Then She Was Gone – Book Review

Title:- Then She Was Gone

Author:- Lisa Jewell

Date published:- April 17th 2018

No. of pages:- 359 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 3/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 3.5/5

She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.

It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter.

And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet.

Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter.

Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

What happened to Ellie? Where did she go?

Who still has secrets to hide?

This was the fourth book I have read written by Lisa Jewell. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading her books and so I was excited to read her almost debut book, Then She Was Gone.

Fifteen years ago, Ellie, Laurel’s adoring daughter mysteriously disappeared and was never heard from again. Ellie’s disappearing put a restrain on Laurel’s family life even when Ellie’s remains were found in a wooded area.

Now, Laurel is dating a guy named Flynn and when Flynn introduces his young daughter…Laurel was shocked. Because Poppy, Floyd’s daughter look like a mirror image of Ellie.

This was good but I have to say, this wasn’t as good as her other books she later wrote. There were twists and turns but it was a bit unrealistic as well, which actually didnt help me to enjoy the novel. The ending was OK in my opinion but overall this was an OK book–worth three stars.

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