Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings based on Waiting on Wednesday that was created and run by Breaking the Spine where each Wednesday you get to showcase a book that you are really looking forward to and that has yet to be released.
This week I’ve chosen:
The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor.
500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death
30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without trace
Two months ago: the vicar committed suicide
Welcome to Chapel Croft.
For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it’s supposed to be a fresh start. New job, new home. 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.
But the past is catching up with Chapel Croft – and with Jack. For old ghosts with scores to settle will never rest . . .
The Burning Girls is due for release in the UK by Michael Joseph on January 21st, 2021 and in the US by Ballantine Books on February 9th, 2021.
For you, US folks (the main cover is the UK cover, I’m a UK blogger, got to represent my own country) here is the US cover:
I’m a huge fan of C. J. Tudor and absolutely loved her previous three books, each is well worth a read, creepy, disturbing, thrilling and utterly brilliant. A new book by Tudor is something to look forward to, a flickering candle flame in the unending dark of the world and a ray of sunlight breaking through the murky clouds to offer a bit of brightness and cheer (though I want no brightness and cheer in the actual book, chilling, dark and sinister for the win). I have high hopes that The Burning Girls will be another stellar offering from one of my favourite authors.
I could wax lyrical about Tudor’s three other releases and tell you why you should read them, but I’m lazy and instead, I will link my reviews for you to check out.👍📚
- The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor.
- The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor.
- The Other People by C. J. Tudor.
About C. J. Tudor.
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 and has sold in over forty countries. Her second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, was a Sunday Times bestseller as was her third novel The Other People. She lives in Sussex with her family. Twitter @CJTudor Facebook @CJTudorOfficial
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