Whistle in the Dark

Whistle in the Dark

Emma Healey follows the success of her #1 internationally bestselling debut novel Elizabeth Is Missing, winner of the Costa First Novel Award, with this beautiful, thought-provoking, and psychologically complex tale that affirms her status as one of the most inventive and original literary novelists today. Jen and Hugh Maddox have just survived every parent?s worst nightmar Emma Healey follows the success of her #1 internationally bestselling debut novel Elizabeth Is Missing, winner of t...

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Title:Whistle in the Dark
Author:Emma Healey
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0062309749
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Whistle in the Dark Reviews

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    May 10, 2018
    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'She hadn?t anticipated this, hadn?t been rehearsing for doctors and a recovery, had pictured only police press conferences and a funeral, or an endless agonizing wait.' When Jen?s fifteen-year-old daughter Lana goes missing...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    May 30, 2018
    Emma Healey's debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing was a fantastic read for me. I was eager to see what her newest book, Whistle in the Dark, held in store. Jen and her teenaged daughter Lana go on an artist's retreat as a mother/daughter getaway. Lana goes missing but is thankfully fo...
  • Jo
    Jun 13, 2018
    Whilst on a painting holiday in the Peak District, Jen's 15 year old daughter Lana goes missing for 4 days. She returns harrowed and bleeding and claiming no memory of what happened to her. The novel follows the family as they try to cope with Lana's ongoing depression and secretivenes...
  • Esil
    May 20, 2018
    3.5 stars Whistle in the Dark felt like a donut read to me. I loved the beginning, the middle felt kind of empty, and I loved the end. The story is told from Jen?s perspective. Her 15 year old daughter Lana has recently disappeared for 4 days without any explanation as to what hap...
  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)
    May 06, 2018
    Overall this was mostly disappointing for me. :-( Honestly! What is happening with the books where I eagerly anticipate and I'm so excited to read and they don't turn out they way I had expected? This one took until the very end to be interesting? A good ending? Not one that was as exp...
  • Nadine
    Apr 26, 2018
    Whistle in the Dark is a slow burning mystery where the mystery is an afterthought. The synopsis of this book intrigued me, which is why I requested it on Netgalley. Unfortunately, Whistle in the Dark is an incredibly slow moving, boring mystery that doesn?t deliver. Whistle in th...
  • gem
    Mar 27, 2018
    Wow, I didn?t know how Emma Healey could surpass Elizabeth is Missing, but Whistle in the Dark is absolutely mesmerising! Jen?s daughter, Lana, goes missing and four days later is found with no memory of what happened. In the wake of this, the family dynamic is severely strained...
  • Biljana
    May 14, 2018
    I jumped at the chance to read Emma Healey's new novel, Whistle in the Dark , as I had previously loved Elizabeth is Missing. This book is very different from that one, but I also enjoyed it very much. Although the book description sells it as a mystery, I don't think that that is ...
  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    Dec 15, 2017
    I loved Emma Healy's debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing. When I saw this one on NetGalley I got really excited and requested it. So a big thank you for the publisher and NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. This is the story of Jen an...
  • Susan
    Apr 19, 2018
    Having loved Emma Healey?s debut, ?Elizabeth is Missing,? I was thrilled to receive a review copy of her second novel, ?Whistle in the Dark.? I was a little concerned that I may not have loved this as much, but I am pleased to say that, if anything, I thought this was easily ...
  • Michelle Sibley
    May 18, 2018
    Meet Jen a mother of two daughters, Meg is a lesbian who is pregnant and has broken up with her girlfriend and Lana is depressed and suicidal and has been found after 4 days of being missing. This is difficult to read at some points but overall I enjoyed the book. Feel the author has h...
  • Katy Noyes
    Apr 24, 2018
    Rather dull and slow, an 'aftermath' story with the world's most paranoid mother. 2.5 stars. Alright, I DO understand that a mum whose child has been missing and then is found is going to be emotional, paranoid and worried about what's happened, how the daughter is coping, wonder...
  • Mary Lou
    Mar 07, 2018
    If you have already read Emma Healey?s moving debut novel Elizabeth is Missing, a decision to read her second, Whistle in the Dark, is a no-brainer. Fifteen- year- old Lana who is suffering from depression, has been found, having been missing for 4 days in the Peak District. She is ...
  • Sumaiyya
    May 03, 2018
    What an insanely well written domestic thriller! This book will take you deep into the mind of a mother in distress. Full review: https://sumaiyyareads.wordpress.com/2... ...
  • Laura
    May 15, 2018
    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Whistle in the Dark is such a powerful read. Not only boasting a compelling storyline with a definite air of mystery (something that always pulls me into a novel), it also has some really interesting characters of the type I really like reading a...
  • Sam
    Mar 22, 2018
    I wanted to like this more than I did. Truth be told I found it boring. There was nothing profound about the story or the way it was written. ...
  • Angela Groves
    Mar 06, 2018
    I loved Elizabeth Is Missing, Whistle In The Dark is just as good (if not better!). The element of mystery and frustration present in Elizabeth Is Missing is used here just as effectively, you know something isn't right, you think you know what it is, then you change your mind, then ag...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Apr 20, 2018
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com In 2014, novelist Emma Healey made an impact on the publishing world with her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing. Healey returns with a new novel, Whistle in the Dark, a book with a strong line of psychological suspense that puts the limelight on ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Feb 17, 2018
    I was a huge fan of ?Elizabeth Is Missing? which has taken on a whole new level of poignancy since my Mother started suffering from dementia, so I was intrigued to read another novel from Emma Healey. This time it?s a different central theme but just as beautifully written and em...
  • Adam Waldron
    Jan 17, 2018
    I loved Elizabeth is Missng, but this may be even better. I've not stayed up into the early hours to read a book in one sitting for a while now. This is one of those books and is certainly going to be one of my contenders for book of the year and we're only mid way through January). ...
  • Margaret Madden
    Jan 02, 2018
    When fifteen-year-old Lana goes missing on an artists retreat, everyone fears the worst. Four days later she is found. She is exhausted, yet relatively unharmed. She insists she has no memory of the events surrounding her disappearance and refuses to talk about it. Lana's mother, Jen, ...
  • Claire Fuller
    Feb 16, 2018
    Loved this. Review to follow. ...
  • Karen Carter
    Feb 21, 2018
    Having loved Emma Healey's first novel, I was very much looking forward to reading this one. As a genre it is difficult to pinpoint as it is in part a thriller and in part a family drama. The concept was really intriguing since we meet the characters when Lana - a fifteen year old who ...
  • Mikayla
    May 22, 2018
    This book is about a teenager called Lana who goes missing and is found four days later. Jen, her mother is at her wit's end trying to understand and help her but is hitting a brick wall. This story is about her mother trying to figure out what happened to her daughter during those fou...
  • Louise Wilson
    Apr 25, 2018
    Men's fifteen year old daughter goes missing for four agonising days. When Lana is found unharmed, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened. Jen, Hugh, Meg and Lana are just an average, middle class family. Jen is devastated when Lana goes mis...
  • Row
    Jan 06, 2018
    Wonderful. ...
  • Kirsty
    Mar 27, 2018
    I really enjoyed Emma Healey's debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing, and was thus rather keen to begin her second, Whistle in the Dark. What I found within its pages was an intriguing mystery, a cast of multilayered characters, and a very tight and controlled plot. Healey explores a fasci...
  • Holly
    Mar 24, 2018
    * disclaimer i received a free copy of this novel through netgalley in response for an honest review* initially, i excited to read this after loving Emma Healey's debut novel "Elizabeth is missing" and it did not disappoint! it follows Lana and Jens relationship after 15 year old La...
  • Christine
    Feb 01, 2018
    I haven?t read this author?s previous book ?Elizabeth is Missing? but I do remember hearing a lot about it, so I was quite excited to read her latest book ?Whistle in the Dark?. The first page immediately drew me in, it is pretty unusual to start at the point where the miss...
  • Cassandra Emerson MADEUP
    Apr 04, 2018
    This isn?t a style of book which I would usually decide to pick up, nonetheless i thoroughly enjoyed it. The story follows a mother and Daughter, family and friends. The story isn?t entirely about Lana?s disappearance itself, but rather the Mothers attempt to regain a close mo...