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The Burning Girls

The Burning Girls

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500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death
30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without trace
Two months ago: the vicar committed suicide

  • ISBN: 978-0241371305
  • Genre: Horror

What you need to know before your trail

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?

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Welcome to Chapel Croft, Sussex and The Burning Girls

A horror story set in a fictional village but inspired by a real place and a real story.

This is a story about Chapel Croft and its dark religious history. In the  real life story, the burning of several people in the 16th century known as the Sussex Martyrs  were burned at the stake during Queen Mary’s purge of the Protestants.

Chapel Croft is the village in the novel which commemorates this gory yet historical event. As the newcomer to the village discovers, little twig dolls are found in and around the village and on the anniversary of this purge, they are burned.

The setting, the history, the macabre burnings….all blend together to create a stunning scene stealing and utterly frightening world.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Burning Girls

Destination/location: Sussex, ‘Chapel Croft’  Author/guide: C J Tudor  Departure Time: 2000s, 1700s

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