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The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
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bookshelves: thriller-mystery

So I picked this book up for a video. Last year it was nominated for a Goodreads choice award, and my video involved reading all the finalists in the mystery/thriller category. The Chalk Man ended up not making it that far, so I tossed it in the black hole that is my TBR closet, never really intending to read it. Fast forward 5 months, with so many of you pushing me to give it a try- and guess what? You were right. This is one of my favourite mystery books I've read this year so shout out to all of you for convincing me not to just get rid of it.

This is one of my favourite thrillers I've read so far this year. We all know I love a domestic thriller in dual timelines where there's someone revealing the truth about their mysterious past. This one had total Stephen King vibes, set in the 80s with Eddie and his childhood friends- and then 20 years later we're following Eddie as an adult dealing with his past coming back to haunt him. There are creepy chalk drawings, unreliable characters, some predictable elements that I can get over due to their sharp timing, and just an overall well paced, smart narrative.
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Reading Progress

April 18, 2019 – Started Reading
April 20, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 30, 2019 – Shelved
April 30, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 1, 2019 – Shelved as: thriller-mystery

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Fela Velez I was surfing GR looking for my next read. I'm convinced to give this one a try.


Court Garris Total Stephen King vibes!!! Just finished it and I loved it!!!


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