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

  • Kristy
    Jul 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

  • Barbara
    Jul 29, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

  • Jo
    Jun 13, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    2 1/2 stars I tried to like this book. Jen and Hugh's 15 year old daughter Lana had been missing for four days while the two of them were away at an art "boot-camp". The story dealt with problems of Lana's depression and erratic behavior at home. Jen tried to relate to her daughter ...

    As a forewarning a lot of my Goodreads followers may not like Whistle in the Dark as it forms part of the trend called 'Up Literature' in fact there are similarities between this and Eleanor Oliphant i.e heavy issues but accessible to many. HOWEVER when I review a book I take cer...

    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, ...

    This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so it's with a heavy heart that I give it this low rating. Perhaps my own self-inflicted hype even played a part in my eventual lukewarm feelings towards it. Things in this novel started out really well, with a great concept ...

    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...

  • Robert
    Jul 24, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    2 1/2 stars I tried to like this book. Jen and Hugh's 15 year old daughter Lana had been missing for four days while the two of them were away at an art "boot-camp". The story dealt with problems of Lana's depression and erratic behavior at home. Jen tried to relate to her daughter ...

    As a forewarning a lot of my Goodreads followers may not like Whistle in the Dark as it forms part of the trend called 'Up Literature' in fact there are similarities between this and Eleanor Oliphant i.e heavy issues but accessible to many. HOWEVER when I review a book I take cer...

  • Jen
    Jul 23, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

  • Maureen
    Aug 05, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    2 1/2 stars I tried to like this book. Jen and Hugh's 15 year old daughter Lana had been missing for four days while the two of them were away at an art "boot-camp". The story dealt with problems of Lana's depression and erratic behavior at home. Jen tried to relate to her daughter ...

  • Esil
    May 20, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    2 1/2 stars I tried to like this book. Jen and Hugh's 15 year old daughter Lana had been missing for four days while the two of them were away at an art "boot-camp". The story dealt with problems of Lana's depression and erratic behavior at home. Jen tried to relate to her daughter ...

    As a forewarning a lot of my Goodreads followers may not like Whistle in the Dark as it forms part of the trend called 'Up Literature' in fact there are similarities between this and Eleanor Oliphant i.e heavy issues but accessible to many. HOWEVER when I review a book I take cer...

    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, ...

    This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so it's with a heavy heart that I give it this low rating. Perhaps my own self-inflicted hype even played a part in my eventual lukewarm feelings towards it. Things in this novel started out really well, with a great concept ...

    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...

    I'm afraid I didn't get on at all well with Whistle In The Dark. Plainly a lot of other readers did and I'm in a small minority, but I found it rather clunky, needlessly slow and not very original in its insights. The book opens with Jen and Hugh's daughter Lana arriving at hospital...

    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...

    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

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

  • Rachel
    Dec 15, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

  • Marianne
    Jul 26, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    Dec 15, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    2 1/2 stars I tried to like this book. Jen and Hugh's 15 year old daughter Lana had been missing for four days while the two of them were away at an art "boot-camp". The story dealt with problems of Lana's depression and erratic behavior at home. Jen tried to relate to her daughter ...

    As a forewarning a lot of my Goodreads followers may not like Whistle in the Dark as it forms part of the trend called 'Up Literature' in fact there are similarities between this and Eleanor Oliphant i.e heavy issues but accessible to many. HOWEVER when I review a book I take cer...

    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, ...

    This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so it's with a heavy heart that I give it this low rating. Perhaps my own self-inflicted hype even played a part in my eventual lukewarm feelings towards it. Things in this novel started out really well, with a great concept ...

    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...

    I'm afraid I didn't get on at all well with Whistle In The Dark. Plainly a lot of other readers did and I'm in a small minority, but I found it rather clunky, needlessly slow and not very original in its insights. The book opens with Jen and Hugh's daughter Lana arriving at hospital...

    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

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Laura
    May 15, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Barbara
    Aug 06, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

  • Sam
    Mar 22, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

  • Bill Kupersmith
    Jun 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

  • Deanna
    Jun 24, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Apr 20, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Margaret Madden
    Jan 02, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    2 1/2 stars I tried to like this book. Jen and Hugh's 15 year old daughter Lana had been missing for four days while the two of them were away at an art "boot-camp". The story dealt with problems of Lana's depression and erratic behavior at home. Jen tried to relate to her daughter ...

    As a forewarning a lot of my Goodreads followers may not like Whistle in the Dark as it forms part of the trend called 'Up Literature' in fact there are similarities between this and Eleanor Oliphant i.e heavy issues but accessible to many. HOWEVER when I review a book I take cer...

    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, ...

  • Callum McLaughlin
    Jun 03, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    2 1/2 stars I tried to like this book. Jen and Hugh's 15 year old daughter Lana had been missing for four days while the two of them were away at an art "boot-camp". The story dealt with problems of Lana's depression and erratic behavior at home. Jen tried to relate to her daughter ...

    As a forewarning a lot of my Goodreads followers may not like Whistle in the Dark as it forms part of the trend called 'Up Literature' in fact there are similarities between this and Eleanor Oliphant i.e heavy issues but accessible to many. HOWEVER when I review a book I take cer...

    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, ...

    This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so it's with a heavy heart that I give it this low rating. Perhaps my own self-inflicted hype even played a part in my eventual lukewarm feelings towards it. Things in this novel started out really well, with a great concept ...

  • Andrew
    Feb 17, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

  • Karen Carter
    Feb 21, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

  • Louise Wilson
    Apr 25, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

  • Sid Nuncius
    May 04, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?Jen [felt] a sudden exhaustion from the burden of the love she felt for Lana. Why did she have to drag this love around everywhere when, sometimes, she?d like to leave it behind for a few hours? Without that love, she could float away, let her daughter?s mood improve, let her pu...

    ?Whistle in the Dark? is a psychological-thriller/domestic fiction with which mothers of moody teens will identify. Author Emma Healey flawlessly writes her protagonist, Jen, as the worried mamma who becomes consumed with her daughter?s mental health. Jen?s daughter, fifteen...

    What was the point of this book? First of all, every time I read about teenage girls who make their mother's lives miserable, I remember what a hard time my friends had with their daughters. Makes me happy I raised a boy. Jen Maddox's 15-year-old daughter, Lana, disappears for four d...

    15 year old Lana disappears for 4 days during a mother-daughter trip. She returns bloody and disoriented and claims to have no recollection of where she was or why she was gone. Her parents, Jen and Hugh, are relieved to have their daughter home. Yet...Jen can't put it behind her and n...

    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 ...

    Having read some rave reviews for Emma Healey's debut novel, I was keen to read this book. Whilst being intrigued to find the answer about why Lana went missing, I became frustrated by the convuluted story about the family relationships. I am aware that my review does not reflect...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    2 1/2 stars I tried to like this book. Jen and Hugh's 15 year old daughter Lana had been missing for four days while the two of them were away at an art "boot-camp". The story dealt with problems of Lana's depression and erratic behavior at home. Jen tried to relate to her daughter ...

    As a forewarning a lot of my Goodreads followers may not like Whistle in the Dark as it forms part of the trend called 'Up Literature' in fact there are similarities between this and Eleanor Oliphant i.e heavy issues but accessible to many. HOWEVER when I review a book I take cer...

    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, ...

    This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so it's with a heavy heart that I give it this low rating. Perhaps my own self-inflicted hype even played a part in my eventual lukewarm feelings towards it. Things in this novel started out really well, with a great concept ...

    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...

    I'm afraid I didn't get on at all well with Whistle In The Dark. Plainly a lot of other readers did and I'm in a small minority, but I found it rather clunky, needlessly slow and not very original in its insights. The book opens with Jen and Hugh's daughter Lana arriving at hospital...

  • Kirsty
    Mar 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

  • Christine
    Feb 01, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?This has been the worst week of my life? was the first thing, Jen said as paramedics wheeled her daughter, Lana into the hospital. It wasn?t the first thing she had planned on saying after such a terrify...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Jen Maddox is on holiday with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, when Lana disappears. But, somehow, Lana is found four days later: confused and bloody, but in one piece. Jen and her husband, Hugh, are beyond relieved, but Jen cannot shake the fear plaguing her. Lana has struggled wi...

    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 ...

    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...

    Emma Healey?s Elizabeth is Missing was a most affecting story portraying a dementia sufferer trying to solve two different mysteries, one the absence of her best friend and the other what happened to her sister in 1946, which gave it an arresting backstory as well. I loved it and was...

    *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 ...

    Whistle in the Dark begins with one of the most enticing premises of anything I've read all year: when Jen Maddox and her fifteen-year-old daughter Lana are away on holiday in the English countryside, Lana goes missing for exactly four days, and after she's found, she claims to have no...

    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...

    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...

    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...