The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde
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The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde

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'An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery' Kate Morton, Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lake HouseFrom the present day . . . Applecote Manor captivates Jessie with it promise of hazy summers in the Cotswolds. She believes it's the perfect escape for her troubled family. But the house has an unsettling history, and strange rumours surround the estate.to the fifties . . .When teenage Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote during the heatwave of '59, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. The sisters are drawn into the mystery of Audrey's vanishing - until the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn. Will one unthinkable choice bind them together, or tear them apart?Step back in time for a richly evocative mystery, where the beauty of a Cotswolds summer is vividly contrasted with the violence which shatters it.Praise for The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde'Evocative and filled with subtle intrigue. I so enjoyed it' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I See You'The most beautiful book you will read this year' Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of I Found You'Every now and then you read a special book and this is one. Spell-binding' Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife'Beautifully written with a gripping plot, I couldn't stop reading this' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Secret Garden'Infused with tension and suspicion as lies are uncovered, I was gripped by this dark mystery' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Local Girl Missing'Underlying the lyrical description is a masterful suspense . . . Bewitching' Veronica Henry, bestselling author of The Forever House'Utterly engrossing and beguiling from the first page, a beautifully written, exquisitely paced, dark dream of a book' Rowan Coleman, bestselling author of The Summer of Impossible Thingsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 31mm | 477g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718180097
  • 9780718180096
  • 26,530

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An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery -- Kate Morton * Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lake House * An enticing, chilling plot, captivating characters and prose beautiful enough to totally lose yourself in. This book is the dream -- Isabelle Broom * Heat * Evocative and filled with subtle intrigue. I so enjoyed it -- Clare Mackintosh * Sunday Times bestselling author of I See You * Chase summons up an enchanted and enchanting environment - reminiscent of classic British literature * Belfast Telegraph * A long hot summer, a Cotswolds manor house fallen into ruin, a dark secret hidden since the 1950s . . . all perfect ingredients for an addictive read, and The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde delivers atmosphere in spades * Good Housekeeping * What happens at Applecote Manor has repercussions that stretch tentacles into the present day . . . A mystery of nail-biting suspense * Woman & Home * I'm really in awe of Chase's power of description. It is magical and she sharpens every sense -- Veronica Henry * Daily Express * The bonds of sisterhood will tested and an unthinkable choice will have a decades-long legacy . . . step back in time for a mystery of breathtaking suspense * No. 1 Magazine * An engrossing story of fractured families, secrets, lies and misunderstandings * Sunday Express * Each thread in these two interweaving stories is so richly described, each character so tenderly rendered, the setting just so blindingly vivid - I was lost in it, like a beautiful dream - and I never wanted it to end. Eve Chase deserves to be lauded as one of the most poetic and enthralling novelists of the moment. This is the most beautiful book you will read this year -- Lisa Jewell * Sunday Times bestselling author of I Found You * I fell head over heels in love with this enchanting novel. The writing is simply stunning, the story haunting, and the characters absolutely terrific. What an amazing writer! It was a joy to immerse myself in the secrets, the temptations and the heat. Every now and then you read a special book and this is one. Spell-binding, heart-stopping and touching on depths we all have within us but can't always articulate. I can't tell you how much I loved it -- Dinah Jefferies * Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife * Beautifully written with a gripping plot, I couldn't stop reading this -- Katie Fforde * Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of A Secret Garden * Mitford sisters meet Hideous Kinky by way of Kate Morton. Just wonderful -- Wendy Holden * Daily Mail * Infused with tension and suspicion as lies are uncovered, I was gripped by the dark mystery that surrounds Audrey's disappearance and desperate to know who might be responsible. This is one novel I won't be able to stop thinking about for a very long time. I really loved it -- Claire Douglas * Sunday Times bestselling author of Local Girl Missing * Beautifully written with superb characters, this is a deeply satisfying novel which glows with texture and emotion -- Elizabeth Buchan * Sunday Times bestselling author of The New Mrs Clifton * I'm really in awe of Eve Chase's writing. There is something magical about it: she sharpens every sense. And underlying the lyrical description is a masterful suspense - like a strong current in a river, it pulls you along to the very end. The book was utter bliss. Lyrical, magical, enchanting, bewitching -- Veronica Henry * Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forever House * Utterly engrossing and beguiling from the first page, a beautifully written, exquisitely paced, dark dream of a book -- Rowan Coleman, bestselling author of * The Summer of Impossible Things * I devoured it. What an exquisite, intriguing, evocative novel. I already know it's a novel I will reread and talk about to everyone I can -- Adele Parks * Sunday Times bestselling author of The Stranger in My Home * A haunting mystery about the secrets of the past, the bonds within families, and the hidden ties that connect people across time. A story to be savored, The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde is a book I'll be recommending to everyone I know -- Megan Miranda * New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls * The writing is beautiful - characteristically exquisite and evocative - and the pace and suspense handled expertly. This is an assured novel: richly poetic, immersive, affective. It even made me cry at the end -- Sarah Vaughan * author of The Farm at the Edge of the World * As poetic and intricate as it is a page-turner . . . a delicious, utterly satisfying novel that needs to be savoured -- Katy Regan * author of The Story of You * From the strange, almost dream-like opening pages, I was transfixed by this novel . . . I was especially moved by the depiction of the relationship between the sisters - both tender and strained, and the utterly evocative sense of place. A beautiful and compelling story -- Clover Stroud * author of The Wild Other * A richly evocative mystery * Gransnet, Best Summer Reads * Critical acclaim for Black Rabbit Hall * - * Beautifully, poetically written and reminiscent of everything from I Capture The Castle to Hansel And Gretel. Eve Chase is a name to watch * Daily Mail * Black Rabbit Hall's beautifully crafted mystery is a delight I want to experience again and again . . . make Chase's debut the one to pack in your suitcase ***** * Stylist * Atmospheric, with echoes of du Maurier, this haunting novel enchanted me -- Fanny Blake * Woman & Home * There's something about tales of mysterious old buildings that have the ability to set hairs on end. In this one, two intertwining stories explore the magnificence of Black Rabbit Hall and the dark secrets behind its walls. Perfect sunlounger fodder * Red Online * Black Rabbit Hall pulls you like a sleepwalker into a beautiful, hazy story about a grand Cornish home full of character and thunderclap memories, we found ourselves breathless with anticipation. Eve Chase's debut novel is like a prolonged and beautiful daydream, celebrating the enduring power of place in our lives * iBooks Books of the Month * A cracking pool-side saga * Good Housekeeping * Black Rabbit Hall is a seductive wonder of a novel; with echoes of Daphne du Maurier and Dodie Smith, it pulls you irresistibly into its world where nothing is quite as it first appears -- Elizabeth Fremantle Black Rabbit Hall completely swept me away. Glorious, beautifully written. I absolutely loved it -- Lisa Jewell Expertly crafted, dark, beautiful and utterly enthralling -- Rowan Coleman A deliciously intriguing novel whose rich sense of time and place bear more than a few echoes of du Maurier's best -- Alex Marwood * Edgar Award-winning author of The Wicked Girls * A stunning new writer has arrived - gripping and heart rending, this novel is full of original characters which don't let you forget them -- Katie Fforde Family secrets, forbidden lust, and a family of four extraordinary children who'll stick with you long after they've scattered off the page. Eve Chase kept me up with her gorgeous descriptions of a crumbling Cornwall estate and the unruly brood who meets tragedy within its walls -- Miranda Beverly-Whittemore * New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet *show more

About Eve Chase

Eve Chase always wanted to write about families - ones that go wrong but somehow survive - and big old houses, where secrets and untold stories seed in the crumbling stone walls. Growing up with three brothers, she particularly loved creating the four Wilde sisters in this novel, a spirited sisterhood that felt like her own.Eve Chase is married with three children and lives in Oxford.show more

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