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The Truants (Hardcover)

| Putnam Pub Group | 1/28/2020

ISBN-10 : 0525541969   ISBN-13 : 9780525541967   List Price : $26.00

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  • C11 (5th Shelf Top-to-bottom)

Overview

"[A] hypnotic debut. . . .[An] uncommonly clever whodunit."--New York Times Book Review

Perfect for lovers of Agatha Christie and The Secret History, The Truants is a seductive, unsettling, and beautifully written debut novel of literary suspense--a thrilling exploration of deceit, first love, and the depths to which obsession can drive us.

"Deftly plotted and with vivid, compelling characters." --Jojo Moyes
"A fresh, smart, exciting voice." --Elin Hilderbrand


People disappear when they most want to be seen.

Jess Walker has come to a concrete campus under the flat gray skies of East Anglia for one reason: to be taught by the mesmerizing and rebellious Dr. Lorna Clay, whose seminars soon transform Jess's thinking on life, love, and Agatha Christie. Swept up in Lorna's thrall, Jess falls in with a tightly knit group of rule-breakers--Alec, a courageous South African journalist with a nihilistic streak; Georgie, a seductive, pill-popping aristocrat; and Nick, a handsome geologist with layers of his own.

But the dynamic between the friends begins to darken, until a tragedy shatters their friendships and love affairs, and reveals a terrible secret. Soon Jess must face the question she fears most: what is the true cost of an extraordinary life?

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of January
A USA Today Must-Read Book of Winter
An Observer Book of the Year (UK)
A Marie Claire Top 5 Christmas Read (UK)
A Times Best New Crime Novel (UK)
A Guardian Top 10 Golden Age Detective Novel
An Irish Times Best Debut of 2019
An Apple Books Pick for January

Jess Walker has come to a concrete campus under the flat grey skies of East Anglia for one reason: To be taught by the mesmerizing and rebellious Dr Lorna Clay, whose seminars soon transform Jess? thinking on life, love and Agatha Christie.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0525541969
  • ISBN-13: 9780525541967
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)
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