Publication Date: 10/01/2019 ISBN: 9780241327654 Category:

Whistle in the Dark

Emma Healey

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 10/01/2019 ISBN: 9780241327654 Category:
Paperback / Softback




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

Publisher Review

Healey is a natural story-teller -- Claire Fuller, author of 'Our Endless Numbered Days' This novel is a beautiful and rare thing - a page turning thriller with all the pain, warmth and humour of authentic family life portrayed. I absolutely loved it. -- Kate Hamer, author of 'The Girl in the Red Coat' I don't know anyone else who writes like this. Emma Healey's voice soars, sings and startles as she takes you right under the skin of her characters. She 'magics' the ordinary into the extraordinary and, just as impressively, transposes the extraordinary to the ordinary. Unforgettable. -- Jane Corry, bestselling author of 'My Husband's Wife' At once an absorbing thriller and a beautifully observed study of the relationship between mother and teenage daughter * Refinery29 * Oozing with tension and written with captivating brilliance * Heat * A fast-paced, gripping read * Closer * I adored the forensic detail of Healey's writing and the wry, sharp take on millenial family life * Daily Mail * Utterly compelling and insightful, I was drawn into this family in crisis from the first chapter of this unflinchingly honest and beautifully written novel -- Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of 'Sister' A beautiful exploration of mental health and love * Stylist * Gripping, deeply affecting * Irish Times * A compelling modern family drama with witty and wonderful characters. Utter bliss. -- Nina Stibbe As gripping as its predecessor * Elle * Courageous...intriguing...entertaining * Observer *

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