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 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 You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairgr...

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Title:The Chalk Man
Author:C.J. Tudor
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Chalk Man
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:280 pages pages

The Chalk Man Reviews

  • Elyse
    Nov 02, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Nov 01, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

    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 more! Beware of the chalk men. This thriller packs a good spicy punch m...

    I am sick of a lot of things. I am sick of studying. I am sick of eating anything other than desserts in the name of ???health.??? I am sick of pretending as a society that Jonathan is an important part of the show Stranger Things, when we all must know that the show wou...

    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 ...

    2.5 stars In 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...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Sep 29, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

    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 more! Beware of the chalk men. This thriller packs a good spicy punch m...

    I am sick of a lot of things. I am sick of studying. I am sick of eating anything other than desserts in the name of ???health.??? I am sick of pretending as a society that Jonathan is an important part of the show Stranger Things, when we all must know that the show wou...

    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 ...

    2.5 stars In 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...

    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 thi...

  • Sue
    Aug 07, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

  • Diane S ☔
    Oct 28, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Susanne Strong
    Nov 05, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

  • Emily May
    Feb 01, 2018

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

  • Debra
    Oct 15, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

    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 more! Beware of the chalk men. This thriller packs a good spicy punch m...

    I am sick of a lot of things. I am sick of studying. I am sick of eating anything other than desserts in the name of ???health.??? I am sick of pretending as a society that Jonathan is an important part of the show Stranger Things, when we all must know that the show wou...

    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 ...

    2.5 stars In 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...

    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 thi...

    "And it felt good, to confess." Confession is good for the soul they say...but then again there are characters in this book who would disagree. Who feel the complete opposite. Who believe that well, "sometimes......it's better not to know all the answers." But we do learn the answer...

  • PorshaJo
    Oct 27, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

    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 more! Beware of the chalk men. This thriller packs a good spicy punch m...

    I am sick of a lot of things. I am sick of studying. I am sick of eating anything other than desserts in the name of ???health.??? I am sick of pretending as a society that Jonathan is an important part of the show Stranger Things, when we all must know that the show wou...

    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 ...

    2.5 stars In 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...

    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 thi...

    "And it felt good, to confess." Confession is good for the soul they say...but then again there are characters in this book who would disagree. Who feel the complete opposite. Who believe that well, "sometimes......it's better not to know all the answers." But we do learn the answer...

    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-e...

    Rating 4.5 When 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 hous...

  • Larry H
    Nov 07, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

  • Carol
    Oct 06, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

  • Linda
    Aug 19, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

  • Karen
    Nov 17, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

    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 more! Beware of the chalk men. This thriller packs a good spicy punch m...

    I am sick of a lot of things. I am sick of studying. I am sick of eating anything other than desserts in the name of ???health.??? I am sick of pretending as a society that Jonathan is an important part of the show Stranger Things, when we all must know that the show wou...

    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 ...

    2.5 stars In 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...

    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 thi...

    "And it felt good, to confess." Confession is good for the soul they say...but then again there are characters in this book who would disagree. Who feel the complete opposite. Who believe that well, "sometimes......it's better not to know all the answers." But we do learn the answer...

    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-e...

  • Maureen
    Aug 20, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Feb 03, 2018

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

  • Deanna
    Dec 14, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

  • Sarah Joint
    Nov 02, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

  • Jen
    Jan 15, 2018

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

  • Meredith
    Dec 04, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

  • emma
    Dec 09, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

    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 more! Beware of the chalk men. This thriller packs a good spicy punch m...

    I am sick of a lot of things. I am sick of studying. I am sick of eating anything other than desserts in the name of ???health.??? I am sick of pretending as a society that Jonathan is an important part of the show Stranger Things, when we all must know that the show wou...

  • Paromjit
    Nov 22, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Berit☀️✨
    Nov 28, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

  • Holly  B
    Dec 01, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Nov 02, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

    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 more! Beware of the chalk men. This thriller packs a good spicy punch m...

    I am sick of a lot of things. I am sick of studying. I am sick of eating anything other than desserts in the name of ???health.??? I am sick of pretending as a society that Jonathan is an important part of the show Stranger Things, when we all must know that the show wou...

    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 ...

  • Kendall
    Oct 19, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

    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 ha...

    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 more! Beware of the chalk men. This thriller packs a good spicy punch m...

  • Melisa
    Oct 29, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Sep 28, 2017

    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 g...

  • Crumb
    Jan 14, 2018

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Nov 01, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...

    ?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,...

    Chalk men lurking... I'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...

    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 th...

    "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 t...

    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 ...

    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...

    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....communicate in secret code....with chalk figures (so cool) to disclose the site of their nex...

    I give this 4.5 stars. Sometimes you see a bunch of your Goodreads 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 hav...

    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 i...

    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 more attached to this story as I turned each page. The characters were well-developed ? some likeable, others not. Each c...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Oct 29, 2017

    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 g...

    2 1/2 stars. This book was okay, but maybe it was grossly over-hyped because I really expected it to be more 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...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ 3.5 Stars 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...

    Scenario One: When you meet the gorgeous, charismatic, husband type.. Sometimes 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 doe...

    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 - ?...

    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 ...

    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...

    Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.? ? J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone I 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 ...

    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. ...

    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.... ...

    REASONS TO LOVE: the title the author's bio the author's acknowledgments at end of book that perfect cover suspenseful, addictive, spooky story a combination of STRANGER THINGS (Netflix series) and STAND BY ME (80's movie) The only reason I couldn't give all the stars to thi...