Elizabeth is Missing

Elizabeth is Missing

As you guys know by now, we are huge bookworms and that is why we try to constantly include book-related elements in our posts, be it a quote, a story, a character-based outfit or even the book itself. That is why we decided that, from now on, we will try to dedicate an entire post, or maybe even a vlog (now we are really daring) to a book we are currently reading.

Without further ado, we start our new section with  Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey.

First of all, I must confess that I am still just halfway through this one, so I am not going to give away tons of spoilers, just a tiny version of what I think might have happened. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect at first from this story, but the fact that it got so much buzz made me want ti give it a go. After reading the first 2 chapters I felt a little emotional about the whole narrative and already pictured the truth behind that mysterious disappearance. To make myself more clear, this story has a deeper, personal meaning to me, because the main character, Maud, reminds me of my late grandmother.

Proceed with caution, SPOILERS ahead !

For someone who has experienced something similar to this story in real life, the outcome is much clearer than for others. First of all, it is more than obvious that the main character Maud suffers from Alzheimer and I assume that everyone around her knows about this condition. I suspect that they ignore the whole business with Elizabeth because 1) Elizabeth is dead 2) her death is what triggered Maud’s illness and 3) they want to avoid a dreadful scene that might occur once Maud finds out the truth. I might be wrong but at this point this is what seems like the most plausible answer.

The other story line present in the book is the one involving the disappearance of Maud’s sister, a seventy-year-old unsolved mystery that lies in the damaged mind of the main character. I find this part rather thrilling and I am enjoying all those flashbacks that the author inserts from time to time. I really don’t know the answer to what has happened and I am looking forward to this particular reveal.

What attracted me to this book, apart from the personal connection, is the way it is written. You, as a reader, are constantly inside the head of the main character, thus getting a glimpse of the chaos and confusion that lingers in her mind.

I recommend this book to anyone in search of a great life changing story. You can find Elizabeth is Missing at Okian for a special price.

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