Whistle in the Dark

Whistle in the Dark

A Novel

Book - 2018
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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
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062309716
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 29, 2018

read, I was really looking forward to this new book by Emma Healey. The plot is compelling on the surface: a teenage girl (Lana) disappears for days and then reappears seeming to have no memory of where she was or how she got the cut on her head and other injuries. The story is told from the POV of the mother (Jen) and seems to go round and round in circles until the last 25% of the book. Included are some "out there" theories on hell and other religious ideas. The end was gratifying, but the middle not so much.


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