When we held our second ever #ELLEBookClub event in July of last year, we knew we were onto a winner with debut novelist Emma Healey, and her gripping read, Elizabeth Is Missing. Turns out, we weren't the only ones who thought so.
Costa Coffee announced the winners of its annual Costa Book Awards yesterday, and among the successful five were Healey, scooping the First Novel Award.
Inspired by her grandmother's dementia, the impressive mystery novel is compelling and haunting in equal measure. Read the review here.
Other 2014 Costa Book Awards winners:
Costa Novel Award - How to be both by Ali Smith
Costa Biography Award - H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Costa Poetry Award - My Family and Other Superheroes by Jonathan Edwards
Costa Children's Book Award - Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders