Whistle in the Dark (Hardback)Emma Healey (author)
The new novel from the author of the Waterstones championed bestseller Elizabeth is Missing
Four missing days. Could you cope with not knowing?
Jen's 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police draw a blank.
The once-happy, loving family return to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on.
As Lana stays stubbornly silent, Jen desperately tries to reach out to a daughter who has become a stranger.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 205 x 140 x 30 mm
'I adored the forensic detail of the writing and the wry, sharp take on millenial family life.' - The Mail
'Healey thoughtfully explores complex problems facing young women and families today' - The Express
'A compelling modern family drama with witty and wonderful characters. Utter bliss.' - Nina Stibbe
'Utterly compelling and insightful, I was drawn into this family in crisis from the first chapter of this unflinchingly honest and beautifully written novel.' - Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Sister
'Healey is a natural story-teller.' - Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days
'This novel is a beautiful and rare thing - a page turning thriller with all the pain, warmth and humour of authentic family life portrayed. I absolutely loved it.' - Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat
'I don't know anyone else who writes like this. Emma Healey's voice soars, sings and startles as she takes you right under the skin of her characters. She 'magics' the ordinary into the extraordinary and, just as impressively, transposes the extraordinary to the ordinary. Unforgettable.' - Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife
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You can not help but get involved in the lives of the characters. Emma Healey writes with care. The precision of her prose, as well as her clever writing style means it will be fascinating to see what she writes next.
Emma Healey's first book " Elizabeth is Missing " was one of the best debuts. Without a doubt, she has proven with her second novel that she is an amazing writer.
We get to read the story of Jen and... More
I was sent an uncorrected proof of Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey to read and review by NetGalley.
Beautifully written – nothing less than you would expect from the author of Elizabeth is Missing! As with her... More
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