Elizabeth Is Missing

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
Fiction, Psychological Mystery
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by Knopf Canada
$29.95 (CAD)

I picked this book up in October, unable to wait until my hold came up at the library. I’d heard about this book in the summer. It sounded right up my alley, and I was excited to read it. When I began, I couldn’t put it down.

If you haven’t heard of it, this book is about an elderly woman called Maud with dementia. She is convinced that her best friend Elizabeth is missing, but no one takes her seriously. This obsession stirs up flashbacks of her past, back when her sister Sukey went missing just after the Second World War. The narration goes back and forth from the present to back when Sukey went missing.

This book reminded me of the show Cold Case, which I loved. This book was exciting, mysterious, poignant, heartfelt, and a million other positive adjectives. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to readers of mystery, suspense, and just general fiction. Basically, if you like reading, read this.

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