The Burning Girls

The Burning Girls

The Chilling Richard and Judy Book Club Pick

Summary

THE CHILLING RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man, soon to be a major TV series

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

'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
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500 years ago: eight martyrs burned
30 years ago: two teenagers vanished
Two months ago: a vicar died mysteriously

Welcome to Chapel Croft.

For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it's a fresh start. New job, new home. But in a close-knit community old superstitions and a mistrust of outsiders mean treading carefully.

Yet right away Jack has more frightening concerns.

Why did no one say the last vicar killed himself? Why is Flo plagued by visions of burning girls? And who is sending them threatening messages?

Old ghosts with scores to settle can never rest. And Jack is standing in their way . . .
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'Tudor operates on the border between credulity and disbelief, creating an atmosphere of menace' Sunday Times

'A gothic, spine-tingling roller-coaster of a story . . . CJ Tudor is a master of horror' C.J. COOKE, author of The Nesting

'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

Reviews

  • 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

About the author

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.

C. J. Tudor's first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller and sold in over forty countries. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was also
a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel, The Other People. All three books are in development for TV. Her fourth novel, The Burning Girls, was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and has been adapted for television by award-winning screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt (creator of The Bridge and Marcella). It will debut on Paramount Plus in 2023. The Drift is her fifth novel and has also been optioned for the screen. C.J. Tudor is also the author of A Sliver of Darkness, a collection of short stories.

She lives in Sussex with her family.

Twitter @CJTudor

Facebook @CJTudorOfficial
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