The Burning Girls: The Chilling Richard and Judy Book Club Pick

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 21, 2021 - Fiction - 416 pages

THE MOST TERRIFYING BOOK YOU'LL READ THIS HALLOWEEN . . . THE RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK

'SOME WRITERS HAVE IT, AND SOME DON'T, C.J. TUDOR HAS IT BIG TIME' LEE CHILD
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When Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo move to Chapel Croft, they're far from welcome.

The closed-off community, deeply suspicious of outsiders, is watching them carefully.

Yet Jack has more frightening concerns.

Rumours of the town's secrets are spreading like wildfire, while strange happenings haunt Jack and Flo's every move.

The past is catching up with Chapel Croft - and with Jack - and it's darker than anyone could have feared . . .
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'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

'I was scared out of my mind' 5***** READER REVIEW

'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

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

'A dark star is born' A. J. Finn

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User Review  - RevJTK - LibraryThing

This is the first book by Tudor that I've read. I picked it up because of the main character--Jack, a vicar in a small English countryside chapel--since my own profession is that of an ordained pastor ... Read full review

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User Review  - ToriC90 - LibraryThing

I had so much fun reading this! One of the twists I’m kicking myself for because I feel like I should’ve known but the author did a good job of throwing so much other stuff at me that I missed it ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

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.

Her first novel, The Chalk Man, was a Sunday Times bestseller, has sold in over forty countries and will be developed into a six-part drama with BBC Studios Production. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was also a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel The Other People. Her fourth novel, The Burning Girls, was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and is being adapted for TV by award-winning screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of The Bridge and Marcella.

She lives in Sussex with her family.

Twitter @CJTudor

Facebook @CJTudorOfficial

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