For some reason lately I haven't been able to get into a novel at all. Every book I picked up just didn't hook me enough to want to read on. However, as soon as I picked up What She Lost, I was away! Susan Elliot Wright's prose sweeps you up from the first line. Something this easy to read, is undoubtedly difficult to write. Susan handles the tricky subject of Alzheimer's with a light touch, never shirking from the reality of this horrible disease. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's and there was so much I could identify with here. The fraught relationship between Eleanor and her mother, Marjorie is examined in detail and eventually the dreadful secret Marjorie has kept for most of Eleanor's life is revealed. I loved the variety of settings in this novel from Greenham Common to a farm on the North Yorkshire coast. This is also a love story. The relationship between Eleanor and Dylan is beautifully portrayed. This is the third novel of Susan's I've read and I can't wait for the next one. Fans of Maggie O'Farrell will love her writing.