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Annabel Kantaria is a British journalist and columnist who’s written prolifically for publications in the UK and the Middle East. She lives in Dubai with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, Coming Home, won the Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction at the 2013 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Follow Annabel on Instagram here.
Another fabulously captivating and dramatic tale from Annabel Kantaria. 15 years after Stella and George last saw each other they meet at a school reunion, and a blazing attraction quickly begins to menace the order of their lives. Annabel Kantaria balances the two main characters beautifully, their personality, charisma, and motivation swirl on the page, inciting reaction. Stella and George both tell their own stories, corrosive manipulation is plain to see as you move between the tales. As doubt and mistrust crept into my consciousness, I found my feelings lurching into freefall, and then, oh, that ending! ‘The One That Got Away’ challenges and provokes, a simmering tension hovers and then boils into action, what a thoroughly entertaining read this is! ~ Liz Robinson
‘The Disappearance’ is a wonderfully tense and readable family tale, capable of delivering sharp shocks as you sink into the story. 70 year old Audrey vanishes during a cruise after telling her two children that they are set to receive a large amount of money when she dies. Setting the timeline before, during and after the disappearance of Audrey, we hear daughter Lexi tell her own tale, while Audrey’s is told on her behalf as it moves forward in time from 1970, allowing us to learn more about Audrey, in fact far more than even her children. Annabel Kantaria sets sinister undertones lying in wait, they menace the story, surprising and harassing your senses and yet, as events unfold, moments of love and compassion create a quite beautiful balance. This is a convincing and clever tale, handled with empathy, and all too easy to lose yourself in… prepare to read this in one go!