Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates

Black Chalk

byChristopher J. Yates

Paperback | October 21, 2014

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A compulsively readable psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University, in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences -- with tragic results.
     One game. Six students. Five survivors.
      It was only ever meant to be a game. 
      A game of consequences, of silly forfeits, childish dares. A game to be played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University. But then the game changed: the stakes grew higher and the dares more personal, more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results. Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round.

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CHRISTOPHER J. YATES studied law at Wadham College, Oxford from 1990-93 and initially pursued a career in law before he began working in puzzles, representing the UK at the World Puzzle Championships. Since then he has worked as a freelance journalist, sub-editor and puzzles editor/compiler. In 2007 he moved to New York City with his w...
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Title:Black ChalkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.78 × 5.09 × 0.86 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099581620

ISBN - 13:9780099581628

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 • "An inventive and intricate psychological puzzle thriller that mystifies, torments, disturbs, beguiles... a powerfully intelligent debut." --Marcel Berlins, The Times  • "A truly chilling thriller, with campus-fun-gone-wrong echoes of Donna Tartt's The Secret History." --Psychologies • "[A] chilling debut... this is a thriller, a cautionary tale and a sobering exploration of unintended consequences rolled into one." --Daily Mail