Elizabeth is Missing

Emma Healey

Literary Fiction · Great for: Older readers and anyone who loves poignant and compelling stories

About this book

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 . . .

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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014, this riveting psychological mystery is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and ageing.