The Burning Girls

The Burning Girls : The Chilling Richard and Judy Book Club Pick

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The darkly compelling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man, The Taking of Annie Thorne and The Other People, soon to be a major TV series

'Hypnotic and horrifying . . . Without doubt her best yet, The Burning Girls left me sleeping with the lights on' CHRIS WHITAKER, bestselling author of Waterstones Thriller of the Month We Begin at the End

'A gothic, spine-tingling roller-coaster of a story . . . CJ Tudor is a master of horror' C.J. COOKE, author of The Nesting
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500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death
30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without trace
Two months ago: the vicar committed suicide

Welcome to Chapel Croft.

For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it's supposed to be a fresh start. New job, new home. But, as Jack knows, the past isn't easily forgotten.

And in a close-knit community where the residents seem as proud as they are haunted by Chapel Croft's history, Jack must tread carefully. Ancient superstitions as well as a mistrust of outsiders will be hard to overcome.

Yet right away Jack has more frightening concerns.

Why is Flo plagued by visions of burning girls?
Who's sending them sinister, threatening messages?
And why did no one mention that the last vicar killed himself?

Chapel Croft's secrets lie deep and dark as the tomb. Jack wouldn't touch them if not for Flo - anything to protect Flo.

But the past is catching up with Chapel Croft - and with Jack. For old ghosts with scores to settle will never rest . . .
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'Tudor operates on the border between credulity and disbelief, creating an atmosphere of menace' Sunday Times

'A mesmerising and atmospheric page-turner, with plenty of shocks and a surprise twist for a finale. Her best novel yet' Sunday Express

'The best book yet from C. J. Tudor' Best

Praise for C. J. Tudor:

'C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next' Harlan Coben

'Britain's female Stephen King' Daily Mail

'A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner' J.P. Delaney

'Her books have the ability to simultaneously make you unable to stop reading while wishing you could bury the book somewhere deep underground where it can't be found. Compelling and haunting' Sunday Express

'Some writers have it, and some don't. C. J. Tudor has it big time' Lee Child

'A dark star is born' A. J. Finn
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 36mm | 629g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241371309
  • 9780241371305
  • 54,873

Review quote

Hypnotic and horrifying, C. J. Tudor held me captive with another truly terrifying tale. Without doubt her best yet, The Burning Girls left me sleeping with the lights on -- Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of Waterstones Thriller of the Month We Begin at the End Combines crime fiction with elements of gothic horror . . . Tudor operates on the border between credulity and disbelief, creating an atmosphere of menace * Sunday Times * A mesmerising and atmospheric page-turner, with plenty of shocks and a surprise twist for a finale. Her best novel yet * Sunday Express * The best book yet from C. J. Tudor * Best * A gothic, spine-tingling roller-coaster of a story that expertly weaves the tale of eight martyrs from 500 years ago with a contemporary narrative about a priest coming to terms with their past, The Burning Girls adds yet more evidence to the fact that C. J. Tudor is a master of horror -- C. J. Cooke It's definitely the best of Tudor's books to date, which says a lot. This is one talented author and her international reputation is well-deserved . . . This is a great novel for a dark night in a snowstorm -- Margaret Cannon * The Globe & Mail * This creepy, tense thriller, packed with twists and turns, keeps the reader immersed until the shocking conclusion * Candis * Chilling . . . Mixes real historical events with fictional horror and mystery * Herald * Best-selling author C. J. Tudor returns with another page-turner * Sunday Express * Mesmerising page-turner * Daily Record * A brilliantly twisty read * Crime Monthly * A real page-turner * Bella * Pacey, spooky . . . the twists keep coming * Literary Review * Creepy . . . Tudor throws everything at her reader in a complex plot * Choice Magazine * Praise for C. J. Tudor * - * C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next * Harlan Coben * If you like my stuff, you'll like this * Stephen King *
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About C. J. Tudor

C. J. Tudor's love of writing, especially the dark and macabre, started young. When her peers were reading Judy Blume, she was devouring Stephen King and James Herbert. Over the years she has had a variety of jobs, including trainee reporter, radio scriptwriter, dog walker, voiceover artist, television presenter, copywriter and, now, author. Her novels, The Chalk Man,The Taking of Annie Thorne and The Other People, were all Sunday Times bestsellers with rights sold in over forty countries.
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Rating details

12,440 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 32% (4,041)
4 45% (5,583)
3 18% (2,291)
2 3% (402)
1 1% (123)
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