A mystery, an unsolved crime and one of the most unforgettable characters since Mark Haddon's Christopher. Meet Maud. . .
Emma Healey, a former bookseller, grew up in London where she went to art college and completed her first degree in bookbinding. She then worked for two libraries, two bookshops, two art galleries and two universities, and was busily pursuing a career in the art world before writing overtook everything. She moved to Norwich in 2010 to study for the MA in Creative Writing at UEA and never moved back again. Elizabeth is Missing, her first novel, was a Sunday Times Bestseller, won the Costa First Novel Award 2014 and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year.
The novel is 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. * The Observer *
A compelling mystery that capture the experience of Maud, a highly memorable elderly woman losing her memory * Sunday Express *
Riveting psychological thriller * Stylist's Best Books of 2014 *
A thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp -- Deborah Moggach