The Beauty of Impossible Things

Rachel Donohue
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A darkly beguiling coming-of-age tale, threaded with fading seaside glamour and simmering heat.

Foresight is not always a gift...

The summer Natasha Rothwell turns fifteen, strange dancing lights appear in the sky above her small town, lights that she interprets as portents of doom.

Natasha leads a sheltered life with her beautiful, bohemian mother in a crumbling house by the sea. As news of the lights spreads, more and more visitors arrive in the town, creating a feverish atmosphere of anticipation and dread. And the arrival of a new lodger, the handsome Mr Bowen, threatens to upset the delicate equilibrium between mother and daughter.

Then Natasha's fears seem to be realized when a local teenager goes missing, and she is called on to help. But her actions over that long, hot summer will have unforeseen and ultimately tragic consequences that will cast a shadow for many years to come...

'A brooding, gothic-tinged coming-of-age tale' - The Times

Author bio:

Rachel Donohue graduated from University College, Dublin, in Philosophy and Politics before embarking on a career in communications and media relations. She lives in Dublin. Her debut novel, The Temple House Vanishing was an Irish Times bestseller.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781786499424
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Corvus PBS
Pub Date: August 2022
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Popular fiction