Elizabeth is Missing

'Elizabeth is missing,' I whisper, looking up at the house. It's familiar, but I don't know whose it is. I put a hand to my throat. 'No, Mum, she's not. You know where she is. And you have to accept it. Or you have to let it go, ...

Elizabeth is Missing

Author: Emma Healey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241968194

Page: 304

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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

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