The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell

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Esme Lennox is a dreamy, bookish young woman, the kind of girl who stares and listens and won’t flirt with boys. And then, in the space of a moment, she disappears. Years later, a stunning phone call breaks the silence at Iris Lockhart’s vintage shop: her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital after sixty-one years. Iris’s grandmother Kitty always claimed to be an only child, but Esme’s papers prove she is Kitty’s sister, and Iris can see the shadow of her dead father in her face. Still, she’s basically a stranger, a family member never mentioned by the family, sure to bring life-altering secrets when she leaves the ward. If Iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit?


About Maggie O'Farrell

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MAGGIE O'FARRELL was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Wales and Scotland. She now lives in London with her family. Her debut novel, After You'd Gone, was published to international acclaim and won a Betty Trask Award; her third novel, The Distance Between Us, won the Somerset Maugham Award. WEB:
Published June 18, 2013 by HarperCollins. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction