The Chalk Man

The Chalk Man You can feel it in the woods in the school and in the playground you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury the fear that someth

  • Title: The Chalk Man
  • Author: C.J. Tudor
  • ISBN: 9781524760984
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury the fear that something or someone is watching you It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident That was when twelve year old Eddie met Mr Halloran the Chalk Man.HeYou can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury the fear that something or someone is watching you It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident That was when twelve year old Eddie met Mr Halloran the Chalk Man.He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body.Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure.Is history going to repeat itself Was it ever really over Will this game only end in the same way

    The Chalk Man by C.J Tudor In , 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. The Chalk Man A Novel Tudor Jan , C.J Tudor s The Chalk Man is a stunning debut, a riveting thriller about the powerful grip of the past and the unbreakable bonds of childhood friendship The ending of this smasher will completely throw you for a loop Don t miss a word of it David Bell, bestselling author of Bring Her Home and Somebody I Used to Know The Chalk Man by C J Tudor, Paperback Barnes Noble Dec , The Chalk Man is a dream novel, a book of nightmares haunted and haunting, shot through with shadow and light a story to quicken the pulse and freeze the blood A dark star is born A.J Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window The Chalk Man A Novel eBook Tudor, C J C.J Tudor s The Chalk Man is a stunning debut, a riveting thriller about the powerful grip of the past and the unbreakable bonds of childhood friendship The ending of this smasher will completely throw you for a loop Don t miss a word of it David Bell, bestselling author of Bring Her Home and Somebody I Used to Know The Chalk Man by C J Tudor The Chalk Man is a dream novel, a book of nightmares haunted and haunting, shot through with shadow and light a story to quicken the pulse and freeze the blood A dark star is born A.J Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window The Chalk Man by C J Tudor Summary and reviews 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 , Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he s put his past behind him.

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    • C.J. Tudor

      C J Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham, where she still lives with her partner and young daughter.She left school at sixteen and has had a variety of jobs over the years, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, shop assistant, ad agency copywriter and voiceover.In the early nineties, she fell into a job as a television presenter for a show on Channel 4 called Moviewatch Although a terrible presenter, she got to interview acting legends such as Sigourney Weaver, Michael Douglas, Emma Thompson and Robin Williams She also annoyed Tim Robbins by asking a question about Susan Sarandon s breasts and was extremely flattered when Robert Downey Junior showed her his chest While writing the Chalk Man she ran a dog walking business, walking over twenty dogs a week as well as looking after her little girl She s been writing since she was a child but only knuckled down to it properly in her thirties Her English teacher once told her that if she did not become Prime Minister or a best selling author he would be very disappointed The Chalk Man was inspired by a tub of chalks a friend bought for her daughter s second birthday One afternoon they drew chalk figures all over the driveway Later that night she opened the back door to be confronted by weird stick men everywhere In the dark, they looked incredibly sinister She called to her partner These chalk men look really creepy in the dark She is never knowingly over dressed She has never owned a handbag and the last time she wore heels twelve years ago she broke a tooth.She loves The Killers, Foo Fighters and Frank Turner Her favourite venue is Rock City Her favourite films are Ghostbusters and The Lost Boys Her favourite authors are Stephen King, Michael Marshall and Harlan Coben She is SO glad she was a teenager in the eighties She firmly believes that there are no finer meals than takeaway pizza and champagne, or chips with curry sauce after a night out.Everyone calls her Caz.

    383 thoughts on “The Chalk Man

    • 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 diamonds in the rough, the ones you ll be shoving in peo [...]


    • My reviews can also be seen at deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress 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 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 and his friends always met up on Saturday but THIS Saturday was differentthe [...]


    • 2 1 2 stars This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over hyped because I really expected it to be 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 Nature and I m currently starting Anatomy of a Scandal and both of these books are just way engrossing and thrilling than The Chalk Man It felt like one of those books where there s a premise and, after that, I si [...]


    • 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 that haunts them for the rest of their lives.As kids in 1986, they live l [...]


    • NO SPOILERS NONE NOT EVEN TINY ONES If mystery suspense books were written like this one I d read them 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 times my goodness I was shaking my head as in YUCK, YIKES WRONGjust WRONG But most of the time my [...]


    • Scenario One When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband typeSometimes 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 may have pulled out your chair, opened your car door, and took off your coat By the end of the evening, you were trying to think of ways to prolong the date, you didn t want to go home You were also hoping for a [...]


    • 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 search of excitement and adventure A series of mishaps, tra [...]


    • 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 by Me, a coming of age themed book based around a group of 12 year old boys And in this case, their one female friend Told through present and past timelines I kept waiting for a storyline that would take of [...]


    • 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 great speed and careens into the crowd, causing life changi [...]


    • 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 buddies find a dead body in the woods, and the murder has never quite been [...]


    • 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 into all kinds of mischief and seeing things they should [...]


    • 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 haunts them for the rest of their lives In 2016, Chalk Man drawings [...]


    • 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 carnival rides that hold promise at the town fair That s wh [...]


    • Ghosts didn t exist in daylight, or zombies They only existed in that sleepy hollow between midnight and dawn, crumbling to dust at the sun s first rays Or so, at the age of twelve, I still believed.Prepare for some gushing, y all, because this is one of the best thrillers I ve read in awhile This was a really fresh, unique take on a psychological thriller that didn t follow a formula like anything else out there It s difficult to find a unique plot these days, and while this one has been done b [...]


    • Chalk men lurkingI m sure we all have drawn a chalk man or a chalk girl, but never with the consequences that this young group of kids endure A very clever thriller full of seething secrets I read the description for this book and I wasn t sure that this would be something I would enjoy, but I was mesmerized by the slow unraveling of this tale Told from childhood 1986 to present day 2016 by one of the boys, Eddie The author s writing transported me back and forth to each time period The group of [...]


    • Chalk was a mainstay of fun when I was growing up We used it for hopscotch and drawings and it could consume us for hours in the hot summer sun But, after reading this, you may want to reconsider gifting any child with it That fun, messy stuff is now a conduit for murder Because the chalk man leaves his chalk drawing after decapitating a girl and using a group of boy s whose medium of communication is chalking but has now become the messenger of death.Written in two timelines that worked well, t [...]


    • 4.5 Now this is what I call a fantastic mystery I love the way this was told, our narrator now in his fifties, takes us back to a summer that changed everything Has sort of a Christmas story or It vibe to it, in the way it is told We Tavel back to the eighties, and the author does a great job of portraying this time Ed, our narrator and his group of friends, four in all and one a girls, as they ride their bikes everywhere, build actual forts, not virtual ones When the games played were mostly ou [...]


    • I give this 4.5 stars.Sometimes you see a bunch of your friends raving about a book, and you hope that you ll find it just as good as they did In the case of C.J Tudor s terrific debut thriller, The Chalk Man, that definitely was the case for me Personally, I have found that it is much better to take your fears, lock them up in a nice, tightly shut box and shove them into the deepest, darkest corner of your mind In the summer of 1986, Eddie and his four best friends Hoppo, Fat Gav, Metal Mickey, [...]


    • 4 Stars Beware The Chalk Men Only a few chapters in and I was hooked on Eddie Munster Adams and the gang of mischievous 12 year olds who ride bikes around their quaint English village.cate in secret code.with chalk figures so cool to disclose the site of their next rendezvous.The fair was supposed to be fun, and it was at first, but turned out to be the beginning of disastrous times, harmful misadventures and deadly accidents Add threatening bullies and a creepy new teacher to the mix and you ha [...]


    • THE CHALK MAN the psychological suspense debut by author C.J Tudor, I predict is going to be one of the books for 2018 a brilliant piece of fiction, and the BEST THRILLER book I have read now in 2017 This novel will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending I find it is very difficult to write this review, as I don t think I could do any of it justice It is a Gem waiting to be discovered This is a coming of age creepy story, of a 12 year old boy surrounded by misfortune and mystery T [...]


    • This is one of the best things I can say about a book I would like to read this one again, and I probably will I m not someone who re reads books often, unless they re classics or part of a much beloved series so that s saying something I also read this one in one sitting, and had to remind myself to slow down a little bit to get full enjoyment out of it I just really wanted to know what was going on It s been a couple of days since I ve finished, and the ending is still haunting me at random mo [...]


    • 4 stars This was a highly suspenseful, intriguing, creepy and mysterious thriller.This novel caught my attention from the prologue and I found myself growing attached to this story as I turned each page The characters were well developed some likeable, others not Each character had an element of mystery about them which I really enjoyed My suspicions were flip flopping all over the place trying to determine what had happened and how things would all end The author did a fantastic job slowly rev [...]


    • C.J Tudor has an exceptional style of writing that flows beautifully across the pages Metaphoric, symbolic, and absolutely brilliant.The Chalk Man is a creepy and unique thriller that will leave you aching for Beware of the chalk men This thriller packs a good spicy punch my fellow GR friends This novel alternates from 1986 to 2016 The discovery of a body in the woods leads to many unsettling nightmares, visions, and creepy memories for Eddie and his gang of friends The story is told from Eddie [...]


    • 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars This novel was the perfect Traveling Sisters Read which I read along with Brenda, Lindsay, Diane, Rita, Susanne and Melisa which was an excellent choice to read for Halloween THE CHALK MAN is a debut psychological thriller novel by C J TUDOR that is a chilling, suspenseful, gripping, and a spooky good read that had a sinister feel to it which had me flipping those pages as fast as I could to find out who or what was behind all those mysterious chalk men C J TUDOR [...]


    • 2.5 starsIn 1986, Eddie and his gang are typical neighborhood kids They come up with an idea to leave each other codes in chalk by drawing chalk men to let each other know things but keeping the adults and others out of their business But someone else discovers their code and leaves chalk drawings that lead the kids to a dismembered body.Told from viewpoints of the 1986 timeline and present day, the story is seen through the eyes of Eddie aka Eddie Munster In present day Eddie is all grown up an [...]


    • This is a great thriller Eddie Munster, Metal Mickey, Fat Gav, Hoppo and Nicky are close friends in 1986, they are twelve years old and go to school together They come up with a secret code using chalk and use it to communicate messages, calls to action, meetings and other fun things preteens do at that age Then a murder happens to a beautiful young girl they all know and this event brings repercussions that change everybody s lives after that The novel is narrated by Ed Eddie and alternates bet [...]


    • Rating 4.5When I initially saw reviews of this book, I thought OK , someday I might consider it I don t read much Thriller or mystery books so I was not in too big of hurry to read it I ended up winning a copy of this via a giveaway from ReadItForward And then it sat at my house until I decided to give it a shot I was then immediately hooked I had to think about my rating and review for a bit though.The story rotates in time between 1986 and 2016 telling the story of four young boys and The Chal [...]


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    • 4.5 for this one A wonderfully written debut Shock full of nightmares, terror, mystery,and murder.I love the interaction of the group of 12 yr olds we meet from 1986 reminiscent of the Stand by Me kids.Every other chapter is from 1986, to present day being 2016, with chapter ending cliffhangers You will be completely taken in at the first page Highly recommended Many thanks to NetGalley and Crown Publishing for the advanced reading


    • And it felt good, to confess Confession is good for the soul they saybut then again there are characters in this book who would disagree Who feel the complete opposite Who believe that well, sometimes s better not to know all the answers But we do learn the answers in this psychological suspense thriller I ll be entirely honest, when I first began reading this book I thought what is all the fuss about I thought the first chapter or so was dull All I can say is, if you feel the same way I did whe [...]


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