Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone

A missing daughter. A devastated mother. A charming mystery man. A shocking finale you won’t see coming.

Details Then She Was Gone

TitleThen She Was Gone
Release DateJul 27th, 2017
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Then She Was Gone

  • Holly B
    Edgy, Dark and AddictiveThis 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 c...
  • Debra
    4.5 starsEllie 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 Her marriage fell apart, her other daughter, Hanna became distant and withdrawn from her Mother,her son moved away.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...
  • Susanne Strong
    4.25 Stars (rounded down)Spellbinding and Completely Irresistible. Ellie Mack went missing 10 years ago. Her mother, Laurel has never given up hope of finding her. Ellie was fifteen years old, full of life. The world was, in fact, her oyster. No one knew what happened to Ellie. The police have never found a trace of her. My interest was piqued from the very beginning. My breath caught in my throat - nerves jangled. Now, Laurel Mack’s life is ve...
  • Diane S ☔
    Ellie was fifteen eager to take her exams. Now that she had been tutored in math she was sure she would do well. On her way to the library one evening, she disappears. Her disappearance takes a huge toll on the family, a family that breaks apart as many families in this type of situations often do. Now ten years later, Laurel is willing to take a shot at having a life and love again a series of events will send her reeling. Would she finally find...
  • Kaceey
    4.5* Brilliant! I completely lost myself in this book from beginning to end!Laurel is doing her best to move on with her life. Her teenage daughter went missing years ago, triggering an avalanche of misfortune. The family splintered. Laurel and Paul divorcing. And now, their two remaining children are leaving home at the first chance they get - anxious to live their own lives, away from the oppressive tension within their home. When laurel meets ...
  • Norma
    THEN SHE WAS GONE by LISA JEWELL is a breathtaking, thrilling, unputdownable, and suspenseful psychological thriller novel that had me totally engrossed and interested right from the very first page. I was so intrigued in finding out what happened to Ellie Mack that I was racing through those pages as fast as I could! LISA JEWELL delivers a well-written story here with flawed, believable, and compelling characters that was told in alternating poi...
  • Dorie
    This is the third Lisa Jewell thriller that I have read and she has penned another winner! After finishing this book I really had to wait a few days to sort of “SETTLE ME DOWN” as this mystery touched some very delicate feelings in me, more so than her first two books. Call me a snob but in my experience with thrillers, it has been hard to find many with the combination of great writing, past and present POV’s that flow seamlessly together,...
  • James
    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...
  • Hajar Benmazhar
    Heart-breaking, dark, disturbing, and fairly predictable!As the story of Ellie’s disappearance starts unfolding, it swiftly takes a sinister turn and it all goes downhill from there. The plot is very well-written and most of the characters are quite fascinating, unlikeable but fascinating!I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of the story as the mystery was building up but quickly lost interest as the whole thing became rather predictable.The endi...
  • Lindsay
    4 stars! This was a spine-tingling and addictive story!This novel follows Laurel whose teenage daughter, Ellie, went missing ten years ago. Laurel has been battling her grief since the day Ellie disappeared with the hope that she may one day come home. After Ellie’s disappearance, being swallowed up in her sadness and grief, Laurel’s marriage falls apart and she loses her connection with her two other children.The story is narrated by various...
  • Theresa Alan
    This novel is creepy—in a good way. Fifteen-year-old Ellie disappears on her way to the library one day. Ultimately, since police can’t find anything, they suspect she’s a runaway despite the fact she had a boyfriend she loved and was looking forward to taking the exams she’d been studying hard for.When we meet up with her mother Laurel ten years later, Laurel’s relationships with her other daughter, her son, and her now-ex-husband have...
  • Tucker
    Another winner from Lisa Jewell!Laurel Mack’s smart and beautiful teenage daughter Ellie disappeared 10 years ago. Now divorced and distant from her other two children, Laurel is attempting to move on and begins dating a handsome and kind man. Then unusual coincidences related to Laurel’s new boyfriend and also to Ellie begin occurring and things start to get unsettling for Laurel. I don’t want to say more because part of the excitement of ...
  • Rebecca Carter
    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 viaNetGalley, 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,...
  • Malia
    As a big fan of Lisa Jewell, I was excited to hear about Then She Was Gone, which follows her turn to a rather darker spin she has been successfully using in her past few books. The story follows Laurel Mack, though it is really told from multiple POVs (of which I tend to be a big fan). Her teenage daughter went missing ten years ago, and when she meets a man, Floyd, whose nine-year-old daughter is the image of Laurel's missing child, Ellie, and ...
  • Carrie
    Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell is a psychological thriller that weaves a deliciously tangled web from the opening pages until the very end. The story is told in parts and changes the point of view between various characters along the way going between the past and the present day.Laurel Mack had the perfect family with her husband and three beautiful children until one day when her youngest daughter Ellie didn’t come home. An overachiever Ell...
  • Jennifer
    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 craz...
  • Brenda
    Norma and I were lost in the dark and light earthy lush coulee with five of our Traveling Sisters reading Then She Was Gone. We all really enjoyed it and it lead to a great discussion amongst us. We all were immediately drawn into this intriguing story right from start to the rewarding and very satisfying ending that we all loved. We all agreed Lisa Jewell brilliantly creates a well-written and perfectly paced story to create a good, intriguing s...
  • Mandy
    I loved this book! I've read other books by this author and really enjoyed them so I was pretty sure going in that I'd like it. This book is about Laurel Mack, who's daughter has been missing for years but has never been able to move forward in her life. It's also about her family and what Ellie's disappearance has meant for them. When Laurel meets Floyd she begins to fall in love with him. Then she meets his daughter Poppy.This author just write...
  • Esil
    4 high starsI find that Lisa Jewell’s books are always a cut above the spate of books with “Gone”, “Girl” and “Lies” in their titles. For one, she can really write. And also her main characters are not breathless naive young woman, but usually middle aged women or men with recognizable emotions. I’ve now read four of her books, and Then She Was Gone is one of my favourites.The story focuses on the effects of the disappearance of L...
  • Pauline
    Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell is a psychological thriller. A young girl Ellie goes missing one day on her way to the library and her mother Laurel is frantic with worry.Ten years later Laurel who is no longer with her husband meets a man Floyd in a coffee shop and they strike up a friendship. When Laurel meets Loyd's nine year old daughter she is taken aback at the strikingly resemblance she has to her missing daughter. I really enjoyed this b...
  • Nikki
    4.5 chilling stars (rounded up)!Laurel Mack is still reeling from her daughter’s disappearance ten years ago. Ellie, Laurel’s daughter, was only fifteen and seemed to have her whole life ahead of her. And suddenly, she vanished. Still struggling with the mystery and unanswered questions surrounding Ellie’s disappearance, Laurel moves through the monotony of life…until she meets Floyd. Laurel begins to connect with Floyd, who has a daughte...
  • Erin
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Then She Was Gone was a heart stopping, well paced read, that kept me on the edge of my seat. This was my third Lisa Jewell story and it was definitely my favorite. I really don't want to give away too much from the book because the less you know the more enjoyable your read will be. Then She Was Gone has some fantastic characters (Laurel, Ellie, Hanna, Poppy, Noelle, F...
  • Erin Clemence
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free electronic ARC of this novel, received in exchange for an honest review. Ellie Mack was fifteen years old, the apple of her mother’s eye, the academic darling and teacher’s favourite. Then she went missing, leaving her family and all who loved her with nothing but questions about why such a perfect child would just up and disappear. When her body is located ten years later, it provides closure ...
  • Nicki
    It's not very often that a book almost reduces me to tears but the ending of this heart strings pulling story was just so heart breakingly sad for a couple of reasons.Ten years ago Laurel`s fifteen year old daughter Ellie went to the library to study and never came home,she just completely vanished without a trace.The rest of her family have moved on and are trying to repair their shattered lives but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her ...
  • Jan
    This author has yet to let me down!This was a well executed mystery, told from multiple POV's and spanning many years from past to present. Laurel's daughter Ellie goes missing at the young age of 15. Years later, Laurel meets what could be her daughter's clone in the form of her new boyfriends child, Poppy. The similarities are uncanny, but Laurel can't help but be drawn to her daughter's mini-me.The more time she spends with Poppy, the more Lau...
  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    Then She Was Gone is a riveting, spellbinding, heart-wrenching thriller that I couldn't put down. The story touched my heart and sent chills down my spine. Every parent's nightmare is a missing child, especially one that vanishes without a trace like a ghost in the wind. The worry, stress, despair, helplessness, hopelessness, blame/guilt, and heartache are devastating, often destroying families - just as it shatters missing fifteen-year-old Ellie...
  • Rachel Hall
    Having read several of Lisa Jewell’s previous novels I have come to expect an engaging and well-written story that draws the reader in, flows effortlessly and features ‘real’ characters with heart that hold a readers attention. Unfortunately whilst I found Then She Was Gone easily readable I cannot say that much of what unravelled was either vastly original or well-disguised. In fact the synopsis for the novel and the first fifty-pages toge...
  • Skyler Autumn
    3.5 Stars Utterly devoured this read! Really addicting and actually surprisingly sad, I thought this would be more cheesy fun but this was dark and the ending and revelations lingered with me.Review to come.
  • Carolyn
    Laurel Mack's youngest daughter, 15 year old Ellie disappeared ten years ago. Laurel knows her daughter was happy at home and school and would not have run away but can't give up hope of finding her alive. Laurel's marriage since has fallen apart and she is not close to her other two adult children. When police call to say that Ellie's remains and backpack have been found after all this time, Laurel feels that now she can move on. When she meets ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    FULL REVIEW IS UP.A very odd set of characters awaits the reader in THEN SHE WAS GONE.Two families are the main focus and somehow they become blended by a chance meeting.Laurel’s family has been mourning their daughter Ellie’s death for ten years, and then her body is found. Meanwhile the family has fallen apart - a divorce for Paul and Laurel and sort of an estrangement between their children. Floyd‘s family has a precocious daughter, Popp...