A story of love, intrigue and revenge set in Yorkshire and London in 1814…
On top of the Yorkshire Moors, in an isolated spot carved out of the barren landscape, lies White Windows, a house of shadows and secrets. Here lives Marcus Twentyman and his sister Hester.
When Annaleigh, a young girl who has fled her home in London, finds herself at the remote house, engaged as housekeeper to the Twentymans, she discovers all is not as it seems behind closed doors.
Isolated and lonely, Annaleigh is increasingly drawn to her master. And as their relationship intensifies, she realises that she has been drawn into a web of intrigue and darkness. Soon she must face her fears if she is to save herself.
Yorkshire Post interview with Yvette Huddlestone about The Vanishing.
‘The beauty of the writing sings throughout. A splendid and accomplished literary page turner’ – Kate Mayfield
‘Vivid, absorbing and wonderfully gothic, with shades of Sarah Waters and Emily and Charlotte Brontë’– Kate Riordan
‘Playful and menacing The Vanishing is a pitch perfect evocation of a classic nineteenth century Gothic novel which confirms Sophia Tobin as a writer of the highest calibre.’
– William Ryan
‘Brilliantly Brontë-esque. Perfect reading for a stormy night.’– Anna Mazzola