Elizabeth is Missing
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Elizabeth is Missing

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ABOUT
THE 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 . . .

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Emma
Healey

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.

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.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

A haunting novel based around the experience of Maud, an elderly woman losing her memory. Past and present are intermixed as Maud sets out to solve a mystery, but can’t quite remember what she is investigating. A compelling tale, sensitively told.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2015
Author
Publisher
Penguin

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