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NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA
A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER

How do you solve a mystery when you can't remember the clues?

Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable - or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger.

But there's one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, to leave it alone, to shut up, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

Because somewhere in Maud's damaged mind lies the answer to an unsolved seventy-year-old mystery. One everyone has forgotten about.

Everyone, except Maud . . .

Winner of the Costa First Novel Award
Shortlisted for National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book
Shortlisted for National Book Awards New Writer of the Year

Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize
Longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction

'A thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp' Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

'Elizabeth Is Missing will stir and shake you: the most likeably unreliable of narrators, real mystery at its compassionate core...' Emma Donoghue, author of Room

'Resembling a version of Memento written by Alan Bennett' Daily Telegraph

'One of those mythical beasts, the book you cannot put down' Jonathan Coe, author of The Rotters Club

'Every bit as compelling as the frenzied hype suggests. Gripping, haunting' Observer

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
5 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
3.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Enzuigirly ,

Pleasantly Surprised

***SPOILERS***

Initially I didn't hold out much hope for this book and really wasn't sure what to expect from it. When I started reading it, I hardly put it down over the course of the few days it took to finish it and I was surprised at the unexpected ending. Healey managed to turn a personal and touching subject matter that was quite upsetting into a crime novel!

With several different plots throughout including Mauds past and Sukey missing, Mauds present and Elizabeth missing combined with the actual present timeline of Maud facing ongoing dementia issues provides ongoing interest for the reader throughout and kept me interested in all plots.

Looking forward to reading more from this author.

julieah88 ,

Is this my future!

Bit depressing

Audrey R ,

Superb

I have now read this book twice and if anything it was even better second time around. The observation of family relations is excellent. The sympathetic treatment of dementia is amazing.I think Anyone who has contact with dementia sufferers would find Emma's insights helpful. On another level it is an excellent murder mystery.

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