The Burning Girls

The Burning Girls

eBook - 2021
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A woman trying to outrun her past uncovers a great evil in the fourth riveting and psychologically compelling novel from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man . Welcome to Keeper's Croft. Five hundred years ago, protestant martyrs were burned at the stake. Forty years ago, two teenaged girls disappeared without a trace. And two months ago, the vicar of the local parish killed himself. Reverend Alex Brooks, a single mother with a fourteen-year-old daughter and a heavy conscience, arrives in the village hoping to make a fresh start and find some peace. She left Nottingham after a vulnerable child died. It's a death she could have prevented, one that still haunts her. But Alex discovers that peace is the last thing she will find in Keeper's Croft. Instead, the previous vicar has left a message. An old exorcism kit and a suicide note instruct Alex to search for the truth about the village's history and the girls' disappearance. And when both Alex and her daughter Flo are troubled by strange sightings in the old chapel—apparitions that seem all too real—it becomes apparent that there are ghosts here that refuse to be laid to rest. But discovering the truth is hard in a village where everyone has something to protect, everyone has links with the village's bloody past and no one trusts an outsider.
Publisher: 2021
ISBN: 9780385694223
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Apr 05, 2021

A small English village with lots of secrets. A Reverend and her daughter try and escape a troubled past only to be confronted with murder and mayhem. Lots of twists. An excellent who dunnit!

Mar 26, 2021

Outstanding. I believe this will be one of the Top 10 Crime/Mystery Novels of 2021.

Mar 15, 2021

Suspenseful, fast , intriguing , the perfect thriller with twists and turns and a sharp, witty , resourceful protagonist the reader cannot help to fall for . Dark but far from grim thanks to her.

debwalker Feb 20, 2021

When you're the new vicar and a single mother in a creepy English village....

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