Eve Chase is arguably my most contemporary choice for my Underrated Novelists Week; whilst Beatrice Colin is also a contemporary author, Chase has had work published most recently. I have only read one of Chase’s books to date, but was absolutely wowed by it, and cannot wait to get stuck into her debut novel, and whatever is coming next.
Eve Chase (real name unknown)
Lives: Oxford, United Kingdom
Eve Chase is the pseudonym of a journalist who has worked extensively across the press within the UK. She likes to write about families, and lives with her own in Oxford.
– Black Rabbit Hall (2015)
– The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde (2017; also published as The Wildling Sisters)
Book to begin with: The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde
‘Nineteen fifty-nine. The four Wilde sisters, Isla, Violet, Maggie and Dot, are spending the summer in the Cotswolds, at Applecote Manor. Affectionately called the Wildlings, the sisters are exceptionally close, yet this year there’s a sense of nostalgia. Things are changing. Except for Applecote itself, a house that seems frozen in time. The sisters haven’t been there in five years; not since their cousin Audrey mysteriously vanished. But as they discover Applecote’s dark secrets and new temptations, the sisters begin to grow apart. Until the night everything spirals out of control and the Wildlings form a bond far thicker than blood . . .‘