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Emma Healey

Whistle in the Dark
  • Whistle in the Dark

  • Emma Healey

    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

Emma Healey, a former bookseller, grew up in London where she went to art college and completed her first degree in bookbinding. She then worked for two libraries, two bookshops, two art galleries and two universities, and was busily pursuing a career in the art world before writing overtook everything. She moved to Norwich in 2010 to study for the MA in Creative Writing at UEA and never moved back again. Elizabeth is Missing, her first novel, was a Sunday Times Bestseller, won the Costa First Novel Award 2014 and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year.