The chalk man.
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, 2018.
ISBN: 0718187431 9780718187439 (hbk): 12.99
Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over.
No. of reservations: 0
Not sure it comes into the 'if you read only one book this year' category, but it is a blisteringly entertaining and intriguing story - I read it in two days and yes, I did find the twist on the very last page quite stunning. Pretty good stuff for a first novel I reckon.