The Chalk Man - C.J. Tudor



 When you're twelve years old, playing with your friends and having fun is all that matters.  That's what Eddie and his four childhood friends did when they were around each other.  They even had an unusual way of communicating with each other at times; leaving messages in chalk.


The story begins in England, 1986.  A dismembered body is discovered.  A mysterious man comes to town.  Let's move forward to 2016.  Who's sending chalk messages?


First, I must say this novel has the potential of becoming a good screen psychological thriller. I was held captive once I began reading.  This story is intense and gripping.  Nothing is what it seems and with all its twists and turns, stopping at the end of a chapter wasn't an option.


 Tudor didn't skimp on the characterization.  Each character strongly described and just enough sub-characters to keep the story balanced.  


I'm glad I read The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor.  I look forward to reading more of this author's novels.


*Thank you Netgalley and Crown Publishing for the ARC.