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If I loved 'Elizabeth is Missing'...

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ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Wed 04-Nov-15 21:32:49

I'll also enjoy...


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thunderbird69 Thu 05-Nov-15 15:25:23

I enjoyed it too - what aspects of it did you like? That may make it easier to recommend other books

ambercat Thu 05-Nov-15 15:27:34

Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Similar themes to Elizabeth is missing but much better!

G1veMeStrength Thu 05-Nov-15 15:30:47

There was one with a woman who had lost her memory and was writing herself notes about her husband, ironically I have forgotten what it was called though...

G1veMeStrength Thu 05-Nov-15 15:31:05

Oh yes and I loved Still Alice too.

BitOfFun Thu 05-Nov-15 15:31:44

Before I Go To Sleep?

G1veMeStrength Thu 05-Nov-15 15:31:56

Also there was one I read with a sort of time repeating thing. That was v good.

thunderbird69 Thu 05-Nov-15 19:03:46

Still Alice is excellent and also by Lisa Genova; Left Neglected.

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante is another one about dementia and a mystery.

I also enjoyed Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer. Mystery, possible murder, aspergers.

BrendaandEddie Thu 05-Nov-15 19:05:06

girl in the red coat

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Thu 05-Nov-15 21:51:42

Thank you for the suggestions.

I liked the characters - particularly the relationship between Maud and her daughter - and the slight element of mystery (I don't like traditional / scary thrillers but this was good)

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Cornishblues Sat 07-Nov-15 20:40:14

I'd recommend

The Shock of the Fall - Nathan Filer

and Poppy Shakespeare

TheKitchenWitch Sat 07-Nov-15 20:54:19

War Crimes For The Home by Liz Jensen

Optimist1 Sat 07-Nov-15 21:03:45

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell

JamJar1 Sat 07-Nov-15 21:06:31

You may want to check out this one, A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
I read it straight after finishing Elizabeth is Missing.

TheKitchenWitch Sat 07-Nov-15 21:07:40

Yy to the Esme Lennox one too!

scarednoob Sat 07-Nov-15 22:14:16

I loved that book do much, I stalked the author on Facebook to tell her so! She said she is working on her second.

Try "the ice twins", "her" and "I let you go". Similar in terms of psychological thriller; female lead; v suspenseful and page turning twists! The twist in "I let you go" is outstanding.

BitOfFun Sat 07-Nov-15 22:40:46

Oh yes, that one impressed me very much. It got a bit chick-litty at one point, but pulled it back.

BrendaandEddie Sun 08-Nov-15 08:20:40

I let you go is a bit crap I think

BitOfFun Sun 08-Nov-15 13:36:49

Well, it's uneven, and it was never going to be great literature, but it is very definitely a pageturner- I think I read it in one evening.

andantecantabile Mon 09-Nov-15 19:22:28

I really liked the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and it sprung to mind when I read what you liked about Elizabeth is Missing (which I also loved).

WhataRacquet Fri 13-Nov-15 23:51:22

I think you might like Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.

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