Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all well. Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the blog tour for C.J. Tudor’s debut novel, ‘The Chalk Man’. Thanks so much to Penguin Random House for the opportunity! So, here goes…
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?
About the Author
C.J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and now lives in Nottingham. Her love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, waitress, radio scriptwriter, shop assistant, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and now author. ‘The Chalk Man’ is her first novel and was published on 11th January 2018.
‘The Chalk Man’ is a creepy, dark horror book which details the crimes committed by the chalk man. The story begins many years later, in which a new crime has come to light, and the protagonist Eddie must delve into his past to solve the mystery…
I really enjoyed the complex narrative structure throughout the novel. It is narrated in both the present day and the past, which is thirty years prior. It’s really interesting to read all about how the events of the past influence the present, and how Eddie and his friends are haunted by their pasts. Throughout the novel, both narratives increase in momentum and come together at the end, reaching an almighty climax.
There are many thriller elements employed throughout the novel, such as increasing suspense, mystery, red herrings, plot twists and much more. It’s a novel firmly placed in the thriller genre, but also contains some elements that belong to the horror genre. It’s a fusion of many different styles and interests, making for an extremely interesting and unique novel.
This is a very good read, and I urge those of you who are more into books in the horror genre to read this!
Happy reading 🙂