Elizabeth is Missing

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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 just after the Second World War. See articles about Elizabeth is Missing, or find events about the book.

‘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

‘One of those semi-mythical beasts, the book you cannot put down’
~ Jonathan Coe

‘…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’
~ Observer

~ Sunday Express

‘Deserves prizes in all categories. A gripping thriller about life. An extraordinary tale of believable, ordinary tragedy’
~ Independent

‘An inspired and supremely sensitive evocation of what it is to lose that which makes us who we are’
~ The Times

‘A painfully sad but brilliant debut’
~ Sunday Mirror

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‘Very good indeed’
~Jojo Moyes

‘A spellbinding first novel’
~ New York Times

‘Healey’s audacious conception and formidable talent combine in a bravura performance that sustains its momentum and pathos to the last’
~ Wall Street Journal

‘Harrowing, touching and hugely memorable. No conventional crime novel but a compelling work that crosses literary genres’
~ Sunday Times

‘I’ve never read anything like it’
~ Ruth Rendell

‘Tender, fascinating, compelling, charming’
Evening Standard

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