Friday, 6 June 2014

Review - Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Title: Elizabeth is Missing
Author: Emma Healey
Publisher: Penguin Books (UK)
Release date: 5th June 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

'Elizabeth is missing' reads the note in Maud's pocket in her own handwriting, and the one on the wall.

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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Penguin Books (UK) and Emma Healey*

3/5 stars

Elizabeth is Missing is the tale of forgetful Maud who is adamant that her friend Elizabeth is missing. It mixes the present with the past as Maud recalls memories of when her sister Sukey disappeared just after World War Two.

Maud is an unreliable narrator which results in us finding out Elizabeth’s fate at the end of the book.
This is an original and compelling story that will have you rooting for Maud as she tries to find Elizabeth and will grip you emotionally as a dark secret is revealed.