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‘I’m dreaming about girls, always girls. Mutilated. Abused. Tortured. Killed.
I see their faces; their sad, broken bodies. Why do we hate our girls so much that history echoes with their screams and the earth
is pitted with their unmarked graves?’

A small town, a dark past, a dangerous present . . .  Welcome to Chapel Croft . . .  C. J. Tudor’s highly anticipated new novel, The Burning Girls, is published on the 21st of January, to celebrate we’re offering you the chance to win a Zoom chat with C. J. and a personalised short story written by the Queen of Creepy.


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1. Pre-order your copy of The Burning Girls

2. Send proof of purchase to cjtudorcomp@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk

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  1. This prize draw is open to UK residents (with the exception of residents in Northern Ireland) aged 21 years or over, with the exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  2. Entries must be received by 20/01/2021 at 23.59 GMT. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and will not be counted. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
  3. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  4. To enter pre-order your copy of C.J. Tudor’s The Burning Girls (ISBN: 9780241371305) and email your proof of purchase (scan, photo or copy of email confirmation) to cjtudorcomp@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk and enter your details on the online form found at XXX. A proof of purchase is a pre-order receipt or invoice from any UK (excluding Northern Ireland) bookshop including independent retailers, Waterstones, Amazon, WHSmith and supermarkets. Please do not include any banking or card details with your proof of purchase.
  5. All correctly completed entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place on 25/01/2021. The first entry drawn at random by an independent person will be the winner. A further 5 runner-ups will also be drawn.
  6. The prize for the winner is a Skype or Zoom call with C.J. Tudor on a date and time to be confirmed by the Promoter and a bespoke short story written by C.J. Tudor for the winner which the Promoter will print and bind for the winner. The short story written by C.J. Tudor is personal to the winner only and must not be posted online in whole or in part, sold or reproduced in any way. The copyright in the short story will remain with C.J. Tudor. The winner will receive their prize by August 2021 to allow sufficient time for the Author to write it.
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  10. runners up will each receive a hardback copy of The Burning Girls each with a personalised message.
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  • The Burning Girls

  • 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

    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 . . .

    '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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