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Chalk it

I reviewed Perfect Girlfriend and Too Close to Breathe just recently ahead of today's event in Bolton. My copy of Chalk Man arrived on Monday and I read it just in time to meet the wonderful authors we had. Bear in mind we have signed copies at a Tenner use the Paypal and say where to send (Free PnP) as I've said we are trying to steer you to ethical online convenience and cut the 20% unpaid taxes issue...

So, what can I say...

As near to Stephen King as you can or would want to get, and that is a huge accolade. a truly jaw-dropping mental meisterwork from Cassie Tudor. For a debut, it is stunning.

As an original, thought provoking and damn near unguessable 'whodunnit' it is a genuine 10.9999/10

Such a simple yet utterly terrifying read, set 50/50 in 1986 and 2016 in a small town near Bournemouth. Evoking memories both good and bad of adolescence and subtlety tinged with social commentary it is astonishingly easy to read and yet seriously scary.

What seems like a harmless passing of messages and making the most of the last summer before entering older school and all it's perils, the gang of 5 with their quaintly ideal nicknames bounce around unfamously...

but, in a way they are stuck in the middle of a media frenzy, albeit on a small scale... that's why it's so damn fine.

The counterpoint of wasted lives and separating from the past and yet constantly haunted by it, is so well done.

The twists and payoffs are exceptional.

I'd love to 'spoil it' but I've promised not to!

A gift unwanted leads them to do and witness some utterly atrocious goings on, woods need exclusion zones! The premise of a different coloured chalk each and hieroglyphic messages and stick men... is so simple and effective. It's just the sort of Bogeyman effect that CJ creates that blows you away. Truly do read this and be ready for her next one...

Also do read Perfect Girlfriend and Too Close to Breathe especially whilst I have 3 signed copies of each at a Tenner each...