PUBLISHED BY CORVUS ON 20th FEBRUARY 2020
Twenty-five years ago, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and her charismatic teacher disappeared without a trace…
When Louisa arrives at Temple House, an elite Catholic boarding school, she quickly finds herself drawn to sophisticated fellow pupil Victoria and their young bohemian art teacher, Mr Lavelle. The three of them form a bond that seems to offer an escape from the repressive regime of the nuns who run the cloistered school. Until Louisa and Mr Lavelle suddenly vanish.
Years later, a journalist with a childhood connection to Louisa determines to resolve the mystery. Her 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 unintended consequences.
This is Rachels first book and full of everything in detail, sometimes I had to go back and read a bit again but it was compelling with twists. School, girls and rumours but what really went on? This will keep you intrigued and turning those pages.