Emma Healey’s debut novel Elizabeth is Missing was a sensation. Alongside its astonishing sales figures, it won the Costa First Novel Award in 2014 and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year.
Whistle in the Dark, her new book, is a remarkable and gripping mystery. Jen’s 15-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 draw a blank. The once-happy, loving family return to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on.
This promises to be a fantastic evening with one of Britain’s most promising young writers.