Friday 3 January 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (Elizabeth Is Missing)

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


My book beginning is Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey - I've got an ARC copy from Netgalley and this is due to be published in June by Penguin.


'Maud? Was I boring you so much that you'd rather stand outside in the dark?'


A woman calls to me from the warm light of a cluttered dining room. My breath curls towards her, wet and ghostly, but no words follow. The snow, sparse but bright on the ground, reflects the light on to her face, which is drawn tight in an attempt to see. I know, though, that she can't see very well, even in the daylight.


 Elizabeth is Missing

Book Blurb:

'Elizabeth is missing' reads the note in Maud's pocket in her own handwriting, and the one on the wall.

Maud's been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she's made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to discover what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and what it has to do with the unsolved disappearance of her sister Sukey, years back, just after the war.




  1. Oooooooo this sounds good. THANKS for sharing.

    Please stop by for a giveaway on my blog if you like. The link to the giveaway is in my Book Beginnings post.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  2. Like the beginning. The book cover is interesting too.

  3. I like "My breath curls toward her, wet and ghostly...." What a great description! This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: A GOOD HOME.

  4. Sounds like a great mystery and an interesting main character.

  5. Ooh, love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST


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