Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"Ten years after her teenage daughter disappears, a woman crosses paths with a charming single father whose young child feels eerily familiar, in this evocative, suspenseful drama from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell--perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins and Liane Moriarty. Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It's been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie's case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a cafe, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she's meeting Floyd's daughters--and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel's breath away. Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she's tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?"--
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781501154645
9781501192838
Characteristics: 359 pages ;,24 cm.

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klucero4
May 13, 2020

This is a very easy read albeit very disturbing. None of the characters are very likeable and the further you delve in the more uncomfortable you become with the plot and storyline. I can't say that I would recommend it, but it did keep me interested enough to read until the end.

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laneyg85
Apr 29, 2020

A grieving mother meets a man who has a young daughter that closely resembles her 15-year old daughter that went missing 10 years ago and many twists and turns follow. This book was quite a page turner and I literally had to rip myself away from it to go to bed at night! Wow.... it was so good and as others have said it reminded me a lot of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I enjoyed every bit of it and although it had many sad moments, it was a very satisfying read and had everything you would expect and more from Lisa Jewell.

JCLKelseyR Apr 05, 2020

Interesting enough to keep me reading. Definitely a "cozy" thriller, in my opinion. This is a quick, easy read. I was left wanting the "bone-chilling suspense" promised in reviews.

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ckapadia
Feb 10, 2020

I would compare this to a traffic accident, I knew I wasn't going to learn anything good, but I couldn't look away. I almost made myself late multiple times because I couldn't put the book down. Maybe that should deserve 5 stars, but it's such dark material and one character in particular wasn't explained enough, it wasn't fully satisfying. Yes, if it weren't so well written - scratch that, readable- I'd only give it 3 stars, but I flew through this.

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fantasyqueen
Jan 08, 2020

Very well written book. This was my first foray into reading Ms Jewell's books and I am definitely hooked. The story was creepy beyond compare but it grabbed my attention and held it fast.

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blor028
Jan 05, 2020

I don't know what to say about this book, it was unsatisfying to say the least at the end. I don't know, I recommend it but I just can't say I love it. I would say that its an interesting read.

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leahbauck
Dec 16, 2019

Like many others mentioned, parts of this book were very predictable. However, there were still some things I didn't see coming. This book brought tears to my eyes in the end because of the beautiful writing that really helped me feel for the characters. While yes, it is predictable in some ways, I still strongly recommend!

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carlymichelle
Oct 31, 2019

I enjoyed reading this book and thought it was well written. I liked the flow of the book and it held my interest all the way through. Great idea and story line.

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Visser2216
Sep 27, 2019

I did not like this book and cannot understand how it is being compared to Gone Girl and the like. The “mystery” is very quickly answered and the characters are generally unlikeable and underdeveloped. The conclusion is wildly far fetched and disturbing on many levels. Save your time and read something else.

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LaPrincessLemon
Sep 15, 2019

I truly loved this book and I'm hard to please but this caught my attention in the first page and held my attention all the way to the end. I'm actually wanting to buy this book. If you want a really good suspicion this is the one.

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lauriechip
Sep 04, 2019

lauriechip thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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