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The Beauty of Impossible Things By Rachel Donohue

The Beauty of Impossible Things by Rachel Donohue

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This perfect slice of Summer Gothic is a darkly beguiling coming-of-age tale, threaded with fading seaside glamour and simmering heat, from the Irish Times bestselling author of The Temple House Vanishing.

The Beauty of Impossible Things Summary

The Beauty of Impossible Things by Rachel Donohue

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...

The Beauty of Impossible Things Reviews

Haunting and compelling * Emma Rous *
Donohue is a master of clean, sharp prose * Irish Times on Rachel Donohue *
Donohue looks to be the latest name to join the ranks of Ireland's proud female thriller-writing tradition. * Irish Independent on Rachel Donhue *
Rachel Donohue is an enchanting writer * Sunday Business Post on Rachel Donhue *
This brooding tale of obsessive love, teenage jealousy and hidden desire has a dark charm * The i paper on The Temple House Vanishing *
With shades of everything from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Frost in May to Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Secret History, this is subtle, intriguing and very well written. * Guardian on The Temple House Vanishing *

About Rachel Donohue

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.

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