I’m excited! I’m not a writer and can’t imagine writing such beautiful books, but there seems to such alot of exceptionally good debut writers! Emma Healey being one, with her debut novel Elizabeth is Missing!
Woo Hoo, such talent! Really!! Can i say it again! I cannot imagine ever writing something so complex. The storyline is just perfect and just the correct amount of complexity to keep you in-track without forgetting what’s happening.
Elizabeth is Missing is about Maud who has dementia and loosing track of time and finds herself worrying about one of her old-age friends called Elizabeth who is missing. The story weaves in between the presnt, where Maud is looking for Elizabeth and the past where Elizabeth’s elder sister Sukey disappears.
Beautifully written, Elizabeth is missing will keep you on your toes right till the end!
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey Goodreads Synopsis
In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.
Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory—and her grip on everyday life. Yet she refuses to forget her best friend Elizabeth, whom she is convinced is missing and in terrible danger.
But no one will listen to Maud—not her frustrated daughter, Helen, not her caretakers, not the police, and especially not Elizabeth’s mercurial son, Peter. Armed with handwritten notes she leaves for herself and an overwhelming feeling that Elizabeth needs her help, Maud resolves to discover the truth and save her beloved friend.
This singular obsession forms a cornerstone of Maud’s rapidly dissolving present. But the clues she discovers seem only to lead her deeper into her past, to another unsolved disappearance: her sister, Sukey, who vanished shortly after World War II.
As vivid memories of a tragedy that occurred more fifty years ago come flooding back, Maud discovers new momentum in her search for her friend. Could the mystery of Sukey’s disappearance hold the key to finding Elizabeth?