Elizabeth Is Missing

Publisher: Vintage Canada
WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

Meet Maud.

Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable--or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger.

But there's one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, to leave it alone, to shut up, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

Because somewhere in Maud's damaged mind lies the answer to an unsolved seventy-year-old mystery. One everyone has forgotten about.

Everyone, except Maud . . .

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Prologue

‘Maud? Was I boring you so much that you’d rather stand outside in the dark?’

A woman calls to me from the warm light of a cluttered dining room. My breath curls towards her, wet and ghostly, but no words follow. The snow, sparse but bright on the ground, reflects the light on to...
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Praise for Elizabeth Is Missing:
"Spellbinding." The New York Times
"Engaging and beautifully written.... Elizabeth Is Missing not only introduces, in Maud, an unforgettable and poignant character, but it also heralds, in Healey, a new talent with a remarkable knack for observation and an ear for dialogue." Toronto Star
"A page turner; clever, well-written and full of insight." The London Free Press
"A compelling work that crosses literary genres.... Bold, touching and hugely memorable." The Sunday Times