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#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?

Lisa Jewell
November 6, 2018
384 pages

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Praise for Then She Was Gone:“Then She Was Gone is a riveting thriller.” ― PopSugar“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)“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“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”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”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”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”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 OnlinePraise for I Found You:“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)”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)“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 keeps the reader guessing.” ― New York Post, Required Reading column“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“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”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“Jewell is a genuinely original and skilled novelist with an impressive flair for deftly crafted narratives and surprising plot development.” ― Midwest Book Review 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 10 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-nine languages. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK, on Instagram @LisaJewellUK, and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Prologue PROLOGUE Those months, the months before she disappeared, were the best months. Really. Just the best. Every moment presented itself to her like a gift and said, Here I am, another perfect moment, just look at me, can you believe how lovely I am? Every morning was a flurry of mascara and butterflies, quickening pulse as she neared the school gates, blooming joy as her eyes found him. School was no longer a cage; it was the bustling, spotlit film set for her love story. Ellie Mack could not believe that Theo Goodman had wanted to go out with her. Theo Goodman was the best-looking boy in year eleven, bar none. He’d also been the best-looking boy in year ten, year nine, and year eight. Not year seven though. None of the boys in year seven were good-looking. They were all tiny, bug-eyed babies in huge shoes and oversized blazers. Theo Goodman had never had a girlfriend and everyone thought maybe he was gay. He was kind of pretty, for a boy, and very thin. And just, basically, really, really nice. Ellie had dreamed about being with him for years, whether he was gay or not. She would have been happy just to have been his friend. His young, pretty mum walked to school with him every day. She wore gym gear and had her hair in a ponytail and usually had a small white dog with her that Theo would pick up and kiss on the cheek before placing it gently back down on the pavement; then he would kiss his mum and saunter through the gates. He didn’t care who saw. He wasn’t embarrassed by the powder-puff dog or his mum. He was self-assured. Then one day last year, just after the summer holiday, he had struck up a conversation with her. Just like that. During lunch, something to do with some homework assignment or other, and Ellie, who really knew nothing much about anything, knew immediately that he wasn’t gay and that he was talking to her because he liked her. It was totally obvious. And then, just like that, they were boyfriend and girlfriend. She’d thought it would be more complicated. But one wrong move, one tiny kink in the time line, it was all over. Not just their love story, but all of it. Youth. Life. Ellie Mack. All gone. All gone forever. If she could rewind the timeline, untwist it and roll it back the other way like a ball of wool, she’d see the knots in the yarn, the warning signs. Looking at it backward it was obvious all along. But back then, when she knew nothing about anything, she had not seen it coming. She had walked straight into it with her eyes open. Read more <div id="

  • Let me say first off, that the book is well written, well crafted, and just plain good. I bumped up against the ads for it on The New Yorker website, then on Amazon, and as always, am looking for a good, well written suspense/thriller/mystery type read. ( I don’t think there are enough of them being spun out!) The hook had me, What The **** Happened to Ellie? The writing lures you in…….the whole family saga thing, dysfunction, loss, grief, etc. What I really want to say is, like my headline, caution. This is a very, very disturbing book. The central characters emerge slowly and if you are like me, I’m reading along wanting to find out wtf happened to Ellie? And unlike many readers, I don’t try to figger out what happened, who dunnit…… what you find out about Ellie and the other characters in the book is scary stuff. So, what I’m saying is, if you are a sensitive soul who is is averse to childhood abuse/torture and highly damaged manipulative people, I’d suggest not reading this.I gave it 5 stars for the craft of writing, it is well written, and the writing supports the the plot and story, in spite of what i’ve said re: caveat emptor.
  • “Then She Was Gone” is a novel about a fifteen year old girl named Ellie Mack who disappears in 2005.Much of the book takes place in 2015, and is told from the point of view of Laurel Mack, the missing girl’s mother. Ellie was Laurel’s youngest daughter. Ellie’s remains have finally been found, so maybe the family can now have some closure. Not that the family unit is still intact. Laurel was so filled with grief over the last ten years that she had nothing left of herself for her husband or her other children. Now Laurel is divorced, and is estranged from her older daughter and son.The book alternates between 2015, back to 2005, when the story is told from Ellie’s point of view. The reader learns what happened to this fifteen year girl. And, eventually, Laurel learns the truth also.This is the third book I’ve read by Lisa Jewell, and I’m giving it five stars like I did the other two. But, unlike the other two, I’m not recommending it for everybody. Something awful happens in this book. Those who don’t like reading disturbing things should move on to something else. Not that it’s all that graphic. It’s just so heartbreaking and hard to get out of your head.Why do I like this author so much? Because, once I start one of her books, it’s hard to put down. Sometimes books, even good books, feel a bit like “homework” to me. But not Lisa Jewell’s books. She makes me want to know more about the characters and about what I will discover next. There’s a lot of nuance in her characters. Also, I think the fact that Lisa Jewell is British is part of the charm. I love the settings, the strange brand names, the unfamiliar expressions, and words not commonly used in the U.S. I love the amount of detail, not too much and not too little. Lisa Jewell’s writing style reminds me a little of Liane Moriorty, although this particular book has some of the darkness of Gillian Flynn and is as disturbing as a Karin Slaughter book.
  • This book was incredibly suspenseful and well written. In that respect I would have rated it higher. The subject matter, though, was so distressing to me personally that I cannot recommend reading it. The concluding chapters and ending were both not believable and unacceptable. In sum, while this book possessed the ingredients for greatness, the storyline unfolded in such a horrific manner that it washed away the good.
  • if you like reading about captivity and the death of animals, this is the book for you. in addition, it has unlikable, unbelievable characters, an easy to figure out plot, and no suspense. i dislike the use of flashacks to tell a story, and i also dislike the use of an unreliable point of view. i regret buying and reading this novel.
  • I cannot recommend this on any level. I knew the subject was dark – clearly, the title and the notes explain this. What I didn’t expect was for the entire book to be a mess – shifting between different tenses, different narrators, different times on a whim. And that the characters themselves be so devoid of any agency, any balls, any wits whatsoever, except to self-deprecate about their looks, smarts and position in life and accept their fate. I’m looking at you, Laurel – possibly the most dirty dishwater colored weak tea flavored protagonist of all times. I wanted to shake her.And all this before we even get to the incongruences of the plot…- Why didn’t the police interview all the people in the houses nearby? If they had done they would have interviewed the weird Noelle. There is no mention of this.- Why does Ellie never shout, or never try to escape? If she can see a tree then there must be a window – jesus, people manage to escape from prison. You’d think even a badly thought out attempt which gets thwarted at the last minute would have jump started the flatline monotony of the narrative a little. Instead all we get is she ‘thinks about jumping on her and grabbing the keys” but decides not to. Sure, ok.Why don’t the parents go door to door?Why doesn’t Hanna TELL the damn parents that her sister thought Noelle was creepy AT THE TIME? instead of coming out with it 20 years later ‘somewhat gleefully’ or whatever it is the narrator says. Wouldn’t it be the first thing you’d think of?Why does Floyd say his house was all converted into bedsits and he had to spend years restoring it, but then later twice there are mentions of how it hasn’t been touched since the Victorian times?Why is Floyd ‘transatlantic’? I mean what is the point of all the schools and the weird accent and the (way too long) back story? I thought it was going to lead to something but apparently notWhy does everybody else seem to think it’s completely normal that this 15 year old girl goes missing but then we find out she had a baby and the new little girl takes her place? How is Laurel going to explain this to people? What did the police say? Why the hell couldn’t we find out who the damn father was? Ok I have to stop or I will give myself an aneurysm.I think you get my drift!;)
  • I have read a number of Lisa’s novels but for me this was the best. What an imagination this lady has. I did think maybe it was a little far fetched as I was partway through the book then rethought ‘ Is it ‘. Sadly, shocking things happen in real life as we read in the press. It has certainly kept me gripped from start to finish and when I had to put it down out of necessity I couldn’t wait to pick it up again. I haven’t said anything about the storyline as I don’t want to give anything away but suffice to say it was an excellent read and highly recommended. Look forward to reading Lisa’s next novel.
  • One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve ever read! Pacy, emotional and completely heart-wrenching at times; I couldn’t put this book down and devoured it in 2 days.It’s not often I’ll take the time to review books but I needed to gush about this one. The distressing reality of Laurel’s situation hits you within the first few pages and grips you until the very last. I can’t recommend this book highly enough and will be looking out for more of Lisa Jewell’s work!
  • I read this book in 2 days simply because I was waiting for it to get better. The thriller part never kicks in, I am the biggest baby and this was scary or even tense at any point. The plot is given away in the first half of the book, I read the rest hoping for a twist to explain why the book didn’t end after it was revealed what happened but it never came. Not sure why it has such rave reviews.
  • This was a free choice from Amazon Prime, and what a great read it was! At first I thought it might be somewhat tedious, but as I continued the characters developed. A couple of times I thought I could see how it was going to progress, and although at times I was heading in the right direction, I then was surprised too! This isn’t a heart in the mouth thriller, nor is there gratuitous violence. The latter is left to your imagination. It certainly is a well crafted story, albeit leaning to the bizarre. But in defence, there are strange people out there that we have no comprehension of how they live their lives. I found it compelling reading and will now explore her as an author!
  • Read it in a few sittings. Kept sneaking off from the family to read a bit more! Very well written and plotted, and kept me hooked. Ignore those who say it is unbelievable, there is nothing in here that hasn’t happened somewhere. It may be unlikely but who wants to read a book about things that are likely to happen? If you do then you want one of the ten a penny polics procedurals. If however, you want a gripping and well-written thrilling novel with an emotional undercurrent, give this one a go. Yes you will guess what happened, but I still enjoyed reading the detail of how it unfolded.
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