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Elizabeth wird vermisst
Elizabeth wird vermisst: Roman | Emma Healey
EINE ANRHRENDE GESCHICHTE BER VERLUST UND VERGESSEN - EMMA HEALEY TRIFFT MITTEN INS HERZ! Wie wrden Sie sich fhlen, wenn Ihnen keiner mehr glaubt? Und Sie nicht mehr sicher sind, ob Sie sich selbst noch glauben knnen? Genauso ergeht es Maud, die an Alzheimer leidet und die ihre Freundin vermisst. In diesem faszinierenden Roman machen wir uns gemeinsam mit Maud auf die Suche nach der verschwundenen Elizabeth und erleben dabei hautnah, wie hilflos und verletzlich Maud sich selbst und ihrer Umwelt gegenbersteht. Mit berwltigender Intensitt und Emotionalitt schafft es die erst 28-jhrige Autorin, eine vllig neue Sicht auf Alter und Alzheimer zu erffnen.
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deirdrebeecher
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Just saw a trailer for a bbc adaptation of this book staring Glenda Jackson. A glimpse of her performance has made it a must see for me. She is an amazing actress and I suspect that she has been given a role worthy of her. Fingers crossed.

RachelAmphlett I saw the trailer last week and it looks incredible, doesn‘t it? 1w
deirdrebeecher So powerful, I got chills. 6d
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Buechersuechtling
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I saw the end coming but not the twist. Even though some people might consider it obvious.

I did not love everything about the book, in the middle I was a tiny bit bored, but guys – the description of a life with Alzheimer‘s. 😱 I have no experience but I believe every word the 28-year-old author wrote down.

A book that resonates. A book to remember.

Strong, strong recommendation‼️

Come-read-with-me @Buechersuechtling This is a great review and I am definitely going to check it out!! 3w
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Buechersuechtling
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Thank you @Come-read-with-me for the tag. 😃

1) Difficult … At the moment it‘s

• everything that makes me not feel cold.
• lying down, stretching, so my muscles relax.
• If I have enough energy left: a good book to read (because that‘s different to listening to audiobooks) with hot chocolate or dark and full red wine.

2) Blessings and a huge amount of relaxing energy to @Sarah83 @PickwickPlockPlock and @ReadingOverSleeping

#MoonReflections

PickwickPlockPlock Thank you, I can use that relaxing energy. I started a new job 2 weeks ago and at the moment it's overwhelming. 4w
ReadingOverSleeping Thank you! It's been a tough day and this put a sme on my face :) sending you lots of good vibes 💙 4w
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Buechersuechtling
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If I don‘t get to start “Rebecca” today, I decided to kind of reward myself with finishing this audiobook. There‘s not much left of it, an hour maybe.

I no longer feel like the story turned into a crime case. It found its way back to Maud.

Also, I don‘t share the impression that, at the end, the reader doesn‘t know anything valuable about where Elizabeth is. Well, it‘s not in detail said what happened but you clearly get some ideas.

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fifis_bookshelf
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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⭐⭐⭐½
This book was great, hilarious in parts and heart wrenching in others.

bookandbedandtea Well said. This book stayed with me for a long time after I read it. 4w
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Buechersuechtling
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I think, I already hit the halfway mark in this. I can‘t tell exactly because I did some audiocooking again, tonight.

Yes, I still like the story but at the moment I am a bit tired of the passages set in the past because the story told therein more and more develops into a crime story. And for a crime story it‘s, in my eyes, badly told, even though I can‘t say what exactly the badly told elements consist in.

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Buechersuechtling
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A bit more than an hour into this.
It‘s very well done. And that‘s the reason why it‘s good to stay turned on it. Walks down Maud‘s memory lane and her present are not knowable immediately. So you lose track when pausing too often.

I completely empathise with Maud. It must be really awful to lose one‘s memory and also the activities of one‘s daily life _and_ to sometimes know this. To kind of be a spectator of how one‘s abilities desert oneself.

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Buechersuechtling
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⬆️⬆️⬆️ I gave it a quick listen up on few hours ago and already love, how Katharina Thalbach, a German actress, is reading it. Her pitch of voice fits so perfectly.

I‘m sure, this will be great company for my dinner now. #LitsyPartyOfOne

TheBookAddict Sounds like an interesting story. 😊 enjoy! 4w
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Buechersuechtling
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“How would you feel if no one believed you anymore? And if you‘re not sure if you can still believe yourself? That‘s how Maud feels, who suffers from Alzheimer‘s and who misses her girlfriend. In this fascinating novel, together with Maud, we embark on the search for the disappeared Elizabeth and experience at first hand how helpless and vulnerable Maud is facing herself and her environment.”

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DebB117
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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A good story.

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TheEllieMo
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey, E C Healey
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I absolutely loved this book. The main character, Maud, has dementia, and her friends, family, carers and the police all dismiss her concerns about her friend Elizabeth as nothing more than the ramblings of a confused old lady. But Maud knows there‘s more to it, and that Elizabeth really is #Missing. Touching on the difficulties and coping strategies of people with dementia, this book is beautifully written, and worth a read.

#AyUpAugust

squirrelbrain I really liked this one as well.... 4mo
Cinfhen I wanted to like this one but for some reason I couldn‘t get into the book🤷🏼‍♀️It was very MEH for me 😬 4mo
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kathedron
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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I enjoyed this! Maud has dementia and nobody listens when she tells them her friend has gone missing. But is it really Elizabeth she is fretting about? With moments of great poignancy and flashes of humour, Healey still allows this to be a dark tale at heart: it's never twee (it's no "My Grandmother..."). There is necessarily a fair amount of repetition at sentence level, but I rather liked the reverberations of birds, lipstick, marrows and all!

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kathedron
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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#libraryhaul
I'd reserved the tagged book: the others were sheer opportunism! 😀

thereadingowlvina I enjoyed Elizabeth Is Missing. Good book! 🙂 4mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @thereadingowlvina me too! (Fantastic in audio) 4mo
Megabooks Homesick is odd. I loved it because I love her writing, but fair warning. 😉 4mo
RaimeyGallant The top two have caught my attention. Off to read a bit more about them! 4mo
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atla
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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A woman in mid-stage dementia believes her friend to be missing, and sets about to find her - while also trying to keep the details straight from the case of her sister who went missing in childhood. I loved this one so much. The author brilliantly captured the tangles of memory and thought in a brain damaged by disease but struggling to make sense of it all, and having a great mystery (or 2) alongside made it unputdownable.

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Sogamonk
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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It really makes you feel what it would be like when one gets old and is the victim of cognitive impairment.
Also allows one to see who Maud was before she aged. Sad yet with moments of immense joy. Definitely not a read for everyone

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Emma3
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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I bought this so long ago and it got stuck in a random tbr pile. This was completely not what I was expecting! It was so thought provoking and poignant. As someone that often works with people with dementia it really helped me to see things from their point of view. The actual mystery was fairly basic and obvious but I really enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend it

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Emma_Worthy
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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A very well written. Sensitively and beautifully done with good character development. Would really recommend.

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Emma_Worthy
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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A very well written. Sensitively and beautifully done with good character development. Would really recommend.

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thereadingowlvina
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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📖 Elizabeth is Missing
👱‍♀️ Emma Healey
🎥 Elysium
🍳 Eggs 🥚🥚🥚

Thank you @JoScho #ManicMonday ! 😊😊😊

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 1y
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JenFowler
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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This is a tough one to keep reading!
I'm halfway through and the repetitive cycle of Maud asking herself and everyone she comes in contact with "where is Elizabeth?" while struggling to remember anything that is going on around her is BRUTAL.
My grandmother has dementia. Knowing this is probably how she goes through parts of her days is painful to me.
This is the 2nd time I've attempted to read this, so I'm determined to stick with it! ?

JenFowler Okay..so the ending was worth it! At least you find out what happened. Its very muddled up, you have to really pay attention to the actual gems of truth admidst all of the mixed up mumbo jumbo inside Maud's mind. It's a reminder to anyone who knows someome with dementia to be kind to them. It's better to patiently listen to their stories instead of trying to remind them of things they are getting wrong or telling them you heard a story before.💔 1y
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

I really liked the premise of this book - mixing suspense with a woman with dementia. The problem was that it got extremely repetitive in parts and I got a bit annoyed/lost interest. Overall, it was a good story.

Jess7 I liked it, but I felt the repetitiveness was annoying despite it likely being intentional given the character‘s dementia 1y
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whatrebeccasread
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Highly recommended, I really enjoyed this quick read. Providing a detailed and vivid insight into the mind of an elderly woman with dementia was both interesting and amusing at points which leads me to rate this book 4 stars.

My full review of this book is on my blog if you want to learn more! 📚

Crazeedi Thanks for review 1y
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everfree7
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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This novel was truly heartbreaking. I‘ve never read a novel from the perspective of an elderly person succumbing to dementia. Trust me—it‘s no easy read at all, but it‘s worth it.

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everfree7
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey

Random find at the library

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IamIamIam
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Maud's sister disappears after WWII and in her later years, battling dementia, she struggles to separate her memories from her friend's disappearance. Told from a unique point of view, the repetition in the book is hard to get through and I suggest audio. It is a heartbreaking account of what goes on in a person's mind as dementia robs them of so much. Davina Porter gives Maud such a wonderful personality!

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IamIamIam
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Been listening to this story about a woman with dementia who is getting lost in memories, thinking of a long lost sister and a friend whom she thinks is missing. It's an interesting take on what dementia takes away from people and how hard small life tasks become. Excited to see how this turns out!

Jess7 I‘ve read this one. It‘s slow at times and repetitive (intentionally), but I liked the story and the ending was ok. Let me know when you finish it. Curious to know what you think of the ending. 2y
IamIamIam @Jess7 Honestly, I would have bailed if I was reading a print copy. The narration is good and I keep thinking that this could be a family member telling me a story so that does make it easier! The repetition is difficult but the audio is making me more sympathetic, I think! 😄 2y
Jess7 I read an ebook of it a few years ago. I got through it bc I reminded myself the repetition was intentional to convey the disease and because I think the author wanted the reader to feel the frustration someone going through that and someone around that person would feel, I decided that was a nice literary device for making the story feel realistic. So basically while I appreciated the style, it drove me crazy lol 2y
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IamIamIam @Jess7 Yes, it's very frustrating but very effective! It kind of reminds me of that film Memento! I think that's why I'm enjoying it so much! 2y
Jess7 I love Memento!! 2y
LiteraryinLititz I read this a while back and thought it was really well done! Glad you‘re enjoying it too. 2y
IamIamIam @Jess7 JUST GOT TO THE ENDING! I kind of had a feeling but just didn't expect it to hit me like that because you get lulled into this stupor of Maud's life! 2y
IamIamIam @LiteraryinLititz The audio is spectacular!!! I'm really loving the way it all unfolded! 2y
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TheDoubleLetterThief
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Mehso-so

Many parts felt very repetitive, which made it difficult to get interested in. I was interested enough to see how it all came together, so I made it to the end, but was relieved to be done.

JillR I was relieved to be done with this one too... 2y
shahn77 I tried this one a couple of years ago and had to dnf. Just couldn't get into it. 2y
Mollyanna I felt the same way. I got to the end to see how everything resolved and then promptly forgot everything about the book. 2y
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TheDoubleLetterThief
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Tonight‘s reading digs. Dorm room at a school in Nanjing, China. I‘ve got my own little night light and the heater on to dry my washing :)

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TheDoubleLetterThief
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Just started this. Anyone read it? Tell you what I‘m enjoying at the moment - Kindle‘s WhisperSync. I‘ve read my last couple of books with it. Sometimes reading, sometimes listening, sometimes following along in the text while being read to. And all on my phone. It‘s pretty cool.

OhNoMersault I thought it was really cute and particularly well thought out for a debut. Living in the mind of a woman with dementia gives a new perspective on understanding. 2y
JillR I‘ve read it and thought it was very good, although at times it felt claustrophobic to me (I think that‘s the best way of describing it!) 2y
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bookandcat
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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#FreakyFriday book 5 from @zeljka -

THIS. BOOK. IS. AWESOME. My fave of the bunch so far.

It's told from the point of view of an elderly women named Maud who has dementia - she is losing her memory, but she can still remember that her best friend Elizabeth is missing.

I cannot stress how deep in Maud's head you get due to the great writing. I was on the edge of my seat - perfect blend of mystery and fiction.

@monalyisha @Clwojick

Clwojick Yay! I have this book! I found it for $2 the other week! ♥️ 2y
bookandcat @Clwojick it's so original! I hope you enjoy - great find! 2y
monalyisha Oh! I remember being excited about this book when it first came out & adding it to my TBR (which I think was tiny slips of paper, at the time. 😅). I totally forgot it existed! 2y
bookandcat @monalyisha enjoy, it was a really unique read! 2y
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faithe.in.books
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A mystery novel with drama, romance and comedy intertwined. Written from the perspective of someone with dementia,the story line seemed disjointed and confusing at times but I can understand why it was written this way. A wonderful story portraying life with dementia with a twist of humour.

This book ends with a twist that I did not see coming. The book ended rather abruptly and I am still questioning what really happened.

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thereadingowlvina
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thereadingowlvina
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Maud, an octogenarian suffering from dementia believes that her friend, Elizabeth is missing. The problem is, no one believes her. A riveting and haunting novel that reminds us how our lives and the choices we made are shaped by our memories. This tale of friendship and unconditional love that stood the test of time and a fading memory of an aging woman is a must read!
📚
www.goodreads.com/thereadingowlvina for more reviews 😊
* 4🌟*
#memory

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thereadingowlvina
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Page turner! So far so great! 😁

BookaholicNatty Just one more chapter.....story of my life 2y
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bookandbedandtea
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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This was heart breaking but well done. Seeing life through Maud's eyes was sad- & has me a little fearful for what the future might bring, to be honest. I was eager to find out where Elizabeth was & what had happened to Sukey. I was wrong about one & right about the other. At least I'm pretty sure I'm right; Maud could not be a more unreliable narrator! She's not sure at the end that she herself has the story straight but I believe she does.

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sparingqueen
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So far so good! I‘ve finished The Phantom Tollbooth and Persepolis. Now onto Elizabeth Is Missing.
#24in48
#ReadHarder

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bookish.mum
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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This was a book I wanted for ages, but kept telling myself that I'll just get it another day whenever I saw it at the shops. That went on for a few times and then I came across it at an op shop for $3. It was a sign. A cheap sign of course, but a sign that it was surely about time I bought it. I have heard good things about it and I can't wait to read it 😄📖

#emmahealey #elizabethismissing #bookworm

Jess7 It‘s pretty good. 2y
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Christyco125
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A mystery within a mystery. How scary to think that things you know or remember now may one day be something you are always grasping for. How frustrating for Maud that no one ever takes her seriously. #memory #2017christyread

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Hiding from the rain before getting my second tattoo! #currentlyreading #popsugarreadingchallenge2017

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erzascarletbookgasm
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey, E C Healey
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This is a novel for those who love unreliable narrators. Maud is missing her friend, Elizabeth, and is determined to discover what has happened to her. But Maud is an 80-year-old woman who suffers from dementia, her memory falters. And there is the unsolved case of her disappeared sister, Sukey..
I liked this one, a good story about loss and love with a quirky wit.
#missyou #rocktober @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great choice for today's prompt although I actually got annoyed with Maude...does that make me a terrible person?!? 🙈 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen of course not! 🙂 Some readers didn‘t find the combination of a murder mystery and the journey to a world of dementia work well together in a story. I liked it enough not to bail. 😅 I noticed it‘s the similar mixed reviews for this book too. 2y
Cinfhen I really loved Ove! But Maud, not sooo much! I think you're correct. Dementia & murder don't always make for good story telling...thanks for easing my guilt 2y
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MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen SAME! We can sit at the terrible table together! 2y
Cinfhen Ha!!! I should have known I'd find you there @MicheleinPhilly 😘😘how's Pickles??? Poor pup, looking so injured 😞 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen She's totally fine. She's milking it though. And of course I'm falling for it. 2y
Cinfhen It's purely understandable @MicheleinPhilly 💕💕 2y
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pattiepoetry
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Have I mentioned that my bookmark is awesome? I never really used bookmarks before because I just remember where I am but I go out of my way to use this one. Also the dangly fangs glow in the dark!!!

#bookdragon #dragon #bookmark

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ElleFish
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💔 This book was so gripping, but also heart-breaking. As Maud, and elderly woman suffering from dementia, muddles through daily life trying to find her friend Elizabeth, she unknowingly uncovers clues to an unsolved 70-year old family mystery. Read this book!

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zezeki
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My favourite literary mother-daughter is from one of my recent reads and this year's favourites. Maud is struggling with dementia whilst solving the mystery of her missing friend, and Helen is caring and (mostly) patient daughter. And it also has a great sisters' relationship 😊😁📚📚 Thanks to @jes16 for great giveaway and congrats 😀🎉🎆🎆 #700club

Jess7 Nice pick! I liked this book 2y
Jas16 I have not heard of this one! I will have to check it out. Thanks for playing. 2y
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OhNoMersault
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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What a sweet little mystery inside a mystery. If you like unreliable narrators, this dual-story told in the present as well as through flashbacks to 1946 will scratch your itch. Fast and funny read.

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MeganAnn
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I finished this fun little book last night. Maud is an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's. Sometimes she forgets where she lives, or that the woman with her is her daughter, Helen. But the one thing she can remember is that her friend Elizabeth is missing. Told from Maud's perspective we see only pieces depending on what she can and cannot remember at that moment. I enjoyed this one and Maud was a wonderfully fun, spunky character. 🌟🌟🌟

Cupofjo Yay! Glad you liked!! 2y
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MeganAnn
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey, E C Healey
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Book mail today is my #blinddatewithabook4 from our #litsygoespostalog exchange. The clues were:
❤️ old, young and the memories in between
❤️ losing identity
❤️ mix of genres . Mystery . Humor . Romantic . Drama . Fiction

Right up my alley since mixed genres is my favorite genre of all. I'm starting this one tonight!

Thanks to @PatriciaU for organizing and to @Cupofjo for the book and tea which looks delicious! #lgpog

Jess7 I liked this book 2y
PatriciaU Ooh. Looks like a good date! 2y
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WickesyReads
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New video up on my channel. Would be nice to have more bookish people's opinions and interest

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TrishB
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Mehso-so

I think the book hangover from this morning's book meant that the following book was always going to suffer!
This was ok. Didn't really get excited about it - though glad the mystery was solved!

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Sylvilel
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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Best book so far this year💜



#bestbook #favoritebook #elisabethismissing #emmahealey #classic

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MPL
Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey, E C Healey
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August's pick for our walking talking book club!