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A Kind of Vanishing

A Kind of Vanishing

Author(s): Lesley Thomson

Location(s): Hammersmith, Tide Mills

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1968 and 1999

Summer of 1968: on the same day that Robert Kennedy is shot, two nine-year old girls are playing hide and seek in the ruins of a deserted Sussex village.

Alice has discovered a secret about Eleanor’s mother, and is taunting the other girl. When it is Eleanor’s turn to hide, Alice disappears.

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