Elizabeth is Missing

elizabethElizabeth is Missing
by Emma Healey
2014 /  320 pages
read by Davina Porter 11h 9m
rating A /  literary crime

A very interesting tale in which our first person protagonist,  Maud, an 82-year old woman who lives alone with the assistance of her daughter, Helen,  is losing it – she has dementia.   She doesn’t remember things – like why she’s digging a hole in the yard – what was she looking for?   Or that her usefulness as a volunteer at the local thrift shop has ended so it’s not necessary when she appears there on her “usual” day.  And she doesn’t know what has happened to Elizabeth,  her good friend of many years whom she hasn’t seen in a long time.  So one major thread is Maud’s search for Elizabeth.

What she does remember is when her older sister Suki went missing almost 70 years prior – 1946 – and that second plot thread is intertwined with Maud’s search for Elizabeth in both the chapters and Maud’s mind somehow.  >>>>MORE (no spoilers) >>>> 

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