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Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone

By Lisa Jewell

  • Release Date: 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 3,159 Ratings



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?


  • Page Turner

    By Bblbme
    Couldn’t put this book down. Was on the edge of my seat the entire read.

    By Ana star34
    This book was so amazing f and definitely kept me on my toes like crazy!!!!! TOTALLY RECOMMEND
  • Page turner

    By Peonies+Magnokia
    A breath of fresh air in the mystery genre. Really enjoyed this book, though it kept me up far too late a few nights!
  • Wow. Just wow.

    By Sierra Atwood
    This is NOT my normal genre at all. I normally stick to young adult dystopian series...The Hunger Games, Divergent, Matched, the like. But I saw this recommended in a TikTok and I decided to try it because I haven’t read a good book in years. This book was such a breath of fresh air and it is written in such a way that leaves me feeling uneasy after having read it...still full of the plot lines and the mysteries and the characters and the emotion. Please, if haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and read this book!
  • This book kept me on my tippy toes

    By Jannneee doe
    If you love suspense this is definitely the book to read, actually this is the author to come to. I’ve read about 4 of her books and this is my favorite so far. I couldn’t put the book down and when I had to I always thought about what was going to happen next in the book. Took many good twist and turns , never suspected what was going to happen and that’s what I like ! Keep me wondering so I can keep reading !
  • Poop

    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

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

    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!

    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

    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.