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Then She Was Gone
Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
THEN Ellie Mack was many things. She was fifteen. She was the youngest of three. She was her mother's golden girl. She was heading towards a perfect post-exams summer holiday, with her whole life ahead of her. And then, she was gone. NOW Laurel Mack is living in the past. It's been ten years since Ellie disappeared, and Laurel's never given up hope of finding her daughter. But now, she no longer has a choice in the matter. It's time to let go. And then one day, as she is slowly piecing her life back together, Laurel meets Floyd in a local cafe. An unexpectedly charming mathematician, he sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before she knows it she's meeting his daughters, and his youngest Poppy takes Laurel's breath away. Because Poppy is so like Ellie was at 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?
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Roary47
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5✨ This book was so good! A young teen disappears without a trace. Her family is torn apart for various reasons. What really happened is so dark and twisted it‘s hard to put down. I was constantly in a state of shock, and the desire to discover what happened was overwhelming. Very well written with suspense, extreme dislike to one of the characters, and an unsettled feeling that makes you crave more. #FableBC

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15 year old Ellie Mack disappears on her way to the library. 10 years later her fractured family is still looking for answers. The book alternates between the present and the time leading up to the disappearance. Told from multiple viewpoints, but mostly Mom‘s. Despite figuring out fairly early what happened, the tension was palpable throughout my read. Very Creepy!
#52bookclub2023 Author with my name.
#RushAThon #LittenListens #cloakanddagger

Ruthiella Looks great. I‘ve never read any Lisa Jewell books but they all sound tempting! 😃 6mo
Librarybelle I have so many of her books, but have yet to read any! 6mo
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DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
BarbaraBB I read this too. A decent thriller! 6mo
Bluebird @Ruthiella @Librarybelle she‘s a fairly new author for me too. This is the second book of her‘s that I‘ve read. Also enjoyed 6mo
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JessieKB
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Laurel‘s precious daughter Noelle disappears and the most expected family discord follows. Despair, growth, love, heartache, and redemption all in one. 👍🏻 Definitely would have been a quick read if things hadn‘t been hectic. 🖤

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LaurenMags
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Engrossing missing child book. Some of it was predictable but it was a quick read.

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JessieKB
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Finally fire time🖤

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hollylynnbee
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Starting my November book early!! 🥀

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Lizwarnerpdx
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A page turner - I read it on a day! If you enjoyed Gone Girl, you will enjoy this. It has mystery, love, family dysfunction, traumatic upbringings….and is written in such a way that you adore the characters and can‘t put it down until the end.

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Nessavamusic
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A solid dark domestic thriller. It has a bunch of twists and turns, and even though I guessed who did it, the journey was entertaining, sad and harrowing. Also a solid audiobook listen. 4⭐️

5 hours of reading
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In dealing with an overwhelming loss of her daughter, Laurel meets Floyd which feels so right then she meets Poppy, his daughter, her resemblance to her missing daughter Ellie is remarkable, it must be a coincidence, but is it! Who is Floyd and why is Poppy the spitting image of Ellie. What does Laurel uncover about Ellie‘s disappearance, was Floyd involved in Ellie‘s disappearance or did she just runaway!

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Bookpearl
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Week 3 of school has my voice gone and scholars with their chaos but this baby that was loaned to me by one of my favorite teachers had me at HELLO! I‘m already on chapter 8 and can‘t wait to go to bed just so I can read. What are y‘all reading? #whatintheworldhappenedtoellie #whereisshe #imabouttobeupallnight

Jemgirl2014 I loved that one! I‘m reading “Yellowface” right now. I hate the protagonist. I want to wring her neck! 😂 It‘s really good so far. 😃 9mo
Bookpearl @Jemgirl2014 This is my first read for this author and I love it!! 9mo
Jemgirl2014 @Bookpearl Nice! “ The Night She Disappeared” is a good one too! 9mo
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Bookpearl @Jemgirl2014 Definitely will check it out! I am loving this one. (edited) 9mo
Jemgirl2014 @Bookpearl Yay! 🤗 9mo
Michreader3 Did you finish this? What did you think? 9mo
Bookpearl @Michreader3 I loved it and did not see the plot twist!! It did take a little longer to play out but I understood the characters had to tell their story. 9mo
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Nalbuque
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Fairly predictable but still pretty good

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TheHungryBookworms
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So I finish thi book today and i got to say it was really good. I was hooked from the begginig. The story keep me interested but I kind of guessed the twist But I still enjoyed it. The ending was a littlebit sad hich did surprised me. Overall i recommend this book.

4/5⭐️

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WaterVixxen
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This book was slow at the beginning, but then it got too good to put down. I knew nothing about this mystery/thriller when I started it, but I‘m glad I went in blind - it was a great surprise. I ultimately described the end of the book as a beautiful disaster. The characters are so well written , you are cheering for some and hate others. You keep trying to figure it out, but I wasn‘t prepared for the reveals.

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RedCurly
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A quick crime reading after a classic. It was good a for one reading. My problem with many new English crime novels is that the twist is very easy and I can guess it in the first part of the book.

LatrelWhite Love Lisa Jewell & Colson Whitehead🙌🏾🙌🏾 12mo
RedCurly @LatrelWhite You have a good taste 😊 12mo
LatrelWhite 👍🏽you as well!🤗 12mo
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CBee
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Well. That was a bit bonkers but hooked me from the start! Solid thriller but super disturbing at times. I find a good thriller is just what I need between the heavier reads.

CBee Using this for #booked2023 #weird because it wasn‘t at all what I was expected and totally weird in a twisted way. And with that, I‘m done with the challenge! 🎉 🎉🎉 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae 13mo
CBee @Cinfhen is Alisia okay? Haven‘t seen her post in a while 🙁 13mo
Cinfhen Wowza!!! Congrats on completing the challenge in May!!!!! I still have one or maybe two prompts left😅Fantastic 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Alisia is well, she‘s just very busy- she‘s gotten involved with local politics and she‘s constantly speaking, canvassing and advocating within her community. 13mo
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CBee @Cinfhen I was determined to finish this time 😂😂 Glad to hear about Alisia, good for her!! 13mo
Bookzombie Congratulations on finishing so early! 🎉🧁 13mo
CBee @Bookzombie thank you! I didn‘t plan on it but it all just kind of fell into place 😊 And I was absolutely determined to finish it this year (obviously 😂). 13mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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This was a great but harrowing read.

I can definitely say Lisa Jewell is becoming a favourite author 🤞🏻

4.25/5

Read for reading challenges.

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I remember being twenty-one and thinking that my personality was a solid thing, that me was set in stone, that I would always feel what I felt and believe what I believed. But now I know that me is fluid and shape-changing.

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ShaniaAJ
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I feel like this is one of those I need to go back and read in book form instead of audiobook.

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MCowles
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Lots of twists. Wasn‘t crazy about ending. Fun book club read.

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Love a good thriller between the heavier novels...November #bookspin.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Beatlefan129
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This book was fine. Fairly predictable, with the exception of a few plot points that were not so much unpredictable as they were implausible. I listened on audio and the narrator did a good job, especially with the Irish accent.

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BilboBookends
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“When I read a book it feels like real life and when I put the book down it's like I go back into the dream.”

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katielady
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I loved this book. I was hooked from the start.. so many twist and turns and totally unpredictable!

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BookishGirl06
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Finished this last night. Was ok.

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BookishGirl06
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Does it ever mention how Ellie got pregnant with poppy in the first place ?

5feet.of.fury I remember Noelle drugged her and …I gues turkey basted her… I don‘t think it went into specifics… with sperm she got off the internet. 2y
BookishGirl06 @5feet.of.fury I just finished it and that just seems so weird to me. What did she knock her out again and insert sperm into her privates or something? I don‘t think she could sneak it into her food cause I don‘t think that‘s how it works 2y
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BookishGirl06
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90ish pages in and I already have a theory. Don‘t spoil me if I‘m right or not please, but I‘m wondering if Poppy and Ellie are related somehow. Obviously not the same person but 🤔

BookishGirl06 I wonder if maybe Ellie is poppy‘s biological mother. Again don‘t tell me if I‘m right or not 2y
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BookishGirl06
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My current read. Also it‘s from #13 of #bookspin

5feet.of.fury Love this one 2y
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Crazycatlady1
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A terrific book. I didn‘t want to put it down because I had to know what happened next. This one made me feel a whirlwind of emotions and the ending was actually fantastic.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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Nik_reads
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This was the first book I read from this author and WOW I loved it! Definitely a page turner and I enjoyed thinking about all the possibilities that the storyline could take me. It was suspenseful with an ending I actually liked. If you have read any other books by Lisa Jewell I would love some recommendations.

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Areeshaaa
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An amazing thriller by Lisa Jewell.

Ellie Mack, 15, went missing in this suspenseful psychological thriller. In her book Then She Was Gone, Lisa Jewell emphasizes less on what actually happened to Ellie and more on how and why she disappeared, as well as the consequences for her family.

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margoge@hotmail.com
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This was a twisted roller coaster ride. Just when you think you've got the story figured out the author adds another twist to the story.

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AbstractMonica
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This was such a devastating story. Laurel has a teenage daughter that simply vanishes one day with out any answers or leads. The story moves on with Laurel not being able to come to terms with the disappearance of Ellie. This book moved quickly and was rather dark. I found the ending to be a little predictable, but I still drank it all up.

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RyanMHoward
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THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell

Ten years after Laurel‘s daughter, Ellie, goes missing, she meets someone special and begins to piece her life back together, and repair the bonds with her remaining family. But alas, along the way of healing, there may be unexpected clues as to what happened to Ellie…

Full of subtle foreshadowing and a few good twists, this is a bizarre, enthralling tale that will rip your heart out—and then maybe put it back📖

5feet.of.fury Loved this one, so haunting. 2y
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AbstractMonica
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A little over 100 pages in. I‘m very much enjoying this fast paced novel 😌

It was recommended by one of my coworkers that said it had her at the edge of her seat the entire time 😆

So far, so good!

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SheilaChew
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I‘m having lunch in the United lounge, enjoying the wait for my flight to Hawaii. I love the fancy lounge. We had a free pass, so here I am. Good food and good book. I‘m glad I got here early!

sarahbellum I love a free airport lounge pass! 🤩 2y
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Cat.Rogers
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Easily one of my top ten books. One of the first books where I didn‘t mind the narration jumping from character to character. I did have some open ended questions after finishing but would totally read it again. #thenshewasgone #psychologicalthriller #lisajewell

tokorowilliamwallace Nice mug! It looks like one locally crafted and bought from a crafts show. 2y
Cat.Rogers Thanks! @tokorowilliamwallace a friend of my actually made it! 2y
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SheilaChew
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Loaded up my kindle tonight. This should keep me busy!

SheilaChew I found this book so disturbing. It hooked me right from the start, but the characters didn‘t connect for me. Everyone felt shallow and broken. 2y
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DesireeFromBK
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“A man who can‘t love but desperately needs to be loved is a dangerous thing indeed.”

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“As the father of your children, as a friend, as someone who shared a journey with you and as someone who loves you and cares about you. I don‘t need to be married to you to be all those things. Those things are deeper than marriage. Those things are forever.”

Booklinette do you recommend this book ?
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DesireeFromBK @Booklinette Yes, I do. But then again, I have a strong stomach 😉 2y
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DesireeFromBK
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This one managed to keep me guessing until (almost) the end. And I actually didn't mind the shifting points of view. I enjoyed getting into some of the other character's heads. It really rounded out the narrative for me. I suppose there is some content in this book that could be triggering for some. Wasn't an issue for me, but I thought I'd put it out there for anyone considering giving it a read. All in all, I enjoyed it.

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Geemom1118
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First day of vacation and nothing on the agenda but books!!so many of you have said how good this one was so I can‘t wait to see for myself.

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DKelley13
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The novel is totally "bizarre," just as Jewell describes it. The haunting tale of a missing child and the carefully constructed jumps from past to present made it difficult to put the book down. Ultimately I found the twists a bit predictable, aside from the very end! I would definitely recommend this if you're up for a mystery.

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Katie.happens
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The author herself describes this story as “utterly bizarre” and she‘s right. It‘s also thrilling, fast-paced, and really, really hard to put down.

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MariaMez
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This was very good ! I was so invested in this plot and couldn't let the book down. Time passed quickly and it was 4am when I finished...I predicted what happened to the girl but yeah it was amazing

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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚❤️ 2y
SilversReviews This is a good one!! 2y
Eggs Yes chilling🥶 @SilversReviews 2y
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Jeffs650
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Very good, well written. I will be looking for more by this author.