Review: The Chalk Man

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I love a good thriller, so when I stumbled across a copy of The Chalk Man, I knew I needed to read it. Anything with a strong suspenseful plot and a solid story line pique my interest, and this was no different. The Chalk Man is a story of growing up, friendship, discovery, betrayal, and pain all wrapped up in a beautiful package.

The story introduces us to Eddie, who recollects his childhood growing up. Specifically, he remembers the summer when he and his friends began drawing chalk men as coded messages to one another. Something happened, though, that changed everything. Soon, the chalk men began appearing in other places and none of them had drawn them. Soon, the chalk men seem to be leaving messages, and not all of them are good.

While I'm not typically a fan of stories told in the "now" and in the "past," this book really pulls off the contrast in time periods. The story begins in the modern day and each chapter alternates between thirty years ago and now. Tudor weaves a story of intrigue, suspense, and excitement as we're forced to figure out who is drawing the stick men - and why.

More importantly, what does it mean for Eddie and his friends?

If you're looking for an interesting thriller to check out before you head back to school or work after your holiday break, The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor is available on Amazon.

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