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

The Chalk Man

The Sunday Times bestseller. The most chilling book you'll read this year




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?

  • Published: 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 by C.J. Tudor

THE CHALK MAN is a riveting and relentlessly psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry. Learn more - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-chalk-man-9780718187446

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