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The Disappearance

Katherine Webb

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Second World War fiction, Historical fiction

From the bestselling author of The Legacy, comes a compelling novel exploring guilt, love and the importance of telling the truth, all set against the backdrop of war

'Gripping, heart-wrenching and painfully real. An absolute triumph' Iona Grey

What was hidden will be revealed...

When Frances' best friend Bronwyn disappeared over twenty years ago, her body was never found. The mystery over what happened has cast a shadow over Frances' life ever since.

Now, it's 1942 and bombs are raining down on Bath. In the chaos a little boy - Davy Noyle - goes missing. Frances was meant to be looking after him and she is tortured by guilt at his disappearance. Where has he gone, and could he possibly have survived?

But bombs conceal, and they reveal - and as quiet falls and the dust settles, a body is disturbed from its hiding place. What happened all those years ago? And can Frances put the wrongs of the past right again...? Praise for The Disappearance:

'A wonderful wartime story . . . A huge treat' Kate Riordan

'I couldn't have loved it more. Riveting, haunting, beautifully written . . . a stunner!' Jenny Ashcroft

'Evocative. Totally transporting. This is a rich and delicious multi-layered read' Eve Chase

'A beautifully written and emotionally involving mystery...highly recommended' Amanda Jennings

'Immersive, powerful and beautifully written, The Disappearance had me hooked from the first page to the last. I loved it' Judith Kinghorn

Your favourite authors love Katherine Webb:

'An enormously talented writer' Santa Montefiore

'Katherine Webb's writing is beautiful' Elizabeth Fremantle

'Webb has a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart' Kate Williams

'A truly gifted writer of historical fiction' Lucinda Riley

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Praise for The Disappearance

  • Katherine Webb has done it again with this wonderful wartime story, complete with three-dimensional characters you care about; a mystery that keeps you turning the pages; and her trademark elegant prose. Her books are always a huge treat and The Disappearance is no exception

  • Gripping, heart-wrenching and painfully real. An absolute triumph

  • Evocative. Totally transporting. This is a rich and delicious multi-layered read

  • A beautifully written and emotionally involving mystery...a multi-layered, gripping and evocative read - highly recommended!

  • I couldn't have loved it more. Riveting, haunting, beautifully written . . . a stunner!

  • Immersive, powerful and beautifully written, The Disappearance had me hooked from the first page to the last. I loved it

  • Totally compelling, with complex layers of memory, tragedy and drama....a writer at the height of her powers

  • Praise for Katherine Webb:

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Katherine Webb

Katherine Webb was born in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives in Wiltshire. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, book binder, library assistant, seller of fairy costumes and housekeeper, she now writes full time.

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