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Vanishing of Audrey Wilde

by Eve Chase

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ISBN: 9781405919340
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  • Paperback
ISBN: 9781405919340

Publisher Description

In the heatwave of 1959, 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 . . .

Author Biography

Eve Chase always wanted to write about families - ones that go wrong but somehow survive - and big old houses, where family secrets and untold stories seed in the crumbling stone walls. Black Rabbit Hall is such a story. Eve is married with three children and lives in Oxfordshire.


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 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 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 Expertly crafted, dark, beautiful and utterly enthralling -- Rowan Coleman Black Rabbit Hall completely swept me away. Glorious, beautifully written. I absolutely loved it -- Lisa Jewell 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 A cracking pool-side saga Good Housekeeping 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 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 Atmospheric, with echoes of du Maurier, this haunting novel enchanted me -- Fanny Blake Woman & Home 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 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 Critical acclaim for Black Rabbit Hall - A richly evocative mystery Gransnet, Best Summer Reads 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 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 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 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 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'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 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 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 Anatomy of a Scandal 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 Mitford sisters meet Hideous Kinky by way of Kate Morton. Just wonderful -- Wendy Holden Daily Mail This little beauty absorbed me completely. Fabulous -- Jane Fallon Sunday Times bestselling author of My Sweet Revenge Beautifully written with a gripping plot, I couldn't stop reading this -- Katie Fforde Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of A Secret Garden An engrossing story of fractured families, secrets, lies and misunderstandings Sunday 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 I'm really in awe of Chase's power of description. It is magical and she sharpens every sense -- Veronica Henry Daily Express What happens at Applecote Manor has repercussions that stretch tentacles into the present day . . . A mystery of nail-biting suspense Woman & Home 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 Chase summons up an enchanted and enchanting environment - reminiscent of classic British literature Belfast Telegraph 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 Eve Chase deserves to be lauded as one of the most 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 Every now and then you read a special book and this is one. I can't tell you how much I loved it -- Dinah Jefferies Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery -- Kate Morton Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lake House *

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Eve Chase
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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