Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

The Tall Man

The Tall Man

YOU DON’T FIND HIM… HE FINDS YOU.

‘THE MUST-READ SUMMER CHILLER’ – Daily Express

‘GENUINELY SCARY’ – Observer

‘IF YOU READ JUST ONE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THIS YEAR – MAKE IT THE TALL MAN’ – CultureFly

The Tall Man is an ADDICTIVE and UNFORGETTABLE blend of psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills that will be perfect for fans of Stephen King, Ruth Ware, Sarah Pinborough’s BEHIND HER EYES. If you love STRANGER THINGS, prepare to be haunted by THE TALL MAN.

A SENSELESS MURDER. A TERRIFYING LEGEND. A FAMILY HAUNTED.


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…
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 14th June 2018

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781472249258

Reviews

Brilliant, chilling and compelling. I can't stop thinking about it!
Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
Outstanding. A chilling, relentless and needle-sharp thriller that will stay with you long after you reach the final page
Cara Hunter, author of R&J bestseller Close to Home
Genuinely scary contemporary novels are rare but Phoebe Locke's debut - a taut, complex but brilliantly constructed supernatural thriller - is not one to be read alone at bedtime [...] The writing is deft, the twists unpredictable, the tension unrelenting. Recommended
Metro
This was so good, and the twists utterly brilliant! Loved it!
Amanda Reynolds
What a creepy and compelling debut - fantastic!
Fiona Cummins, Rattle
If you read just one psychological suspense novel this year, make it Phoebe Locke's The Tall Man. A creepy legend, the disappearance of a young mother and a teenage girl acquitted of murder... think that sounds like a recipe for a brilliant summer thriller? You're right. Simmering with eerie mystery and dark tension, it'll have you checking under the bed before you turn off the light. The Tall Man should be right at the top of your June '18 TBR list.
Culturefly
I could not put this book down! A deliciously dark, twisty, absorbing plot which masterfully blurs the line between imagination and reality, this will stay with you long after you've read the final page
Lucy Foley, author of The Invitation
Loved this book. Utterly creepy and atmospheric
Colette McBeth, author of The Life I Left Behind
A must-read this summer!
Emily Gunnis, The Girl in the Letter
Mesmerizing and terrifying - The Tall Man more than lives up to the hype
Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks
Spine-tingling... It cleverly veers between that which is real and imagined, leaving the reader to make their own mind up as to who - or what - is really behind this creepy tale of psychological suspense
Susan Swarbrick, The Herald
So chilling I had to put it aside for the few days I was home alone... Genuinely scary, The Tall Man carefully walks the line between psychosis and the paranormal, never quite letting the reader know its truth
Alison Flood, Observer
This summer's scariest thriller. If you liked Emma Cline's cult hit The Girls, you'll love The Tall Man - an addictive blend of psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills
Stylist
A gripping blend of dark psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills
iNews
Set to become a must-read summer chiller
Daily Express
Chilling
Bella
A compelling story that is original, cleverly plotted and brilliantly told. I was totally hooked
Rachel Abbott, author of Only the Innocent
From the second I opened this book, I wanted to know the truth about the Tall Man. Was he real? What did he make people do? Was it possible to escape? I couldn't put the book down until I knew. An unsettling, original page-turner you'll still be thinking about long after you reach the end
Amy Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls
Absolutely brilliant - bravo
Cass Green, In a Cottage in a Wood
A really superior, creepy, insidious thriller. I loved it
Hannah Beckerman
Twisty, creepy and very, very unsettling, it was worth every minute of lost sleep!
Lisa Hall, Between You and Me
Do not use this book as a cure for insomnia. It turns shadows into threats. A brilliantly creepy, twisty story
Julia Crouch, author of Her Husband's Lover
So creepy and chilling. Loved it!
Laura Marshall, Friend Request
I absolutely smashed through this book. Terrifying and incredibly well written. If you're in the mood for something truly unnerving, you HAVE to read this!
Darren O'Sullivan, Our Little Secret
Loved it
Jane Fallon