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Review: The Chalk Man

Title: The Chalk Man

Author: C. J. Tudor

Release Date: 1/9/2018

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. In 2016, Eddie is fully grown and thinks he's put his past behind him, but then he gets a letter in the mail containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank--until one of them turns up dead. That's when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago

My Review: A dark gritty page turner that kept me up long past my bedtime. There is a lot of violence and it was a bit disturbing so be prepared for that. The story is told in alternate time periods, which is a bit off putting but that’s more of a personal preference. The characters were well developed and the plot just creepy enough. Although parts were slow the book still held my interest and I look forward to reading more from this author.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review*

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