Lana, missing for four torturous days, has been found. The question on everyone’s lips is: where was she? Lana claims not to remember, only conceding that she was ‘nowhere’. Her mother, desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter, takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. What follows is a touching exploration of mental health, familial bonds and the meaning of being lost, that builds suspense and gallops towards a claustrophobic conclusion. Healey’s second novel will not disappoint fans of Elizabeth is Missing.
Recommended by Imogen McBean, Dubray Grafton St
Four missing days. Could you cope with not knowing?Jen's 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police draw a blank. The once-happy, loving family return to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on.As Lana stays stubbornly silent, Jen desperately tries to reach out to a daughter who has become a stranger.