"Through the honest, winning, and convincing Aoife, Nellums provides ample evidence that the most important mysteries are those that lie closest to home."
—Publishers Weekly starred review
"A luminous debut. Eliza Nellums' six-year-old Aoife (pronounced "EE-fah", if you please) will knock you cock-a-hoop. A hero's journey, with possible angels, ghosts, and Teddies. It will change forever the way you look at the little girl next door."
—Alan Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of the Flavia de Luce mysteries
"A gripping and affecting debut that will leave you laughing. Prepare to fall in love with this beautiful mystery and six-year old Aoife. Eliza Nellums is one to watch."
—Rhiannon Navin, International bestselling author of Only Child
"All That's Bright and Gone is all that a coming-of-age story should be. Endearing, funny, and poignant, you'll be charmed by six-year-old narrator Aoife and be rooting for her as she tries to come to terms with the complexities of life by solving the mystery of death."
—Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Whistling in the Dark
“Eliza Nellums has crafted a mesmerizing debut novel. Pulled into the world of Aoife, a six-year-old girl searching for the truth about her brother, we experience her grief and hope as our own as the mystery twists and turns to an unexpected ending. A thoroughly engaging read!"
—Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before
"A dreamlike, enthralling whodunit for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, filtered through the imaginative mind of a precocious six-year-old girl. An impressive debut.”
—A. J. Banner, USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author of The Good Neighbor
“Triumphant . . . A gorgeously intimate work of art. Nellums has a grip like Virgil, and you won't want to let go.”
—Meg Elison, author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Raised in the Detroit suburbs, Eliza Nellums now lives with her cat in Washington DC. She is a member of Bethesda Writer's Center as well as the Metro Wriders, a weekly critique group that meets in Dupont Circle. ALL THAT'S BRIGHT AND GONE is her debut novel.
Eliza is represented by CookeMcDermid Literary Agency.
Photo credit: Lauren Ludi