Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone

By Lisa Jewell

  • Release Date: 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,730 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Girl and The Truth About Melody Browne comes a “riveting” (PopSugar) and “acutely observed family drama” (People) that delves into the lingering aftermath of a young girl’s disappearance.

Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. Beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers, and half of a teenaged golden couple. Ellie 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 café, 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?

Reviews

  • Poop

    5
    By teagythetiger123
    This was the best book about a mushroom girl who fell in love with a tree bark boy, they had tree bark mushroom babies. It is also so conflicting because they come from two different natural tribes of the Elfen peoples. I highly recommend this for people who are looking for mature, personal, and poetic wrights. I also recommend this for people who believe robots and cats are stronger that nature’s forces and educational TV/ - The 21 year old book reviewer (Shota Tontinkles)
  • Wow! Highly recommend

    5
    By kristenpowell
    This book was amazing and I will most likely read it again, it kept me guessing .
  • Beautiful and heart breaking

    5
    By SB2369
    Well-written and absolutely heart wrenching. The story can almost seem unbelievable at times, but in its most bizarre points, it still finds a way to pull at your soul and scream so loudly you can’t stop thinking about it.
  • Great Book!

    5
    By alysseM22
    Loved this book. I read it in one sitting; I just could not put it down! I was pretty sure I had figured out what happened early on but I still thought the book kept me on the edge of my seat. Just a great read!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Lenkayniche
    This book was amazing, I couldn’t put it down. I read the whole thing within two days. Wish I could forget it all and read it again.
  • Pretty good

    4
    By Jessiep813
    Slow start but then got pretty good. It had a good twist that I didn’t really see coming but i wasn’t blown away by the ending.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By PmcCord95
    Definitely would recommend! Pretty predictable but it was still a great book. Suspenseful yet sad. I loved it
  • Easy to figure out

    3
    By Cath004651
    Very interesting at first, but within 60-79 pages you know the ending. I lost interest after that!
  • Interesting storyline that kept me intrigued!

    5
    By trachel58
    I read this book in about a day (mostly because I’m in quarantine with limited WiFi access, so the next best thing is to read lol). I really enjoyed this book though. The author did a great job telling the story from different points of view. I didn’t quite expect the ending to be what it was, but it made sense in hindsight! I highly recommend this book!
  • Predictable

    2
    By tinbucktwo
    The book started out interestingly enough, but soon it plodded along. It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure the stories plot. Jewell is a fine writer for the most part and could certainly write clothing descriptions for a fashion catalog, too.