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.
This novel is a beautiful and rare thing - a page turning thriller with all the pain, warmth and humour of authentic family life portrayed. I absolutely loved it.
Utterly compelling and insightful, I was drawn into this family in crisis from the first chapter of this unflinchingly honest and beautifully written novel
Healey is a natural story-teller
I don't know anyone else who writes like this. Emma Healey's voice soars, sings and startles as she takes you right under the skin of her characters. She 'magics' the ordinary into the extraordinary and, just as impressively, transposes the extraordinary to the ordinary. Unforgettable.
Many will relate to the fraught familial relationships, which are expertly realised in this tense contemporary novel ... the interactions are so utterly real that you get completely drawn into their world ... Healey writes with such an ease and naturalness that it carries you effortlessly forward
Written with captivating brilliance and oozing with tension, this is a novel you really do not want to miss
At once an absorbing thriller and a beautifully observed study of the relationship between mother and teenage daughter
Rich with emotional depth
Healey thoughtfully explores complex problems facing young women and families today and in Lana she has created a masterpiece of inarticulacy
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