In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.
In 2016, Eddie is fully grown and thinks he’s put his past behind him, but then he gets a letter in the mail containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank–until one of them turns up dead. That’s when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.
WOW!!! This is one of the best books I have read so far this year in its genre! After reading reviews of this book, I decided to go ahead and give it a try as most things I heard or read about the book were very positive. I was slightly hesitant to give it a whirl as I was nervous that it had been over-hyped and I would already know too much about the book. Well I was wrong… I vastly enjoyed it. There were so many twists and turns and the ending, I did not see coming. I was fairly sure I had it figured out and while I was kind of right, there was more too it than what I thought. I found the writing to be amazing and complex. I believe this is a debut book by this author, and if it is… it reads like someone whom has written for a long time. I would definitely give this book 5 stars.