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The Temple House Vanishing

by Rachel Donohue

Books of the Month Crime / Mystery Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Temple House Vanishing

Burning with an intense, provocative fire, this is a debut that doesn’t flinch from the troubled world it creates. 25 years ago, a 16 year old school girl and her teacher disappeared, now a journalist investigates the mystery at the heart of the boarding school. The prologue intrigues, answering a question while bursting open many more. I felt a seductive unsettling call and settled in. Three women sit centre stage in this story, the missing Louisa, her friend Victoria, and the journalist. I gained access to the school and sank into the heady highs and lows of teenage years. A veil of mystery covers Temple House, the school sits in both time periods, a chilling constant between the two. It is as much about the unsaid, the unseen, as it is what is revealed, and Rachel Donohue handles the balance with surety. The ending really spoke to me, it opened my thoughts and encouraged them to travel. I have no doubt that The Temple House Vanishing will stay with me for some time to come, it is an assured and compelling debut.

Liz Robinson

The Temple House Vanishing Synopsis

The Temple House Vanishing will be released 6th February 2020

Twenty-five years ago, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and her charismatic teacher disappeared without trace...

In an elite Catholic girls' boarding-school the pupils live under the repressive, watchful gaze of the nuns. Seeking to break from the cloistered atmosphere two of the students - Louisa and Victoria - quickly become infatuated with their young, bohemian art teacher, and act out passionately as a result. That is, until he and Louisa suddenly disappear.

Years later, a journalist uncovers the troubled past of the school and determines to resolve the mystery of the missing pair. The search for the truth will uncover a tragic, mercurial tale of suppressed desire and long-buried secrets. It will shatter lives and lay a lost soul to rest.

The Temple House Vanishing is a stunning, intensely atmospheric novel of unrequited longing, dark obsession and uneasy consequences.

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The Temple House Vanishing Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Fantastic story that will keep the reader turning page after page till the end. This is a must buy!! Full review

Catherine Bryce

Wow! Just wow! I had goosebumps when I finished. I could not put this book down and now I’ve just finished it I want to start all over again! For a debut novel, this is just incredible. Full review

Amanda O'Dwyer

An atmospheric and unsettling read. Full review

Rachel Aygin

This story was engaging and I was on the edge of my seat. I loved it. Full review

Soph Ufton

Reminded me of Picnic at Hanging Rock. I loved it Full review

Charlie Pritchard-Williams

A dark, atmospheric tale of love and desire set in a convent school, in the 90s. Full review

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ISBN: 9781786499387
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786499387
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Rachel Donohue
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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