The Burning Girls

The Burning Girls

A Novel

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"An unconventional vicar moves to a remote corner of the English countryside, only to discover a community haunted by death and disappearances both past and present--and intent on keeping its dark secrets--in this explosive, unsettling thriller from acclaimed author C. J. Tudor. Welcome to Chapel Croft. Five hundred years ago, eight protestant martyrs were burned at the stake here. Thirty years ago, two teenage girls disappeared without a trace. And two months ago, the vicar of the local parish killed himself. Reverend Jack Brooks, a single parent with a fourteen-year-old daughter and a heavy conscience, arrives in the village hoping to make a fresh start and find some peace. Instead, Jack finds a town mired in secrecy and a strange welcome package: an old exorcism kit and a note quoting scripture. "But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known." The more Jack and daughter Flo get acquainted with the town and its strange denizens, the deeper they are drawn into their rifts, mysteries, and suspicions. And when Flo is troubled by strange sightings in the old chapel, it becomes apparent that there are ghosts here that refuse to be laid to rest. But uncovering the truth can be deadly in a village where everyone has something to protect, everyone has links with the village's bloody past, and no one trusts an outsider"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2021]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781984825025
9781984825032
Characteristics: 333 pages ; 24 cm

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Rev. Jack Brooks is abruptly transferred from her inner city parish in Nottingham to an isolated rural hamlet in the south of England after she is blamed for the death of an abused child. In Chapel Croft, Jack and her 15-year-old daughter Flo find a dilapidated chapel and cottage lacking basic mo... Read More »

Rev. Jack Brooks is abruptly transferred from her inner city parish in Nottingham to an isolated rural hamlet in the south of England after she is blamed for the death of an abused child. In Chapel Croft, Jack and her 15-year-old daughter Flo find a dilapidated chapel and cottage lacking basic mo... Read More »


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finn75
Apr 05, 2021

A small English village with lots of secrets. A Reverend and her daughter try and escape a troubled past only to be confronted with murder and mayhem. Lots of twists. An excellent who dunnit!

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vsv38
Mar 26, 2021

Outstanding. I believe this will be one of the Top 10 Crime/Mystery Novels of 2021.

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genepy
Mar 15, 2021

Suspenseful, fast , intriguing , the perfect thriller with twists and turns and a sharp, witty , resourceful protagonist the reader cannot help to fall for . Dark but far from grim thanks to her.

debwalker Feb 20, 2021

When you're the new vicar and a single mother in a creepy English village....

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