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The Burning Girls Reviews

The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor

The Burning Girls

C. J. Tudor

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1 review

Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 21 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9780241371305
4 stars out of 5
Joan Smith
8 Jan 2021

"combines crime fiction with elements of gothic horror, set in and around a creepy village churchyard in Sussex"

The village’s claim to fame dates back to the 16th century, when eight Protestants were burnt at the stake during the reign of Queen Mary. Every year this event is commemorated by the burning of twig dolls, representing the two youngest victims, but it is also an unintended reminder of the unsolved disappearance of two young girls much more recently. Tudor operates on the border between credulity and disbelief, creating an atmosphere of menace from the moment Flo and her mother arrive.