The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke

Book Review


1990: In the darkest woods, three girls devote themselves to a sinister figure.

2000: A young mother disappears, leaving behind her husband and baby daughter.

2018: A teenage girl is charged with murder, and her trial will shock the world.

Three chilling events, connected by the shadow he casts. 

He is the Tall Man. He can make you special…

My thoughts:

A whodunnit/ghost story/psychological thriller all rolled into one.

We start in present day with the making of a documentary about a murder.

We meet 18 year old Amber Banner who has been on trial, for the murder, but for the murder of whom?

We skip to 1990 and learn of the tale of The Tall Man an urban legend told in playgrounds in the UK.

We know someone is going to be killed. Who? We have a spooky man in the woods taking girls. Is he real? 😮😮

This book had me engaged right from the very beginning, chilling, mysterious and engrossing. I couldn’t put it down.

The book flows through different time lines, meeting Amber’s parents and we gradually learn , with wonderful chills and suspense, of the tragic story of the Banner family.

I throughly enjoyed this book, great writing and characters, that you really get a feel for. The different time lines merged together really well allowing the story to unfold before your eyes.

Would highly recommend.

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