Costa First Novel Award Winner 2014
Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it.
She sometimes thinks her daughter Helen is 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, Maud will get to the bottom of it.
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014, Elizabeth is Missing is the debut novel written by Emma Healey and is an unabridged mystery audiobook expertly narrated by Anna Bentinck. Audible listeners follow the story of forgetful Maud, who obsesses over finding her missing friend, Elizabeth. It's a daunting task to search for clues and then forgetting them as soon as they are found. With her memory failing she must rely only on her intuition. It's never led her off track in the past... Or has it? A lighthearted and absorbing listen.
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Elizabeth is missing
One of the top stories I have listened to. two.women missing 50 years apart a whodunit with a difference!
The main character is searching for Elizabeth whilst suffering the beginnings of Dementia
Her reliance upon slips of paper to work as an aide memoir, dated but what happens when you don't remember the date or if you have already acted upon what's on the paper
Anna brings the characters and story to life with the feeling that you are a character within the story
The main characters narration and her sudden confusion as to who this woman in front of her is.
The story itself takes the listener into how it must be for somebody suffering from dementia and how sometimes she will recognise her daughter and grand daughter then suddenly wonder who these people are.
Although the character is suffering from dementia, the actual story is about two missing Somerset gif th years apart. It is a who done it with many red herrings and twists that when the story ends you are left wanting to remain and hear more.
Wonderful thought provoking enjoyable adventure
Never judge a book by its cover ....is so true of this book
- Mrs. Denise Slatter