Claire Messud, one of our finest novelists, is as accomplished at weaving a compelling fictional world as she is at asking the big questions: To what ... The Burning Girl by Claire Messud review - innocence and loss Young adolescence is vividly captured in this sober novel about relationships and the price of maturity Ursula K Le Guin Sat 9 Sep 2017... THE BURNING GIRL is Book 4 in author Mark Billingham's DI TOM THORNE Series. Appropriately named, DI Thorne is "a thorn in the side" of many, including his superiors, colleagues, as well as criminals; and occasionally the reader as well. Compact, compelling, and ferociously sad, The Burning Girl is at once a story about childhood, friendship and community, and a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about childhood and friendship. Alice Deering is a shy teenage girl who is trying to fit into a new community, make new friends and coexist with her abusive aunt and insensitive father, who insists she's a pyromaniac despite her pleas of innocence.
Add a review * Required Review * How to write a ... The Burning Girls balances masterfully between the thriller, mystery,and horror dimension and confirms C..J Tudor's writing skills and talent. It is a perfect choice for a cloudy winter's day during the Covid-19 quarantine that dominates the Western world today. The girl was beautiful, even in death.