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The Chalk Man

(2018)
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IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR MAKE IT THIS ONE. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER . ., . 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail--------------------- 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.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?'[I] haven't had a sleepless night due to a book in a long time., The Chalk Man changed that' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child'A must-read' Daily Express 'Deliciously creepy with a side order of Eighties nostalgia' Good Housekeeping'Plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small-town-life in the 1980s . . ., a riveting read' GuardianNow in chilling audio, narrated by the acclaimed actor ANDREW SCOTT, known for his roles in Spectre and Sherlock. ASA BUTTERFIELD known for Hugo and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas also stars as twelve-year-old Eddie.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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." - David Bell

"Kept me up until five in the morning. Wonderfully written. I loved it!" - Kimberley Chambers

"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 skilfully together to create that unforgettable and unexpected ending. Compelling, taut and so very, very chilling. This book will haunt you!" - Claire Douglas

"Utterly Hypnotic. 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

"Impossible to put down, cleverly constructed and executed." - Ragnar Jónasson

"Tense, skillful storytelling." - Ali Land

"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

"The Chalk Man is an intricate and surprising book that will reward the reader who approaches it with the attention it deserves." - Thomas Perry

"What a great book. A twisty thriller and downright creepy ending. 5 stars." - Sarah Pinborough

"Absolutely brilliant. I was enthralled from start to finish. 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


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October 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: The Chalk Man
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 1-4448-3840-7 / 978-1-4448-3840-4 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Chalk Man: The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year
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Title: The Chalk Man: A Novel
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Title: The Chalk Man: A Novel
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Man: The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Man: The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 0-7181-8744-X / 978-0-7181-8744-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Man
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ISBN: 0-385-69007-X / 978-0-385-69007-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chalk Man: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 0-525-59001-3 / 978-0-525-59001-9 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Chalk Man
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 1-4450-7103-7 / 978-1-4450-7103-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Chalk Man
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 1-4450-7104-5 / 978-1-4450-7104-6 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Man
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Man
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Man
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Chalk Man: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
ISBN: 0-525-52638-2 / 978-0-525-52638-4 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Chalk Man: A Novel
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Title: The Chalk Man: A Novel
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January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chalk Man: The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Chalk Man: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Broadway Books
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January 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Chalk Man: A Novel
Author(s): C J Tudor
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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