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Elizabeth Is Missing
Elizabeth is Missing
by Emma Healey


Not a book I would have read if someone on Goodreads hadn't mentioned it for this challenge requirement, but one I'm definitely glad to have read.

Told from the point of view of Maud, a woman with what appears to be some amount of dementia, we can't always trust what she tells us or how she sees what's going on in the world. She can't remember what she came to the store to buy. She can't remember things she's said or done seconds before. But one thing she knows for certain: her friend Elizabeth is missing! And no one--not her daughter or caregivers or Elizabeth's family--seem to believe her. It is infuriating and frustrating! So Maud takes it upon herself to do some detective work and try to find Elizabeth. The problem is, she can't remember what she's tried or even what some of the notes she's made about it mean. But Elizabeth is missing, and for Maud's sake, the reader becomes desperate to learn what happened as well!

This was a fascinatingly written book, sensitive to people with dementia while still using that to create some twists and turns. I felt mixes of heartbroken, anxious, terrified, worried, and triumphant while going along with Maud in this book.

Pop Sugar Reading Challenge: A book with an unreliable narrator

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