Review of The Chalk Man

Title: The Chalk Man

Author: C.J. Tudor

Rating: 4 Stars

Pages: 280

Days it Took to Read: 14

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Goodreads Synopsis: You can feel it in the woods, in the school and in the playground; you can feel it in the houses and at the fairground. You can feel it in most places in the small town of Anderbury . . . the fear that something or someone is watching you. It began back in 1986, at the fair, on the day of the accident. That was when twelve-year-old Eddie met Mr. Halloran – the Chalk Man.
He gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages for his friends and it was fun, until the chalk men led them to a body. Thirty years later, Ed believes the past is far behind him, until an envelope slips through the letterbox. It contains a stick of chalk, and a drawing of a figure. Is history going to repeat itself? Was it ever really over? Will this game only end in the same way?

Review: As a mystery lover, I enjoyed this book. I definitely could not figure out the end ahead of time, which is always a big plus. I originally chose this because I was getting some Stranger Things vibes when I read the description. It’s a little different and definitely could have breezed through this faster than I did but chose to read it while I was still in school so didn’t have a lot of free time. I enjoyed the book and the only problem for me was that I had trouble connecting to the characters. Half takes place during the present and the other is background/flashbacks to 1986 where the characters are all children.

Other Books By Author: The Taking of Annie Thorne

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