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 833 Ratings


A 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist—Top 5 Best Mystery & Thriller * A Suspense Magazine “Best of 2018” Thriller/Suspense Pick

“An acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense.” —People

“Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. 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.” —Booklist, starred review

“Sharply written with twists and turns, Jewell’s latest will please fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, or Luckiest Girl Alive." —Library Journal

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


  • Good but predictable

    By AmyAmyAmy1985
    I wasn’t very far into this book before I knew exactly where it was going. However, it was very well written and I still had to finish it.
  • Entirely invested from the first chapter

    By kaykaybean13
    Couldn’t put this down I read it cover to cover! Unbelievable writing by Lisa Jewel! Brava!!! Must read
  • Mind Blown

    By Jules_R2
    I love this book so much! It was so well written. This book is so dark. I haven’t read anything like it. It literally blew my mind. It was so twisted from the beginning. I couldn’t stop thinking about the book; I had to keep reading. I had to find out about Ellie. I had suspicions about Noelle and Floyd, but non that reached the reality of the story 😱 If you don’t mind dark stories, this book is amazing!
  • Then She Was Gone

    By ms. pjeans
    Disappointed in this book, my first and last Lisa Jewel read. I had the entire story figured out in the first 50 pages. Very predictable and absolutely no suspense!
  • Then she was gone

    By xtzabc
    This story will keep you wanting to read more. Though at times its extremely sad, you want to know what happens. Excellent read!!
  • Good book

    By Cute gamesss
    Crazy but good...
  • Not terrible

    By Fyfugufd
    This book was ok. I read through it pretty quickly but was kind of disappointed. I expected their to be more twists but I had it figured out within in the first few chapters.
  • Then She was Gone

    By XanAndreas
    Great read. Had me through a rollercoaster of emotions. I was desperate to have any chance to pick up my phone and keep reading til the very crazy ending. (I was shook)
  • Great read

    By Hankanon
    A real page turner
  • Great read!

    By D&J Silva
    Great read keeps you thinking about what’s going to unfold next.