The Truants

Author(s): Kate Weinberg

Fiction

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.

"One of the best thriller debuts in recent years . . . Propulsive [and] pitch-perfect." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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

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General Fields

  • : 9781526600110
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : August 2019
  • : 3.3 Centimeters X 14.5 Centimeters X 22.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kate Weinberg
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 352