Hardback Whistle in the dark / Emma Healey.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: UK : Viking,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241327623 (hbk.) :
Jen's 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonising days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police draw a blank. The once-happy, loving family return to London, where things start to fall apart. Lana begins acting strangely: refusing to go to school, and sleeping with the light on. As Lana stays stubbornly silent, Jen desperately tries to reach out to a daughter who has become a stranger.
329 pages ; 21 cm
I was looking forward to reading this book after really enjoying Elizabeth Is Missing. However Whistle In The Dark was a big disappointment. The plot is strange and I think boring. The subject matter is so important but I feel this book does not do justice to the way teenagers have to cope with anxiety. I compare books with my sister who also enjoyed Elizabeth Is Missing, a telephone call to her resulted in the fact she thought Whistle In The Dark was awful .