In the year 1986, Eddie and his friends had been regular kids. They
ride their bikes and hang out around the community while avoiding the
older bullies. They create a special
secret code between themselves: small chalk stick figures that only
they can understand with each of the kids having their own color.
However, one day their secret code leads them to a
gruesome murder with a missing head. In the year 2016, Eddie is fully
grown and left those
childhood memories in the past. However, he receives a message in the
mail with a chalk figure. He finds himself facing the demons of his
childhood. What does the code mean? Who is sending the code? Is the code
connected to the murder?
The novel alternates between past and present for Eddie. The readers are given A dark, thrilling novel that left me in suspense. It was an interesting read that kept me guessing until the end, even
though some portions left me stumped. I felt like it shows how the
things we regret affect us as we grow up and even how it affects our
behaviors and reactions. A great read for a stormy day!