Congratulations to the lovely Emma Healey

On the publication of her debut novel Elizabeth is Missing. It’s already receiving some rather marvellous reviews and Jonathan Coe described it as One of those semi-mythical beasts, the book you cannot put down”. 

Elizabeth-is-Missing-final-UK-cover-copyMeet Maud … ‘Elizabeth is missing’, reads the note in Maud’s pocket in her own handwriting. Lately, 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, years back, just after the war. A fast-paced mystery with a wonderful leading character: Maud will make you laugh and cry, but she certainly won’t be forgotten. (Find out more on Waterstones)


Isn’t that a pretty cover?

It’s a really wonderful book. Cleverly constructed, emotionally truthful and absolutely gripping, Elizabeth is Missing deserves all the praise it’s getting.

You can buy Elizabeth is Missing online, or you can pop into your local bookshop.


 Emma modelling her wonderful book.

healey_launch_groupAll of us looking excited.

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