an utterly gripping read, with an ending that will make the hairs on the back of your neck bristle' Karen Perry, bestselling author of Can You Keep a Secret?
'What an amazing debut! Such an ingenious, original idea. I was engrossed from the very first page. I loved how the 1986 and present day storylines weaved so skillfully together to create that unforgettable and unexpected ending. Compelling, taut and so very, very chilling. This book will haunt you!' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Last Seen Alive
'It's been a while since I've read such an impressive debut.The pace was perfectly judged, the characters superbly drawn and there's a creeping sense of unease that starts with the prologue and grows throughout the book. And then that ending! It feels so fresh and deserves to be a huge success' James Oswald, bestselling author of the Inspector McLean series.
'Impossible to put down, cleverly constructed and executed' Ragnar Jonasson, author of the bestselling Dark Iceland series
'Finished reading The Chalk Man by C.J Tudor last night. What a book! Enjoyed every minute of it. A total banger!' Amy Lloyd, author of The Innocent Wife.
'Kept me up until five in the morning. Wonderfully written. I loved it!' Kimberley Chambers, bestselling author of Backstabber.
"The grip the past has on the present reveals itself in ever more sinister and macabre ways in this utterly original and relentlessly compelling psychological thriller. The Chalk Man kept me guessing all the way to the end" Fiona Neil, bestselling author of The Betrayals.