Publication: NZ BookLovers

Elizabeth is Missing is a stunning debut novel by Emma Healey, which asks an interesting question: How do you solve a mystery when you can’t remember the clues?

Eighty-something year old Maud is not sure of many things – she easily loses track of time, places and objects, and more often than not finds herself bewildered as to what she did or said just a few minutes ago. Looked after by her stoic daughter, Helen, as well as a couple of “carers”, Maud tries to jog her memory by writing copious little notes to herself, which she stashes in her pockets and purses, and which – in the absence of large chunks of her memory – she consults in order to put together the missing pieces of her life.

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