The Vanishing (Paperback)Sophia Tobin (author)
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On top of the Yorkshire Moors, in an isolated spot carved out of a barren landscape, lies White Windows, a house of shadows and secrets. Here lives Marcus Twentyman, a hard-drinking but sensitive man, and his sister, the brisk widow, Hester.
When runaway Annaleigh first meets the Twentymans, their offer of employment and lodgings seems a blessing. Only later does she discover the truth. But by then she is already in the middle of a web of darkness and intrigue, where murder seems the only possible means of escape...
Already a Sunday Times bestselling author with her first novel, The Vanishing confirms Sophia Tobin as a rising star. Stunning, twisting historical fiction for fans of Jessie Burton and Tracy Chevalier.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 25 mm
'The plot twists with admirable zest... Entertaining' - The Times
'Layer upon layer of increasingly fevered intrigue, and just when you think you can guess where this story is going, it takes a turn for the unexpected... undeniably page-turning' - Mail on Sunday
'Atmosphere aplenty and some real surprises' - Daily Mail
'Tobin writes with brio and the narrative carries the reader briskly along. The plotting is skilful, with a network of lies being woven so that no one, characters or readers, can be sure of the truth' - Daily Express
'Think Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre, but 10 times darker, and you have The Vanishing...One to curl up by the fire with on a windy night' - Stylist
'A thrilling atmospheric page-turner in which madness threatens to unhinge the protagonists' - Metro
'Tobin, an antiques specialist-turned-novelist, has created a vivid sense of the period she is writing about, which stays with the reader long after the final page' - the i
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