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Elizabeth Is Missing

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book (nominee)
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel
HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MYSTERY WHEN YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE CLUES?

In this darkly riveting debut novel - a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an 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?

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November 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: Elizabeth Is Missing
Author(s): Emma Healey
ISBN: 1-4450-9912-8 / 978-1-4450-9912-5 (UK edition)
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Title: Elizabeth is Missing
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Title: Elizabeth Is Missing
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ISBN: 0-06-230966-8 / 978-0-06-230966-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Elizabeth Is Missing
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth Is Missing
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ISBN: 0-345-80831-2 / 978-0-345-80831-8 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth Is Missing: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Healey
ISBN: 0-06-230968-4 / 978-0-06-230968-6 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth is Missing
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ISBN: 0-241-96818-6 / 978-0-241-96818-5 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth is Missing
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ISBN: 0-241-00351-2 / 978-0-241-00351-0 (UK edition)
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July 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Elizabeth is Missing
Author(s): Emma Healey
ISBN: 1-4712-7002-5 / 978-1-4712-7002-4 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Elizabeth Is Missing
Author(s): Emma Healey
ISBN: 1-4830-1812-1 / 978-1-4830-1812-6 (USA edition)
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Elizabeth Is Missing: Library Edition
Author(s): Emma Healey
ISBN: 1-4830-1811-3 / 978-1-4830-1811-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Elizabeth Is Missing
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Title: Elizabeth Is Missing: A Novel
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