Books > Second time scintillating

06 June 2018 | by Clarissa Burden

Second time scintillating


When Emma Healey published her first novel, Elizabeth Is Missing, the book was greeted as a remarkable debut and won several prizes. Now Healey has produced a second novel, Whistle in the Dark, which proves conclusively that she is not just a one-trick pony. 

Lana, aged 15, has been missing from a painting holiday in Derbyshire for four days. When she is found, safe, but wet, cold, bloodstained and confused, she is unable or unwilling to explain where she has been and what has ­happened to her.


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