Originally from the Cotswolds, Emily Elgar studied at Edinburgh University and went on to complete the novel writing course at the Faber Academy in 2014. She currently lives in East Sussex with her family.
Intriguing characters and a storyline that suddenly throws everything in the air, I was completely hooked by this book - Heidi PerksGrips to the very last page - a tense, twisted tale in which nothing is quite as it seems - T.M. LoganCleverly written and full of twists and turnsChilling and compassionate in equal measure, Grace is Gone is an emotionally-charged thriller that kept me reading long into the night. While undoubtedly a superior suspense novel, Elgar also excels in laying bare the often fragile bonds of supposedly close-knit communities. When the ending comes, be prepared to pick your jaw up off the floorWhat a book! A twisted story with such well-drawn characters. I grabbed every spare minute to finish it - Jo JakemanEnthralling . . . The novel is as much about perceived truth, media, and the workings of small communities as it is about solving crime. Twists and turns keep the reader guessing up to the satisfying ending. Along the way, Elgar wrestles with some engrossing ethical questions that will keep readers thinking long after they reach the end of the book - Publishers WeeklyEmotionally charged and tautly plotted, Emily Elgar's debut is a stunning example of psychological suspense - Clare Mackintosh on IF YOU KNEW HERSuch a brilliant and cleverly crafted idea. A novel which will make you wonder what others are really thinking . . . - Jane Corry on IF YOU KNEW HER