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The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

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An unconventional vicar must exorcise the dark past of a remote village haunted by death and disappearances in this explosive and unsettling thriller from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man.

A dark history lingers in Chapel Croft. Five hundred years ago, Protestant martyrs were betrayed—then burned. Thirty years ago, two teenage girls disappeared without a trace. And a few weeks ago, the vicar of the local parish hanged himself in the nave of the church.

Reverend Jack Brooks, a single parent with a fourteen-year-old daughter and a heavy conscience, arrives in the village hoping for a fresh start. Instead, Jack finds a town rife with conspiracies and secrets, and is greeted with a strange welcome package: an exorcism kit and a note that warns, “But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known.”

The more Jack and daughter, Flo, explore the town and get to know its strange denizens, the deeper they are drawn into the age-old rifts, mysteries, and suspicions. And when Flo begins to see specters of girls ablaze, it becomes apparent there are ghosts here that refuse to be laid to rest.

Uncovering the truth can be deadly in a village with a bloody past, where everyone has something to hide and no one trusts an outsider.

 

Condition: New

Hardcover, Published February 9, 2021 by Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9781984825025

 

2 reviews for The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

  1. Kaylie

    CJ Tudor has done it again! The Burning Girls was a knock-out read that the reader isn’t going to want to put down. Taking place in the small community of Chapel Croft, the newest vicar Jack Brooks and her daughter Flo are about to find out what evil lurks in this tragic farming town. With a history of martyrs being burned 500 years ago, to disappearing girls, Chapel Croft is bound to be cooking up some more delicious dread for when Jack and Flo arrive.

    Jack is an interesting character full of secrets despite that she is a woman of God. She is incredibly flawed and that is what makes her such a likeable character. Flo is just as eccentric and while they are quite different from each other, Tudor did a great job at showing the similarities between mother and daughter. Tudor touches on topics such as religion, faith, family, and the mother-daughter relationship, all of which are pertinent to the story. While it may seem like The Burning Girls is a heavily religious read, Tudor has emphasized faith in that you don’t need to be a religious person to have faith, something a lot of readers may find comfort in.

    Tudor is a phenomenal writer and has a way of being able to suck a reader into the world she writes about. While there can be some redundancy issues, The Burning Girls overall is an entertaining thriller that will keep the reader hooked until the very end. Tudor manages to weave a twisted tale without giving anything away until she is ready to do so. The Burning Girls is a quick read with short chapters so the reader will have no issue flying through multiple chapters in one sitting. It would’ve been interesting to see more of the history incorporated in The Burning Girls, as the synopsis places an emphasis on the history of 500 years ago but doesn’t quite go in-depth like the reader may be expecting. Otherwise, this is a unique story that will leave the reader waiting impatiently until Tudor’s next novel.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  2. Chandra

    THE BURNING GIRLS has officially made its way to my favorite book by Tudor. Immediately immersive, this is a hard book to put down. Plus, you just canNOT help but to fall in love with Jack.. and especially Flo. I also have a tendency to put vicars or any leader in a religious capacity to be… as close to perfect as you can in terms of doing good and being perfect.. see? I can’t even express it correctly. What I’m trying to get to … is that Jack, as vicar, shows this side of being flawed and “regular human” I am constantly surprised at. I know, I know. I’m learning. Leave me alone. Back to the book. Jack made me smile quite a few times with some of her inner monologue.

    There is such great atmosphere in this read. Freakin’ small towns with everyone in everyone’s business – especially with the new residents. An old house and chapel and creepy areas to explore. I really wish I could’ve gone exploring with Flo! I mean, Tudor, couldn’t you have maybe included some of the photos she took as a bonus? 😉

    I truly loved everything about this story. I did NOT see a few things that were thrown at me and at one point my skin puckered up with goosies. Well done. **applause** The last few chapters really come full circle and we learn a LOT about how these characters are linked and holy WTF. Now, I will say that, in my humble opinion, that the epilogue was just unnecessary and I feel like I’m left wanting a bit with regards to a certain character… I literally made that claw hand you do when you grab your face like WHAT. And even with these things, I still swiped my last swipe on my Kindle a very happy girl. WHEW! I needed some creepy, morbid reading and this fit the bill.

    Go grab your copy and lets discuss!!
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