'An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery' Kate Morton
In the middle of a heatwave, four sisters arrive at Applecote Manor to relive their memories of hazy Cotswolds summers.
They find their uncle and aunt still reeling from the disappearance of their only daughter, five years before.
An undercurrent of dread runs through the house. Why did Audrey vanish? Who is keeping her fate secret?
As the sisters are lured into the mystery of their missing cousin, the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn.
One which will leave blood on their hands, and put another girl in danger decades later . . .
'Evocative and filled with intrigue' Clare Mackintosh
'One of the most enthralling novelists of the moment' Lisa Jewell
'Exquisite and evocative - the pace and suspense are handled expertly' Sarah Vaughan
An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery
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
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
An enticing, chilling plot, captivating characters and prose beautiful enough to totally lose yourself in. This book is the dream
Evocative and filled with subtle intrigue. I so enjoyed it
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
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
What happens at Applecote Manor has repercussions that stretch tentacles into the present day . . . A mystery of nail-biting suspense
I'm really in awe of Chase's power of description. It is magical and she sharpens every sense
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
Author Eve Chase on how she penned her novel The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde, creating her fictional narrator Margot Wilde and the 'wildly unplanned directions' a plot can go in.
When Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote during the heatwave of '59, they find their aunt and uncle reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey. Drawn into the life Audrey left behind, the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn.