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The Chalk Man

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 352 Seiten
Informationen zum Autor C. J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham, where she still lives with her partner and yo... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Informationen zum Autor C. J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham, where she still lives with her partner and young daughter. Her love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert. Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author. Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in thirty-nine territories. Klappentext Front Tip In 'Tense, skilful storytelling' Ali Land, bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me '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 'Gripping' Cecelia Ahern, bestselling author of P.S. I Love You 'A page-turning thriller that draws simple but terrifying lines about evil and the haunting nature of childhood' Julia Heaberlin, bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans 'Completely engrossing. Puts me in mind of Stephen King's The Body' John Boyne, bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 'Impossible to put down, cleverly constructed and executed' Ragnar Jónasson, author of the bestselling Dark Iceland series 'Insightful, clever, thoughtful, mysterious, gripping, nostalgic and utterly compelling. This book has bestseller written all over it' C. L. Taylor, bestselling author of The Missing 'Compelling, taut and so very, very chilling. This book will haunt you!' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Last Seen Alive Zusammenfassung The Chalk Man is coming . . . PREORDER NOW. IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR MAKE IT THIS ONE. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD . . . 'If you like my stuff, you'll like this' STEPHEN KING 'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times ________________ 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? ________________ '[I] haven't had a sleepless night due to a book in a long time. The Chalk Man changed that' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child 'Completely engrossing. Reminiscent of those unsettling Stephen King stories of childhood' John Boyne author of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas 'A must-read' Daily Express 'Deliciously creepy with a side order of Eighties nostalgia' Good Housekeeping 'Plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small-town-life in the 1980s . . . a riveting read' Guardian 'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciou...

Autorentext

C. J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham, where she still lives with her partner and young daughter. Her love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert.

Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author.

Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in thirty-nine territories.



Klappentext

Front Tip In

'Tense, skilful storytelling' Ali Land, bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me

'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

'Gripping' Cecelia Ahern, bestselling author of P.S. I Love You

'A page-turning thriller that draws simple but terrifying lines about evil and the haunting nature of childhood' Julia Heaberlin, bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans

'Completely engrossing. Puts me in mind of Stephen King's The Body' John Boyne, bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

'Impossible to put down, cleverly constructed and executed' Ragnar Jónasson, author of the bestselling Dark Iceland series

'Insightful, clever, thoughtful, mysterious, gripping, nostalgic and utterly compelling. This book has bestseller written all over it' C. L. Taylor, bestselling author of The Missing

'Compelling, taut and so very, very chilling. This book will haunt you!' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Last Seen Alive



Zusammenfassung

The Chalk Man is coming . . . PREORDER NOW.
____________

IF YOU ONLY READ ONE BOOK THIS YEAR MAKE IT THIS ONE.
____________


It was only meant to be a game . . .


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?

____________

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR THE STEEL DAGGER, BEST THRILLER AWARD . . .

'A must-read' Daily Express

'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending' Sunday Times

'Deliciously creepy with a side order of Eighties nostalgia' Good Housekeeping

'Plenty of plot twists and an evocative portrait of small-town-life in the 1980s . . . a riveting read' Guardian

'There are shades of Stephen King when the reality bends into the sinister, and a deliciously creepy finale' Daily Mail

'Wonderfully creepy - like a cold blade on the back of your neck' LEE CHILD

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Chalk Man
Untertitel: apos;If you like my stuff, you'll like this' STEPHEN KING
Autor:
EAN: 9781405930956
ISBN: 978-1-4059-3095-6
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 352
Gewicht: 258g
Größe: H22mm x B196mm x T136mm
Jahr: 2018