THENShe was fifteen, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. NOW Its been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter.And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a caf and sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before too long shes staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter. Poppy is precocious and pretty - and meeting her completely takes Laurel's breath away. Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age.And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? Who still has secrets to hide?...
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Then She Was Gone Reviews
Ellie Mack was 15 years old when she went missing. She was the youngest of three children who left the house one day to go to the library and never returned. Her Mother, Laurel Mack, fell apart after her daughter's disappearance, as most parents would. Her daughter's disappearance forever altered her life. Her marriage fell apart, her other daughter, Hanna became distant and withdrawn from her Mother,her son moved away. Throughout it all she never gave up hope on finding her daughter. W ...more
Edgy, Dark and Addictive
This turned out to be quite a stunner. I’ve read lots of psychological thrillers and this one caught me off guard. Much more than your typical missing daughter plot. Scattered with hints of some shocking revelations to come.
This is my fourth Lisa Jewell novel and I’m a huge fan. I love her writing style and how she keeps me totally absorbed in the story line. The more I read, the more invested I became and started to care about some of the key characters. Told in multiple ...more
Whoa! This book may have started out a bit slow but like all good roller coasters of the psychological thriller variety, it sky rocketed me into a mysterious family drama that ended up giving me whiplash with as many surprising revelations it held around every twist and turn. I hope with all my heart this situation is far fetched because I couldn't cope if I thought the main jaw-drop of this book could actually happen. Then She Was Gone is a crazy train of fairly unlikable characters in my opini ...more
This story got me out of my rut... knock on wood.
A daughter, Ellie Mack, has been missing only to be found 10 years later.
Her mother, Laurel, whom now has closure, is trying to move on with her life; fix the relationships that have suffered during her grieving.
She meets a man, with a child, who very much reminds her of her once precious one. As the story unfolds, the perspective is told by Ellie and the mystery of her disappearance.
Jewell delivers another fast paced whodunnit with some interesti ...more
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell is a 2018 Atria Books publication.
Well, this was certainly different!
Missing persons tropes are common in mysteries and thrillers, and the theme has been written and explored in many predictable ways, but also in many clever, even shocking ways. But, no matter how it is presented, it is a scenario that never fails to draw me in. But, I must say, this novel puts an entirely new and fresh spin on the missing persons mystery-
The story begins like so many others-
I read a Lisa Jewell novel last year and connected immediately with her writing style, tone, and voice. When Then She Was Gone showed up on NetGalley last month, I immediately requested it and added it to my reading queue for April. I really find myself enamored with Jewell's characters, plots, and settings, so much that I've added ten of her other books to my TBR and hope to read a few more later this year.
Domestic drama is the best sub-genre to describe this book. A 15-year-old girl goes missi ...more
Then She Was Gone is a very mild title compared to the volcanic torment and angst behind the cover. Teenage daughter Ellie goes missing and blah blah blah...except that it's not so clear cut or cliched.
The action takes place in multiple points of view, and it's a treat to be fed factoid after factoid to try and make sense. It's deliciously excruciating how the info builds up to shape up the final solution.
Lisa Jewell is part of the latest generation of writers. The latter have bypassed Chaucer, ...more
Over the past few years there seems to have been a huge saturation in the market of psychological mystery type thrillers. Or maybe that's just me thinking this, simply because I've bought or requested via
NetGalley, many books of this type. Then She Was Gone, is another one to add to this genre.
There's nothing much I can add really, the description is easily available to read. The narrative goes back and forth between the present day and the past, and is told from the perspective of four differen ...more