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The Truants: 'The Secret History meets Agatha Christie' RED

The Truants: 'The Secret History meets Agatha Christie' RED

A seductive coming-of-age debut about obsession, rivalry and deceit on an east Anglian university campus, for readers of Conversations with Friends and The Secret History 'Where do I find Crime?' 'Crime doesn't have its own section,' said the librarian without looking up. 'It's a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781526600127
Barcode 9781526600127
Published 19 August 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Weinberg, Kate
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ISBN-13 9781526600127
ISBN-10 1526600129
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 19 August 2019
International Publication Date 8 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Weinberg, Kate
Category Modern Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Weight 378g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 999021

Description of this Book

A seductive coming-of-age debut about obsession, rivalry and deceit on an east Anglian university campus, for readers of Conversations with Friends and The Secret History 'Where do I find Crime?' 'Crime doesn't have its own section,' said the librarian without looking up. 'It's all under fiction.' Eighteen-year-old Jess Walker heads to university to be taught by Dr Lorna Clay, a brilliant and enigmatic literature professor. She can't believe her luck when she ends up in Lorna's Agatha Christie seminar in her first term, and more so when Lorna begins to take evident interest in her. In a matter of months she falls in love with Alec, a mysterious journalist-in-exile, and slowly, Lorna herself. As Jess' experience of infatuation and betrayal gives way to a breathless search for the truth, she finds herself detective in a twisted crime of the heart, and an unwitting part of a toxic love triangle. Starting out under the flat grey skies of an east Anglian university campus and ending up on an idyllic Mediterranean island, The Truants is an enthralling debut about the nature of deceit and the depths to which obsession can drive us.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review One of the best books I have read in... forever. I fell in love with these characters and am still mourning that I don't get to live in their world anymore. Kate's writing is like a wickedly brilliant Donna Tartt, Agatha Christie and Liane Moriarty all mixed into one. Pick up a copy of The Truants and I can promise you that you won't be able to put it down until you reach the last page. This book is nothing but absolutely brilliant from beginning to end -- Scarlett Curtis
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Kate Weinberg was born and lives in London. She studied English at Oxford and creative writing in East Anglia. She has worked as a slush pile reader, a bookshop assistant, a journalist and a ghost writer. The Truants is her first novel.

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