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Then She Was Gone - Reprint by Lisa Jewell (Paperback)

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About the Book



"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Century"--Title page verso.



Book Synopsis



#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?



Review Quotes



Praise for I Found You:

"If you were the first of your friends to read Girl On The Train, and have read Gone Girl more times than you can remember, then here is your summer read. A thriller about a 15-year-old girl who has vanished and a mother who won't give up hope. A perfect Pimm's companion."-- "The Sun (UK)"

"Smart and engrossing."-- "Sunday Mirror (UK)"

"A dark, compulsive psychological thriller, yet one which is also uplifting and tender. I absolutely loved Then She Was Gone." -- "Rachel Rhys, author of Dangerous Crossing"

"How [the] plots intersect and finally collide is one of the great thrills of reading Jewell's book. She ratchets up the tension masterfully, and her writing is lively."-- "New York Times Book Review"

"Jewell has departed from chick lit and gone full tilt into a psycho thriller, but she's lost none of her brilliance... Deeply emotional and incredibly clever. Bravo."-- "Mail Online"

"Jewell is a genuinely original and skilled novelist with an impressive flair for deftly crafted narratives and surprising plot development."-- "Midwest Book Review"

"Jewell is a wonderful storyteller. Her characters are believable, her writing is strong and poetic, and her narrative is infused with just enough intrigue to keep the pages turning. Readers of Liane Moriarty, Paula Hawkins, and Ruth Ware will love."-- "Library Journal (starred review)"

"Jewell keeps the reader guessing."-- "New York Post, Required Reading column"

"Lisa Jewell is a brilliant storyteller, creating suspenseful yet believable novels time and again. I Found You is no exception--filled with intriguing characters connected in startling ways. Quickly paced yet delicately nuanced, this novel is sure to appeal to fans of Big Little Lies and The Woman in Cabin 10."-- "Shelf Awareness (starred review)"

"One word: wow! This latest offering from Jewell starts off strong and keeps readers riveted until the very last word...this book is 'unreliable narrator' at its best!"-- "RT Book Reviews"

"Riveting...numerous twists avoid predictability, and the novel is well-paced as it weaves three narratives together. Dark and moody, this is a mystery with substance." -- "Kirkus Reviews"

"The structure keeps the suspense level high, and Jewell manages surprising revelations all the way up to the ending. The mix of women's fiction and suspense--plus a no-nonsense 40-something heroine at the heart of the story--makes this a good fit for fans of Liane Moriarty."-- "Booklist"

"What begins as a story about the mother of a missing girl starting a new relationship as she comes terms with her grief morphs into a gripping, disturbing and utterly fascinating tale about what really happened to young Ellie Mack. I've been a Lisa Jewell fan for a long time and in this book, as in all her others, she deftly weaves a compelling plot with an emotional depth that leaves you gasping. In Then She Was Gone she has created a book that is dark and claustrophobic but also heartfelt and moving. Then She Was Gone packs a huge emotional punch that will leave you winded. I loved it."--C.L. Taylor, bestselling author

Praise for Then She Was Gone:

"Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. There will surely be comparisons to novels such as Emma Donoghue's Room (2010) as well as all of the "Girl" thrillers, but Jewell's latest really isn't at all derivative. Her multilayered characters are sheer perfection, and even the most astute thriller reader won't see where everything is going until the final threads are unknotted. Those few who do guess early won't mind, as the pace and prose will keep them hooked."-- "Booklist (starred review)"

"More than a whiff of The Lovely Bones wafts through this haunting domestic noir from bestseller Jewell...Skillfully told by several narrators, Jewell's gripping novel is an emotionally resonant story of loss, grief, and renewal." -- "Publishers Weekly"

"Then She Was Gone is a riveting thriller."-- "PopSugar"

"For thriller readers, Jewell's latest will not disappoint. Sharply written with twists and turns, it will please fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, or Luckiest Girl Alive."-- "Library Journal"

"In addition to being a complex and genuinely suspenseful narrative, Then She Was Gone is a rich study of the ways in which people respond to grief and how past trauma can continue to shape their decision-making and relationships years or decades later. Readers will be truly affected by Ellie's real story once it's revealed--and they'll be satisfied by the hopeful yet bittersweet ending. Jewell demonstrates once again that she has what it takes to genuinely shock, surprise and move her readers."-- "Book Reporter"

"Jewell gets more riveting and twisty with every book she writes. Completely absorbing, fast-paced, well-written and with a shocking ending that will keep readers guessing, Then She Was Gone is a nearly pitch-perfect thriller. Fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware are sure to adore this haunting novel."-- "Shelf Awareness"



About The Author



Lisa Jewell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone, as well as Invisible Girl and Watching You. Her novels have sold over 5 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-eight languages. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK, on Instagram @LisaJewellUK, and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 359
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Thrillers, Family Life, Women
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Lisa Jewell
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Book theme: Suspense, General
Language: English
Street Date: November 6, 2018
TCIN: 53996593
UPC: 9781501154652
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3329
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 333 reviews
80% would recommend
108 recommendations

Obvious plot

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
mplsgirl - 28 days ago
The ending was obvious very early on.
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Good read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Em - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Kept me reading for a few days, I enjoyed the flow this book had
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Easy read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
EB - 6 months ago
Great read!! The plot line at times got a little lost but the characters were well developed and you were hopeful for the little girl. Likes how it all connects at the end and your questions are all answered
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A new favorite

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
GirlMama - 6 months ago
This book had me on the edge of my seat with so many unexpected twists and turns. One of my new favorites!
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Ok read

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
- 6 months ago
Great read. Lost me at times because parts of the book was a bit boring but the ending was definitely something I wasn’t expecting.
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Wow!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Snowmom3 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Wow! I read this book in one day! I couldn’t put it down. This is my second book by Lisa Jewell and I will be adding her to my list. Both had exceptionally defined characters, plot twists that kept turning, and tons of suspense. Highly recommend this one!! Five stars!
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Mildy predictable but a decent quick read

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Homeschoolfor2 - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
This was a decent book overall. The story was relatively predictable in many ways. It does keep your interest and it is a relatively quick read. The plot is mildly outlandish, offering a more unique element of crime not usually tapped into. It has a hint of romance within the story, although rushed and more or less cliche. This book is a typical beach read and will keep you engaged.
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A must read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
AGH - 7 months ago
Although this book has mystery components to it, it pulls at your heart strings more than anything. This book is one of the first that has ever made me cry, the author will take you on a journey to fall in love with the characters and their stories. The mystery component is predictable from the start, but the book means so much more than that and I was still intrigued to finish in one sitting. So well written, just so beautifully written I’m in absolute awe.
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Couldnt put it down

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jennifer - 7 months ago
Wow, what a great read, a page turner for sure, could not put it down
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Then she was gone

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Steph - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
I really liked this book! Definitely worth the read!
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Missing pages

2 out of 5 stars
Crystalb - 9 months ago
My book is missing 33 pages
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Okay Read

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
MrsJulia - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
The book was boring, it dragged to long about the mother and not the missing girl.
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Must read

5 out of 5 stars
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Romy - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
It was such a good read. The suspense kept you reading.
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Must read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
LCWheatie21 - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’m not sure what some people’s expectations were but this delivered. It’s a page turning mystery thriller with interesting characters 🤌
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Blew my mind

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sheartsg - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Such a phenomenal story finished in one day. Wow I really enjoyed everything about this book. So good!
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Easy read

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Ana - 10 months ago
This book was not worth the hype. Easy read but definitely just not it.
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Dont do it

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
B1ooo - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book was borderline boring, good plot however the first half of the book felt like it was taking forever to get to the point, then the good stuff, followed by more boring nonsense
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Wow

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sandisul - 11 months ago
Wow! This had me on my toes. The start was a little slow but about halfway through I couldn’t put this book down. You kind of predict some parts but wow what a thrill! Twisted but so good!
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Whoa!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
TargetRunner - 11 months ago
Good twist of events that keep you intrigued. It’s a really good read. Bought a copy for my boss, and we both could not put down the book and chatting about the events.
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Then she was gone

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Barnes - 11 months ago
I loved the book from cover to cover.
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