Not being able to see the cover of this book (only a placeholder was on Edelweiss at the time), that left only the title itself to make me want to find out what the book was about. The word ‘vanishing’ probably would have been enough, but for the title to be The Vanishing Half? I definitely wanted to discover what this book was about.
Anna Roux is a former ballet dancer from France, now living in Missouri with her husband, Matthias. When we first meet Anna, she is in Bedroom 5 at 17 Swann Street. She is 26 years old, weighs 88 pounds, and has been forced to seek treatment for the anorexia that is slowly killing her.
The Windemere School for Girls finds itself at the center of controversy following the publication of an explosive piece accusing a popular teacher, Dr. Gregory Copeland, of inappropriate behavior with a student. The former student, Caryn Rodgers, claims Windemere neglected to take appropriate action, effectively enabling Copeland to abuse other students; something Windemere denies. With the help of reporter Jane March, the investigation into Copeland and the school’s actions turns up more accusers, each one determined to have the truth come out, at last, about their former teacher. Continue reading