Whistle in the Dark

Whistle in the Dark

From the bestselling author of Elizabeth is Missing


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


  • A compelling modern family drama with witty and wonderful characters. Utter bliss.
    Nina Stibbe

About the author

Emma Healey

Emma Healey grew up in London and completed her first degree in bookbinding. She then worked for libraries, bookshops, art galleries and universities before studying for the MA in Creative Writing at UEA in 2010. She is the author of Whistle in the Dark, and Elizabeth is Missing, which was a Sunday Times Bestseller, won the Costa First Novel Award 2014, and was made into a BBC film starring Glenda Jackson. She lives in Norwich with her husband, daughter and cat, and regularly volunteers for Vision Norfolk with a group of visually impaired, and incredibly imaginative, creative writers.
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