'A remarkably assured debut, deftly plotted and with vivid, compelling characters that leap off the page' JOJO MOYES
'It had me gripped' DAILY MAIL
'Think The Secret History meets Agatha Christie' RED
People disappear when they most want to be seen.
Jess Walker, middle child of a middle class family, has perfected the art of vanishing in plain sight. But when she arrives at a concrete university campus under flat, grey, East Anglian skies, her world flares with colour.
Drawn into a tightly-knit group of rule breakers - led by their maverick teacher, Lorna Clay - Jess begins to experiment with a new version of herself. But the dynamic between the friends begins to darken as they share secrets, lovers and finally a tragedy. Soon Jess is thrown up against the question she fears most: what is the true cost of an extraordinary life?
___________________________ 'Intelligent, fresh, unforgettable' IRISH TIMES
'One of the best books I have read in... forever' SCARLETT CURTIS
'Deeply affecting. Weinberg is a major talent' ALAIN DE BOTTON
Kate Weinberg lives in London with her husband, her two children, and a tortoise called Agatha. The Truants is her first book.