Book of the Week

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey. Photo: PA Photo/Viking
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey. Photo: PA Photo/Viking

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

As age fogs her mind, the details of Maud’s life because frustratingly hazy and unsettled. However one memory remains, the most upsetting of them all: Elizabeth is missing.

The novel follows Maud as she collects cluestrying to piece together the mystery which haunts her.

Emma Healey’s debut novel masterfully alternates between hilarity and heartbreak, giving us a poignant insight into the mind of a person suffering from this most confusing of illnesses. Healey’s vivid and sympathetic narrative allows you to put yourself in the place of both Maud and her carers.