For those who love a little mystery and intrigue in their winter reads, we've got the book for you. Together with Crown Publishing, Murder & Mayhem is giving away 25 copies of The Chalk Man—C.J. Tudor's debut novel.
The story follows Eddie as he reflects on his childhood, when he and his friends would communicate using chalk stick figure drawings in their sleepy English village. It was all fun and games, until one of the drawings led them straight to a dismembered body. 30 years later, Eddie and his friends are once again haunted by a chalk man drawing—and they'll have to figure out what really happened all those years ago if they hope to survive.
About the Book
A riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry, and will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending
In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. 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.
In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank . . . until one of them turns up dead.
That's when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.
Expertly alternating between flashbacks and the present day, The Chalk Man is the very best kind of suspense novel, one where every character is wonderfully fleshed out and compelling, where every mystery has a satisfying payoff, and where the twists will shock even the savviest reader.
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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by 12/5/17.