The Disappearing Act
Catherine Steadman (Author)
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'Ingenious and intriguing' BA PARIS 'I devoured this Londoner in LA story in a day' CAROLINE KEPNES 'I loved it' TM LOGAN 'Engaging and suspenseful' NEW YORK TIMES 'Stylish, riveting, hugely atmospheric - I couldn't put it down' LUCY FOLEY THE NEW GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MR NOBODY AND SOMETHING IN THE WATER * A woman has gone missing But did she ever really exist? Mia Eliot has travelled from London to LA for pilot season. This is her big chance to make it as an actor in Hollywood, and she is ready to do whatever it takes. At an audition she meets Emily, and what starts as a simple favour takes a dark turn when Emily goes missing and Mia is the last person to see her. Then a woman turns up, claiming to be Emily, but she is nothing like Mia remembers. Why would someone pretend to be Emily? Starting to question her own sanity, she goes on a desperate and dangerous search for answers, knowing something is very, very wrong. In an industry where everything is about creating illusions, how do you know what is real? And how much would you risk to find out? Praise for The Disappearing Act 'Captivating doesn't cover it. Brilliant doesn't do it justice. This is a dazzling, gasp-inducing plunge-pool of a novel that grips your heart and mind and refuses to let go. Absolutely stunning' BP Walter 'Another screen-worthy thriller . . . Steadman's flair for storytelling makes this novel a welcome escape' Washington Post 'Like Chekhov's gun, the Hollywood sign is mentioned early, leading to a great, extended scene far above the city - and to a genuine Hollywood ending' NEW YORK TIMES 'Engrossing and unputdownable . . . I devoured this Londoner in LA story in a day' Caroline Kepnes 'A fascinating glimpse of the darkness behind Hollywood's glittering facade. I loved it' TM Logan 'Another page-turning winner from Catherine Steadman. Ingenious and intriguing, with a fascinating insight into the acting world' BA Paris 'As tense as John Buchan and suspenseful as Patricia Highsmith' Emma Bamford 'Glamour, greed and gaslighting - the perfect summer read!' Harriet Walker Praise for Catherine Steadman 'A thriller for our times' Louise Candlish 'A proper page-turner' New York Times 'Fans of The Silent Patient will love it' CJ Tudor 'Had me racing through the pages' Sarah Vaughan 'An enjoyable, nail-biting ride' Observer 'Original, ingenious and utterly gripping, with characters you'll really care about as they race towards the brilliantly unexpected ending' JP Delaney 'From the intriguing opening to the shocking ending, I loved it...' CJ Tudor 'Very clever, brilliantly compelling, another amazing read from Catherine Steadman' BA Paris 'A highly imaginative tale tinged with Hitchcockian tension and kinetic pacing... Deliciously provocative... Delightfully compelling' Washington Post 'Perfectly paced with an exciting race to the end, this is one clever novel' Woman's Weekly
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About the Author
Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Tutankhamun, starring alongside Sam Neill, as well as shows including Breathless, The Inbetweeners, The Tudors, and Fresh Meat. In 2017 Catherine will feature in political thriller Fearless and new BBC comedy Bucket. She also has appeared on stage in the West End including Oppenheimer for the RSC, for which she was nominated for a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award.
- Contributor: Catherine Steadman
- Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- ISBN13: 9781471189784
- Number of Pages: 352
- Packaged Dimensions: 153x234x25mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Release Date: 2021-06-24
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Tutankhamun, starring alongside Sam Neill, as well as shows including Breathless, The Inbetweeners, The Tudors, and Fresh Meat. In 2017 Catherine will feature in political thriller Fearless and new BBC comedy Bucket. She also has appeared on stage in the West End including Oppenheimer for the RSC, for which she was nominated for a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award.
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