Elizabeth is Missing

by Emma Healey

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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This was great. I wasn’t at all sure that a mystery narrated by an old lady with dementia was going to work at all but it did. There’s a modern day storyline where Maud is sure that her friend Elizabeth has gone missing, and it gets tangled up in her head with the story of her sister Sukey who went missing when Maud was a child. There are times when you want to scream at Maud to get it all sorted out, which isn’t at all fair, and I think it gives you an insight into what it must be like to live with dementia. The plot was very clever though and I really enjoyed reading it despite finding it upsetting and frustrating at times.