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  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405930956
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

The Chalk Man

Children aren't always so innocent in this Stephen King-style thriller, backed by MJ's biggest marketing campaign for a debut this year.

None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning.

Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own?

Was it the terrible accident?

Or when they found the first body?

  • Pub date: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405930956
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

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Praise for The Chalk Man

“A sharp, terrifying exploration of the bonds and limitations of childhood friendships and of secrets that refuse to remain buried. Prepare to be surprised again and again, even until the final page”

Michelle Richmond, bestselling author of The Marriage Pact

“Absolutely brilliant. Witty, insightful, clever, thoughtful, mysterious, gripping, nostalgic and utterly compelling. This book has bestseller written all over it”

C. L. Taylor, bestselling author of The Escape

“Compelling, taut and so very, very chilling. This book will haunt you”

Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Last Seen Alive

“The pace was perfectly judged, the characters superbly drawn and there's a creeping sense of unease that starts with the prologue and grows throughout the book. And then that ending!”

James Oswald, bestselling author of the Inspector McLean series

“An unpredictable and engaging thriller: sinister, tragic, and with a beautifully rendered sense of time and place. That final page still haunts me”

Helen Callaghan, bestselling author of Dear Amy

“Kept me up until five in the morning. Wonderfully written”

Kimberley Chambers, bestselling author of Backstabber

“An utterly gripping read, with an ending that will make the hairs on the back of your neck bristle”

Karen Perry, bestselling author of Can You Keep a Secret?

“A page-turning thriller that draws simple but terrifying lines about evil and the haunting nature of childhood. Flip open the first page and you'll curl up all night”

Julia Heaberlin,bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans

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THE CHALK MAN is a riveting and relentlessly psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry.

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