The Burning Girls: A Novel

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Reverend Jack Brooks and daughter Flo move to Chapel Croft after a scandal at their last parish. Chapel Croft is famous for its Protestant martyrs, burned at the stake five hundred years ago. Two of the martyrs burned were young girls and people say you can still see them every now and then. The first thing they tell you when you move to Chapel Croft is that The Burning Girls appear to those in trouble. Jack, along with everyone else in this town, has so many secrets. But like the note that comes with the exorcism kit Jack receives as a welcome gift says, “But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.” Secrets don’t stay buried forever and sometimes they come to the surface quite violently.

The plot is thrilling and incredibly creepy. While many questions are answered, you are still left with quite a few at the end, making you want more. The twists are great, even though they aren’t completely surprising. The Christian theology in this book was way off base and not accurate at all. If you can get past that, I highly recommend this dark thriller.

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Author C. J. Tudor
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publish Date 2021-Feb-09
ISBN 9781984825025 Buy this Book
Issue March 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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