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QBD Reviews: The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor

Have you checked out our January Book of the Month yet? C.J. Tudor's debut novel, The Chalk Man, follows a group of friends haunted by a grisly childhood find.

Emily from our Geelong store sums it up perfectly for you:

Stephen King's 'IT' meets crime fiction in this nerve-wracking page-turner. It's hard to believe that this is Tudor's first book, but I've made room on my shelf for her future thrillers! As a fan of the netflix series Stranger Things, this novel gave me a mystery vibe from the very beginning - nothing adds up, and the time jumps left me biting my nails the whole way through. A definite must-read! 4 stars.

But don't just take our word for it, let the author tell you about it herself!

#TheChalkMan is available in store now. Be sure to grab a copy of this awesome thriller next time you visit!

Have you read The Poet?

Michael Connelly's The Poet is our April Book Of The Month! At only $12.99, it's great value!

What an experience! The Poet is a rollercoaster ride - a whole bunch of twists and turns and tiny, misleading drops that build up to the final plummet. This is a novel that kept me turning page after page, wanting to puzzle out whodunnit. I thought I was oh so clever following the hints in between the lines but boy was I wrong! A definite must read for lovers of John Grisham and David Baldacci! - Karen C., Tweed heads QBD

The Golden Child: Our Gripping Book Of the Month!

Our February Book of the Month is receiving rave reviews!
(and it's not too late to grab a copy!)

golden kidThe Golden Child is a gripping novel easily devoured in a day. Wendy James makes you question everything about parenting, and really makes you wonder whether good parents can have bad children. A must read for fans of Liane Moriarty, this book brings you in to the world of both parents and children going through the trials and tribulations of school life: moving to a new town, making friends, fitting in, and bullying. This book is an excellent read that you won't want to put down! - Danielle, QBD Robina

 

Australian author Wendy James casts a sharp eye over the anxieties of being a parent, especially when a child may not be as perfect as they seem. With alternating perspectives and blog posts throughout, the characters' lives are entwined in the midst of a shocking turn of events. This suspenseful novel offers a fascinating portrayal of the relationship between parents and teens - it gripped me from beginning to end! - Eugenia, QBD Miranda

Have you read our Book of the Month?

Our February Book of the Month, The Golden Child, is flying off the shelf,

and is one of our hottest reads this year! Have you picked up a copy yet?


golden kid"But now she must rethink everything. Because if good children are proof of good parenting, then what about bad children?"

The Golden Child is a clever and original depiction of family life in all its fragility. Wendy James leads her audience as if blindfolded through a complex tale of tenuous friendships, parental expectation and ignorance. Just when you think you've successfully navigated this surprisingly honest and at times brutal portrayal of bullying and harassment, James removes the blindfold leaving us even more in the dark about what drives these complex characters. Slightly darker than Liane Moriarty's novels but one her readers will also enjoy. -Nola,  QBD Fountain Gate

I settled down to read The Golden Child, and before I knew it, I was 100 pages in  and thoroughly invested in the story. Wendy James has written a sharp, clever, and engaging story, with an unnerving plot. I particularly love her snark when writing the comments on Beth's online alter-ego's blog - there are definitely a few recognisable commenters in there! - Maddie, QBD Toombul

QBD’s February Book of the Month: Wendy James’ The Golden Child!

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The Golden Child is a compelling domestic thriller that will keep you up all night, turning the pages with anticipation! The story cleverly weaves in multiple perspectives and examines the complexities of parenting in the digital age with confronting candor. Wendy James delves into the world of cyber-bullying with revelations throughout the chapters that had me gasping in shock. It will have you asking yourself if you can ever truly know someone, even your own child.
If you are a fan of Liane Moriarty, you simply can't miss out on this riveting read!

- Ellie, QBD Darwin