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BIC Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 01-Dec-2020
Format: Paperback, 352 pages, 129x26mm
ISBN: 9781526600134
Stock Code: 6600134
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'Hypnotic . . . An uncommonly clever whodunnit'
New York Times Book Review

'Deftly plotted with vivid, compelling characters'
Jojo Moyes

'One of the standout books of the summer'
Stylist

'In the vein of Agatha Christie herself. Startling'
Irish Times

A captivating debut about obsession, rivalry and coming of age - an Observer and i Book of the Year
Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour.
Drawn into a tightly-knit group of rule breakers o led by their maverick teacher, Lorna Clay o Jess begins to experiment with a new version of herself. But the dynamic between the friends begins to darken as they share secrets, lovers and finally a tragedy. Soon Jess is thrown up against the question she fears most- what is the true cost of an extraordinary life?'Hypnotic . . . An uncommonly clever whodunnit'
New York Times Book Review

'Deftly plotted with vivid, compelling characters'
Jojo Moyes

'One of the standout books of the summer'
Stylist

'In the vein of Agatha Christie herself. Startling'
Irish Times

A captivating debut about obsession, rivalry and coming of age - an Observer and i Book of the Year
Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour.
Drawn into a tightly-knit group of rule breakers o led by their maverick teacher, Lorna Clay o Jess begins to experiment with a new version of herself. But the dynamic between the friends begins to darken as they share secrets, lovers and finally a tragedy. Soon Jess is thrown up against the question she fears most- what is the true cost of an extraordinary life?
Kate Weinberg was born and lives in London. She studied English at Oxford and creative writing in East Anglia. She has worked as a slush pile reader, a bookshop assistant, a journalist and a ghost writer. The Truants is her first novel.