Four missing days. Could you cope with not knowing?Jen's 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police draw a blank. The once-happy, loving family return to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on.As Lana stays stubbornly silent, Jen desperately tries to reach out to a daughter who has become a stranger.
Every bit as compelling as the frenzied hype suggests. A gripping detective yarn and a haunting depiction of mental illness * Observer on 'Elizabeth is Missing' * Will stir and shake you -- Emma Donoghue, author of Room on 'Elizabeth is Missing' A dark and riveting psychological thriller * Stylist on 'Elizabeth is Missing' * Very good indeed -- Jojo Moyes on 'Elizabeth is Missing'
Emma Healey, a former bookseller, grew up in London where she went to art college and completed her first degree in bookbinding. She then worked for two libraries, two bookshops, two art galleries and two universities, and was busily pursuing a career in the art world before writing overtook everything. She moved to Norwich in 2010 to study for the MA in Creative Writing at UEA and never moved back again. Elizabeth is Missing, her first novel, was a Sunday Times Bestseller, won the Costa First Novel Award 2014 and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year.