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Book Review: Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates


A dangerous game of consequences.

Oxford. There are six friends who decide to partake in a new game. But this game isn’t like any other. There are consequences and forfeits designed to test how well the friends can cope under pressure and humiliation. It’s a game that ruins friendships, brings people closer together and even results in death, and all played under the watchful eye of the mysterious Game Soc.

And the prize? Well, money, of course, but also, worryingly, freedom. Because those who lose will never be free from the ever mounting presence of Game Soc. And if you don’t comply, your life will be ruined.

Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players much come together to decide once and for all who the winner is.
Told from the perspective of one of the players, the story switches between past and present with an interesting and unforeseen twist at the end. Don’t be fooled by what you read, not everything is as it seems.

A highly enjoyable read from start to finish with an intriguing plotline and lovable characters, Black Chalk is a must read for people who enjoy thrillers set in old universities.

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