The Disappearing Act (Paperback)Catherine Steadman (author)
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One of the year’s most exciting thrillers - with more than a touch of Hitchcock - set against the smoke-and-mirrors backdrop of Hollywood LA, The Disappearing Act snakes from twist to twist as a young actress finds herself swept up in the search for a woman only she seems to have known.
A woman has gone missing
But did she ever really exist?
Mia Eliot has travelled from London to LA for pilot season. This is her big chance to make it as an actor in Hollywood, and she is ready to do whatever it takes. At an audition she meets Emily, and what starts as a simple favour takes a dark turn when Emily goes missing and Mia is the last person to see her.
Then a woman turns up, claiming to be Emily, but she is nothing like Mia remembers. Why would someone pretend to be Emily? Starting to question her own sanity, she goes on a desperate and dangerous search for answers, knowing something is very, very wrong.
In an industry where everything is about creating illusions, how do you know what is real? And how much would you risk to find out?
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm
'Ingenious and intriguing' - BA Paris
'I devoured this Londoner in LA story in a day' - Caroline Kepnes
'I loved it' - TM Logan
'Engaging and suspenseful' New York Times
'Stylish, riveting, hugely atmospheric - I couldn't put it down' - Lucy Foley
'Captivating doesn't cover it. Brilliant doesn't do it justice. This is a dazzling, gasp-inducing plunge-pool of a novel that grips your heart and mind and refuses to let go. Absolutely stunning' - BP Walter
'Another screen-worthy thriller . . . Steadman's flair for storytelling makes this novel a welcome escape' - Washington Post
'As tense as John Buchan and suspenseful as Patricia Highsmith' - Emma Bamford
'Glamour, greed and gaslighting - the perfect summer read!' - Harriet Walker
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