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Emma Healey - Author

About the Author

Emma Healey grew up in London where she completed her first degree in bookbinding (learning how to put books together but not how to write them). She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing: Prose at UEA in 2011. Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel and was published in June 2014.

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Whistle in the Dark From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Whistle in the Dark From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Author: Emma Healey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Jen has finally got her daughter home. But why does fifteen-year-old Lana still feel lost? When Lana goes missing for four desperate days and returns refusing to speak of what happened, Jen fears the very worst. She thinks she's failed as a mother, that her daughter is beyond reach and that she must do something - anything - to bring her back. The family returns to London where everyone but Jen seems happy to carry on as normal. Jen's husband Hugh thinks she's going crazy - and their eldest daughter Meg is tired of Lana getting all the attention. But Jen knows Lana has changed, and can't understand why. Does the answer lie in those four missing days? And how can Jen find out? 'As gripping as Elizabeth is Missing' Elle 'Utterly compelling' Rosamund Lupton '[A] satisfying, cathartic mystery' Jenny Colgan 'A compelling modern family drama with witty and wonderful characters. Utter bliss' Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina 'Intriguing and entertaining' Observer

Whistle in the Dark

Whistle in the Dark

Author: Emma Healey Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey, read by Julia Deakin and Laura Aikman. In the award-winning Elizabeth is Missing debut novelist Emma Healey explored grandmother Mauds attempt to solve a 70-year-old mystery as she succumbed to dementia. Now, in her dazzling follow-up Whistle in the Dark, we meet Jen, mother to 15-year-old Lana - who has just been found after going missing for four desperate days. Lana cant talk about the missing days. As her daughters life falls apart, Jen turns detective to discover what happened . . . How do you rescue someone who has already been found? Jens fifteen-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 think the case is closed. The once-happy, loving family returns to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on. With her daughter increasingly becoming a stranger, Jen is sure the answer lies in those four missing days. But will Lana ever reveal what happened? A psychological thriller that meshes the homely with the Gothic Literary Review Oozing with tension and written with captivating brilliance Heat As gripping as its predecessor Elle Gripping, deeply affecting Irish Times

Whistle in the Dark From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Whistle in the Dark From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Author: Emma Healey Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

In the award-winning Elizabeth is Missing debut novelist Emma Healey explored grandmother Maud's attempt to solve a 70-year-old mystery as she succumbed to dementia. Now, in her dazzling follow-up Whistle in the Dark, we meet Jen, mother to 15-year-old Lana - who has just been found after going missing for four desperate days. Lana can't talk about the missing days. As her daughter's life falls apart, Jen turns detective to discover what happened . . . How do you rescue someone who has already been found? Jen's fifteen-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 think the case is closed. The once-happy, loving family returns to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on. With her daughter increasingly becoming a stranger, Jen is sure the answer lies in those four missing days. But will Lana ever reveal what happened? 'A psychological thriller that meshes the homely with the Gothic' Literary Review 'Oozing with tension and written with captivating brilliance' Heat 'As gripping as its predecessor' Elle 'Gripping, deeply affecting' Irish Times

Whistle in the Dark From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Whistle in the Dark From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing

Author: Emma Healey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2018

In the award-winning Elizabeth is Missing debut novelist Emma Healey explored grandmother Maud's attempt to solve a 70-year-old mystery as she succumbed to dementia. Now, in her dazzling follow-up Whistle in the Dark, we meet Jen, mother to 15-year-old Lana - who has just been found after going missing for four desperate days. Lana can't talk about the missing days. As her daughter's life falls apart, Jen turns detective to discover what happened . . . How do you rescue someone who has already been found? Jen's fifteen-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 think the case is closed. The once-happy, loving family returns to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on. With her daughter increasingly becoming a stranger, Jen is sure the answer lies in those four missing days. But will Lana ever reveal what happened? 'A psychological thriller that meshes the homely with the Gothic' Literary Review 'Oozing with tension and written with captivating brilliance' Heat 'As gripping as its predecessor' Elle 'Gripping, deeply affecting' Irish Times

Elizabeth is Missing

Elizabeth is Missing

Author: Emma Healey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2014

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. A debut novel about a mind in the grips of dementia.