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  • Published: 21 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241371305
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $43.99

The Burning Girls

The Chilling Richard and Judy Book Club Pick

C. J. Tudor is back with her darkest, twistiest novel yet. Welcome to the small village of Chapel Croft where all your worst nightmares come true . . .

For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo Chapel Croft is supposed to be a fresh start. 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.

  • Published: 21 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241371305
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $43.99

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Praise for The Burning Girls

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

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 <i>We Begin at the End</i>

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

Pacey, spooky . . . the twists keep coming

Literary Review

Combines crime fiction with elements of gothic horror . . . Tudor operates on the border between credulity and disbelief, creating an atmosphere of menace

Sunday Times

This creepy, tense thriller, packed with twists and turns, keeps the reader immersed until the shocking conclusion


Best-selling author C. J. Tudor returns with another page-turner

Sunday Express

The best book yet from C. J. Tudor


A brilliantly twisty read

Crime Monthly

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

Sunday Express

A real page-turner


Creepy . . . Tudor throws everything at her reader in a complex plot

Choice Magazine

Chilling . . . Mixes real historical events with fictional horror and mystery


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

Mesmerising page-turner

Daily Record

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