The Burning Girls by CJ Tudor – review!


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 . . .

About the author

C. J. Tudor lives with her partner and young daughter. Her 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 and sold in thirty-nine territories.

My thoughts

I love, love, love, an eerie supernatural and ‘The Burning Girls’ was all that and more. I don’t think I’ve read a book at such a speed in ages. I love horror. I adore an atmospheric building. I crave a cast of characters who have a lot to hide. This book fulfilled everything!

Jack and Flo’s relationship was fabulous to follow. I enjoyed the dynamics between teenager and parent. Their past had me as gripped as what was happening in the present.

There was no end of creepiness in the small village with the chilling church. It too had a past, one that had me turning the pages in anticipation of what I might find out next. As always, CJ Tudor paints a wonderful picture of the setting. I saw it in my mind and I could feel it too. At times, I almost shivered. Eeking hell!

The surrounding cast of characters were superbly developed and each one of them had me guessing. If you love supernatural horror and mystery, you cannot afford to miss out on reading ‘The Burning Girls.’ Boom – just read it!

Thanks for reading!

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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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