"Like Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
(2017), the novel's heart is its protagonist; readers will feel deeply bonded to Amy. Mystery lovers and fans of Liane Moriarty will also enjoy the quick-paced plot and perfectly timed reveals. This will be a must-read for many."--Booklist (starred review)
"Heartwarming and tender... an ideal read for anyone looking for a good-humored and uplifting story, but especially for those who enjoyed Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
and Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things.
"[An] amiable debut...Readers who can appreciate a comforting story about nice people will find much to like."--Publishers Weekly
"A bighearted novel."--PopSugar
"Characters such as Rachel Joyce's Harold Fry and Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant endeared themselves to readers and turned their creators into bestselling authors...Now, a new character is set to be warmly received into their ranks: Amy Ashton...The novel is beautifully written and full of compassion, kindness, and hope. From the beginning, it rings with humor to lighten the themes of sadness and trauma that pervade Amy's life. Readers will empathize with her character all the way to the end."--Irish Independent
"A tender, heartwarming story with strong Eleanor Oliphant vibes."--Apartment Therapy
"[A] funny debut."--Country Living
"This book quietly took hold of me and wouldn't let me go until I turned the final page. I loved stepping in to Amy's world, with all its treasures, and it was a joy to see her beginning to make space for herself."--Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare
"This is one of those books you just want to gulp down."--Good Housekeeping UK
"I loved this charming, endearing novel . . . it will melt even the hardest of hearts . . . If ever there was a time for a book like The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton
to lift us above the everyday doom and gloom, it is now."--Joanna Nell, author of The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village
"As the mystery at the heart of Amy's story unravels so did we - but in the best way possible."--Stylist
"A gorgeous, warm hug of a book."--Sinéad Moriarty, author of Seven Letters "
Original, sad in parts but compassionate and uplifting. A brilliant read."--Woman's Way
"A stunning book--intricate, beautifully written and thought-provoking. Packed with psychological realism, Eleanor Ray has perfectly captured how it feels to not quite fit in, to live with emotional baggage, to not know how to let go of the past. Absolutely brilliant and a must-read."--MW Craven, award-winning author of The Puppet Show
"So beautiful, so devastating, so clever."--Lorna Cook, author of The Forgotten Village
"Ray's portrayal of her hoarding in response to grief and trauma was both convincing and original, tender and funny. The novel manages to accommodate so many qualities that might be presumed to be in tension, but in Ray's hands are brought together powerfully, so that it is charming and thrilling, romantic and gripping."--Claire Kendal, author of The Book of You
"A truly remarkable book that had me hooked from the start and racing to the end. Beautifully written."--Jenni Keer, author of The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker
"A gently absorbing entry into the mystery-uplit canon."--Vaseem Khan, author of The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
"This book is a tonic for the soul."--Lesley Kara, author of The Rumor
Eleanor Ray has an MA in English literature from Edinburgh University and works in marketing. She lives in London with her husband and two young children. Eleanor was inspired to write The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton by the objects her toddler collects and treasures-twigs, empty water bottles, and wilting daisies. She is currently working on her next novel.