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Elizabeth is Missing (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 01/01/2015
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Sunday Times Top Five Bestseller Elizabeth is Missing is the stunning, smash-hit debut novel from new author Emma Healey Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014 Shortlisted for National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book 2014 Shortlisted for National Book Awards New Writer of the Year 2014 Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014 Longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction 2015 '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 'If you're after a read you can't put down, then look no further' New! Meet Maud. 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 . . .

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241968185
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The novel is both a gripping detective yarn and a haunting depiction of mental illness, but also more poignant and blackly comic than you might expect from that description... perhaps Healey's greatest achievement is the flawless voice she creates for Maud. * The Observer *
A compelling mystery that capture the experience of Maud, a highly memorable elderly woman losing her memory * Sunday Express *
Riveting psychological thriller * Stylist's Best Books of 2014 *
A thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp -- Deborah Moggach

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“I kept putting it down”

I really did not enjoy this book and have been struggling with it for more than six weeks, which is unheard of for me. It is well written, but disturbing and made me feel miserable. I have only 20 pages or so to... More

Paperback edition
7th May 2015
Helpful? Upvote 86

“An accomplished debut novel. Emma Healey is a talented author who writes beautifully, with conviction.”

Maud is 82 years old. She often feels confused, she writes herself notes and remembers to go the shop most days. Maud sometimes doesn't remember what the notes mean. Maud continues to buy tinned peaches, despite... More

Paperback edition
2nd April 2015
Helpful? Upvote 76

“Great book for everyone”

Maud is very forgetful and she gets worse as time goes along but she knows her friend Elizabeth is missing and cannot understand why no-one else will take her seriously. I started this book thinking it was a... More

Paperback edition
11th April 2015
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