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The Truants

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The Truants by Kate Weinberg
Jan 28, 2020 | ISBN 9780525541967
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“This is a remarkably assured debut, deftly plotted and with vivid, compelling characters that leap off the page.  I had no idea where it was going to end up – but I knew I would be satisfied, and I was. I look forward to seeing what Kate Weinberg writes next.”
—Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You

“One of the best thriller debuts in recent years, with all the cleverness of Ruth Ware (and, yes, even Christie herself) and a dash of Donna Tartt’s edgy darkness. Though Christie fans may be particularly delighted, this propulsive, pitch-perfect thriller has something for everyone.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“As much a coming-of-age tale as a murder mystery . . .  An impressive debut.”  
The Times (UK)

“Kate Weinberg’s The Truants marks the debut of a fresh, smart, exciting voice. I was both transported and captivated by the story and madly in love with all the characters.“
—Elin Hilderbrand, author of Summer of ‘69

“Echoes Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, Tom Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons, Richard Russo’s Straight Man, and Katie Lowe’s The Furies. The mystery at the novel’s core befits Agatha Christie [and] unravels at a nearly perfect pace. . . This slow burn of a novel explores the headiness of favoritism and the danger in meeting one’s heroes.”
(starred review)

“A deeply affecting, artfully written, and entirely gripping story. . . . The novel combines the best elements of a crime thriller, a campus novel, a love story and a psychological study. It is always beautifully and surprisingly written, has a perfect sense of plot, and is consistently clever. Weinberg is a major talent.”
—Alain de Botton, author of The Course of Love

“A mesmerizing novel of infatuation and betrayal, reminiscent of Muriel Spark and Donna Tartt. Kate Weinberg makes a stunning debut!”
—Carol Goodman, author of The Lake of Dead Languages and The Night Visitors  

“Intriguing. . . After surprising twists, Weinberg provides a satisfying conclusion while asking the question: does a mystery lose its magic once it’s solved?”
—The Guardian

“Weinberg’s gripping and luminous debut, The Truants, lays bare the lengths to which we will go to feel seen, even when this means being blind to the glaring faults of others. At once thrilling and heart breaking, The Truants is a novel that beautifully captures how easy it is to wound those we love and be wounded by them, and the long, anguished road to forgiveness that follows.”
—Meghan MacLean Weir, author of The Book of Essie

“Weinberg writes incisively and evocatively about infatuation, heartbreak, and grief.”
Publishers Weekly

“Jess is eminently sympathetic and likable, and Weinberg skillfully depicts the headiness of the transition to college life.”
Library Journal

“Weinberg weaves intrigue worthy of Agatha Christie–you’ll love getting lost in The Truants‘ web of mystery, desire, and deceit.”
—M. L. Rio, author of If We Were Villains

“Think The Secret History meets Agatha Christie.”

“One of the best books I have read in… forever. I fell in love with these characters and am still mourning that I don’t get to live in their world anymore. Kate’s writing is like a wickedly brilliant Donna Tartt, Agatha Christie and Liane Moriarty all mixed into one … Nothing but absolutely brilliant from beginning to end.”
Scarlett Curtis

“The Truants teases, seduces and thrills but ultimately it’s about the best kind of love affair – allowing for the freedom to be yourself.” 
Miranda Hart

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