Disturbing And Gripping
The Chalk Man by C.J Tudor is a compulsive dual time murder suspense that had me hooked.
Set in 1986 and 2016, the action hops backwards and forwards as the past collides with the present. The characters and the reader try to get the pieces to solve the crime.
The novel is brutal. The crime horrendous and the end jaw dropping. Not everyone is who you think they are. And sometimes the missing piece is right under your nose.
There are the hard hitting topics of sexual exploitation, bullying and hypocritical action. “They were chatting a lot of stuff about love but seemed full of hate.” There is also the sensitive subject of abortion. It is all realistically done and not pleasant reading at times.