Then She Was Gone (Paperback)
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Then She Was Gone (Paperback)

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Published: 14/12/2017
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Those months, the months before she disappeared were the best months. Really. Just the best.

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.

Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet. But what really takes her breath away is when she meets his nine-year-old daughter. Because his daughter is the image of Ellie.

Now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. What really happened to Ellie? And who still has secrets to hide?

British author Lisa Jewell’s first book, Ralph's Party, came out in 1998. Since then, she’s gone on to write a range of fiction including her so-called 'curry and flatmates' novels of the nineties and noughties such as: Thirtynothing, A Friend of the Family and Vince & Joy, as well as challenging contemporary fiction and thrillers including: After The Party, The Making of Us, The Third Wife, The Girls, I Found You, Before I Met You  and Then She Was Gone.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781784756253
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A MISSING GIRL. A BURIED SECRET.From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy bestseller, The Girls, comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last page. - from the publisher's description

Both utterly gripping and startlingly original. Prepare to be hooked. - Sun

I defy you to put this addictive book down until you reach the final heart-breaking page - Daily Express

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. - CL Taylor, author of The Escape, The Lie and The Missing

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 9733

A tense clever page-tuner that everyone will be talking about. - Adele Parks

She has departed from her usual chick lit and gone full tilt into a psycho thriller, but she’s lost none of her brilliance. Indeed, I think this is my favourite of hers so far… Deeply emotional and incredibly clever. Bravo - Mail Online

Unnerving, and with a juicy reveal, this is rightly a modern classic - Grazia

Jewell builds a gripping novel around a maze of dark secrets, a tautly wound psychological thriller in which the suspense builds slowly. Her storytelling is immaculate, hopping between past and present, and in and out of characters. It’s a tough read at times, but Jewell always keeps everything moving. The intrigue never flags as she pushed towards a redemptive resolution. As astute and emotionally charged read, riddled with creepiness. Fully recommended - Irish News

Smart and engrossing - Sunday Mirror

After last year’s fantastic I Found You, Lisa Jewell is on a roll with another fast paced and cleverly plotted psychological thriller … If this sounds quite run of the mill, it’s not. Lisa Jewell writes with such a keen eye for detail, so much heart and yet deviousness that I can’t wait to read what she comes up with next - Red

If you're looking for something darker and twistier Girl On The Train style, Lisa Jewell's new thriller, Then She Was Gone … is one to buy - Voucher Codes

Smart and engrossing, this deftly plotted thriller will tug at your heartstrings - The People

This compulsive psychological read from one of our favourite authors will leave you breathless - Fabulous Magazine

pleasingly twisted… I gulped this in one long, thirsty session, sitting by the pool on holiday. - The Pool

This book was simply perfect – easy to fall into, hard to escape, and with so much to figure out you barely wanted to leave anyway. - Bookbag

Chilling and heartbreaking - Good Housekeeping

Jewell builds a gripping novel around a maze of dark secrets, a tautly wound psychological thriller in which the suspense builds slowly. Fully recommended - Dorset Echo

Jewell has always been a favourite writer. Seeing her fully embrace her dark side is a massive treat. A dark, sad and deeply disturbing exploration of the aftermath of the loss of a beloved child, Then She Was Gone deserves to be a huge hit.

an engrossing read - Mature Times

beautifully told… the reader is taken from heartbreak to hope via a series of twists and turns worthy of the best thrillers - LivingEDGE

highly entertaining - In Style

‘In this dark and captivating novel, the different strands slowly but surely come together, and the result is that rare thing – a thriller that will break your heart’ - Metro

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“WOW”

Wow, what a clever, compulsive, dark and tense psychological thriller! Once you start reading this you will not want to put it down until you have devoured it all!
Fifteen year old Ellie goes missing leaving behind... More

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“Compelling Read”

I loved this book ,the characters were engaging I especially felt for Laurel who had lost her daughter and was struggling to come to terms with it and in the process lost her husband and remaining children a little as... More

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“A perfect summer read”

Laurel Mack’s daughter Ellie was only 15 when she went missing. Ten years later, her family has evaporated – Ellie’s disappearance and the subsequent stress caused the breakdown Laurel’s marriage and her relationship... More

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