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The chalk man / C.J. Tudor.
Publisher: Michael Joseph, 2018.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780718187439 (hbk.) :
Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over.
339 pages ; 24 cm
Not sure it comes into the 'if you read only one book this year' category, but it is a blisteringly entertaining and intriguing story - I read it in two days and yes, I did find the twist on the very last page quite stunning. Pretty good stuff for a first novel I reckon.
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