Are you the superstitious kind? Do you easily walk through graveyards? Either way this is a book you do not want to miss out on.
A big thank you to @penguinbookssa for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Now as we all know, I can’t even watch a simple thriller without hiding behind my hands, much less a horror.
But in the case of this story, I was honestly suprised. I was convinced I was not going to survive this book. That I’ll chicken out. And I nearly did.
But I am honestly super excited that I stuck with it.
This book was really intense. Like keep the lights on all night intense.
The eerie atmosphere from the old chapel and graveyeard gave me goosebumps. The intensity of Tudor’s writing had me sippung tea for my nerves instead of my usual caffeine kick. My nerves were shot. For me this was the adrenaline equivalent of a bungee jump (or atleast what I imagine it to be – fear of heights and all)
Tudor masterfully created this setting and story, alternating between present and past to weave this incredible tapestry built around the legend of the Burning Girls.
Following the story of Reverend Jack Brooks, we find ourselves in the country side of England. Small town charm meets small town superstitions in this creepy chapel and graveyard setting. Chapel Croft has a secret. But so does Reverend Jack. When the burning girls start showing up, it’s just a matter of time before all secrets are revealed.
And the plot twist at the end – I have no words. It absolutely blew my mind. I definitely did not see it coming.
So if you’re in the market for a creepy, intense read I definitely recommend getting yourself a copy of this book. It’s definitely worth it
About this book:
Published February 9th 2021 by Ballantine Books
Original Title The Burning Girls
ISBN 198482502X (ISBN13: 9781984825025)
500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death
30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without a trace.
Two months ago: a vicar committed suicide
Welcome to Chapel Croft
For Reverend Jack Brooks and teenage daugther 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 residents seem 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 is 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…
This comes highly recommended for fans of Stephen King