I am very excited to be taking part in the Ambassador Book Buzz for LoveReadingUK today! Even though this post isn’t a review, I’m still sharing my thoughts in a different way because I havent read it yet, therefore creating buzz. Thank you to Corvus for my ARC!
So, before anything else, here is a bit more information about ‘The Temple House Vanishing’ by Rachel Donohue:
Power. Jealousy. Desire.
Twenty-five years ago, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and her charismatic teacher disappeared without 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 from 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 disappear without trace.
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.
I am SO looking forward to this! ‘The Temple House Vanishing’ is one of my must read books for 2020, and already on Amazon it’s being dubbed as the ‘most sinister debut of 2020’. As I’m sure you’re all aware of by now, I go by book covers when choosing my next read. Now, the cover on Rachel Donohue’s book isn’t one that would usually excite me due to the simplicity of it, yet I am so intrigued by it. What do the leaves represent, if anything? Is the black background meant to represent the vibe of the book?
I dont usually do this, but i skim read the blurb too as my curiosity got the better of me. Thankfully it didn’t tell me too much, however it made me more intrigued! Theres a disappearance. There are secrets. Theres a journalist with an alleged link to one of the characters.
There are several questions running through my mind already, with the biggest one being a simple three letter word; WHY?
I am incredibly lucky to already have an advanced copy of ‘The Temple House Vanishing’ sitting in my pile of 2020 reads, and I have high hopes for this one! Watch this space!
‘The Temple House Vanishing’ will be published in February 2020, so you have a little time to wait to get your hands on a copy. That said, if you’re eager to pre-order this book, you can do so now via Amazon.
Who else is excited to read this? What other books are on your pile of reads for 2020? Let me know in the comments!