The Rapture is a story of love, faith, abandonment and coercive control in a real-life religious sect in Bedford in the 1920’s. The Panecea Society has been meticiulously researched by the author who has fictionlised true events in this engrossing debut.
Dilys is an enormously sympathetic protagonist. I rooted for her from the first page to the last. The revelations are dropped so cleverly into the narrative that they made me gasp. I completely lost myself in this fantastic novel, it’s wonderful!