Elizabeth is Missing is a great story beautifully written. Maudie gets herself in and out of scrapes quite regularly with moments of lucidity, and as a person, as a voice is very effective. One gets a real sense of her, inspite of her confusion, with her assertions over the tins of peaches, her campaign to be listened to over her friend’s disappearance and her forays back to her childhood.
Emma Healy seems to capture the essence of a mind fragmented by dementia. Perhaps it is thus. At present, thankfully, I can only imagine.
The jaw clenching daughter, Helen, coping with her aged P, frustrated and patient by turns, is however very believable and recognisable.
Well worth a read.