THE CHALK MAN is C.J. Tudor’s debut novel and it’s scaring the wits out of just about everyone who reads it … including moi.

2018 will definitely be remembered as the year of the psychological thriller. THE CHALK MAN(Crown)by C.J. Tudor is the third novel I’ve read this year that has scared the day lights out of me and we’ve only just entered the third week of January.

It’s a compelling psychological suspense story that weaves a mystery about a childhood game that goes dangerously wrong, and keeps readers guessing right up to the shocking ending. Time flashes back and forth between 1986 and 2016.

Eddie and his friends are kids on the cusp of adolescence. They spend their days biking around looking for any kind of excitement they can get into and annoying just about anyone who comes across their paths. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. NEVER!

C.J. Tudor has created a creepy, tightly wound plot and characters you won’t soon forget in THE CHALK MAN. Chances are the clever readers will like the surprise ending. I look forward to reading more from C.J. Tudor, even though I’m already afraid.



C.J. Tudor lives in Nottingham, England, with her partner and three-year-old daughter. THE CHALK MAN is her first novel.

Check C.J.  out on twitter @cjtudor

We have one copy of THE CHALK MAN to giveaway. Just tells us your fondest memories of the 1980’s …. if you weren’t around, make it up! We’ll announce a winner soon.


8 thoughts on “THE CHALK MAN by C.J. Tudor & GIVEAWAY

  1. The music of the 80s is still the best music. We still go to concerts of bands from the 80s. It definitely was not the puffy hair or clothes!


  2. I turned 18 in 1980 and made the big move to California from Illinois all by myself , following my heart to be with a man I was deeply in love with, and the 80s were a turbulent rollercoaster ride for me. I survived it! Gosh I was brave then! I have become so practical now!


  3. If my memory is correct and it actually was the 80’s, I think it was leg warmers and go-for-the-burn exercise video with Jane Fonda ha ha ha.


  4. I was a teenager in the 80’s. My fondest memory is the Big Hair. I am waiting for it to come back in style!


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