Rachel Donohue

The Beauty of Impossible Things

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...

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
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