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The Rapture

The Rapture

ISBN
9780571345199
Published
18/03/2021
9780571345199
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
368

About the Book

‘Poignant' Sunday Times
‘Gripping.' Metro
‘Fascinating.’ The Times
‘Enrapturing.' Red Magazine

Miss Dilys Barltrop is a devoted member of The Panacea Society, a cult populated almost entirely by virtuous single women.

When she strikes up a friendship with Grace – a new recruit – God finally seems to be smiling upon her. But Dilys is wary of her leader’s zealotry, and fearful of those who watch her every move, hoping for a sign of the deep and terrible failings she struggles to keep hidden. Faith is supplanted by doubt, and as both women come to question what is true and fear what is real, Dilys will have to learn the true cost of absolute devotion...

‘Poignant' Sunday Times‘Gripping.' Metro‘Fascinating.’ The Times‘Enrapturing.' Red MagazineMiss Dilys Barltrop is a devoted member of The Panacea Society, a cult populated almost entirely by virtuous single women.When she strikes up a friendship with Grace – a new recruit – God finally seems to be smiling upon her. But Dilys is wary of her leader’s zealotry, and fearful of those who watch her every move, hoping for a sign of the deep and terrible failings she struggles to keep hidden. Faith is supplanted by doubt, and as both women come to question what is true and fear what is real, Dilys will have to learn the true cost of absolute devotion...
  • Claire McGlasson

    Claire McGlasson is a journalist who works for ITV News and enjoys the variety of life on the road with a TV camera. She lives in Cambridgeshire. The Rapture is her debut novel.
“A remarkable story, remarkably told. Peppered with deft one-liners, sharp observations and eccentric characters who feel real. To read The Rapture is to immerse yourself in a complete and curious world where internal passions meet external appearances. I loved it. Claire McGlasson is a brave and brilliant new voice in fiction.”
- Jess Kidd, author of HIMSELF and THINGS IN JARS
“An extremely accomplished debut. I was absolutely fascinated by all the details about The Panacea Society... the narrative voice of Dilys drives the plot beautifully and it is impossible not to feel her fear, joy and anguish. I found Claire’s story gripping, unsettling and ultimately extremely moving. It is a tale beautifully and sensitively told that continues to haunt me.”
- Ruth Hogan, author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS

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