An exciting new voice on the crime block.

C.J. Tudor's - 'The Chalk Man' out now!

THE book people will talk about in 2018!

The stunning debut novel from C.J. Tudor

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?

So begins the gripping debut crime novel from C.J. Tudor. Penguin have started 2018 on a serious high with this fascinating psychological drama. For this lamenting the great novels of Minette Walters, then you would do no better than reading The Chalk Man.

'What a great book. A twisty thriller and downright creepy ending. 5 stars' Sarah Pinborough, the bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes.

'The grip the past has on the present reveals itself in ever more sinister and macabre ways. The Chalk Man kept me guessing all the way to the end' Fiona Neil, bestselling author of The Betrayals.

'A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending. (Sunday Times Crime Club)

Now read our review of The Chalk Man which is currently our Fresh Blood for January 2018.

C.J. Tudor: Biography

C.J. Tudor was born in Salisbury and grew up in Nottingham where she still lives with her partner and young daughter. Her love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert.

Over the years she has held a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, shop assistant, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and now, author.

The Chalk Man is her first novel.

Photo: Bill Walters