'An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery' Kate Morton, Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lake House
From 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 Things
- Michael Joseph
- Published 13th July 2017
- 336 Pages
- 144mm x 222mm x 31mm