Elizabeth is Missing (Hardback)
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Elizabeth is Missing (Hardback)

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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2014. Shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2014. Shortlisted for the National Book Awards New Writer of the Year 2014. Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey's stunning debut novel, introduces a mystery, an unsolved crime and one of the most unforgettable characters since Mark Haddon's Christopher. Meet Maud ...'Elizabeth is missing', reads the note in Maud's pocket in her own handwriting. Lately, Maud's been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she's made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to discover what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and what it has to do with the unsolved disappearance of her sister Sukey, years back, just after the war. A fast-paced mystery with a wonderful leading character: Maud will make you laugh and cry, but she certainly won't be forgotten. "Elizabeth Is Missing will stir and shake you: an investigation into a seventy-year-old crime, through the eyes of the most likeably unreliable of narrators. But the real mystery at its compassionate core is the fragmentation of the human mind." (Emma Donoghue). "A thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp." (Deborah Moggach. Emma Healey is 28 years old and grew up in London. She has spent most of her working life in libraries, bookshops and galleries. She completed the MA in Creative Writing: Prose at UEA in 2011. Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241003503

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“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
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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
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“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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