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Monday, March 12, 2018

Book Review: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

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Earlier we talked about parenting.

This new book may be fiction, but it asks the question about why a child disappeared, and how families can BE dysfuctional, even if they don't seem to be.

Ten years after her teenage daughter goes missing, a woman connects with a charming single father, but she is still haunted by her child’s disappearance in this “deeply emotional and incredibly clever” (Mail Online) thriller from the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of I Found You

then she was gone


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 cafĂ©, 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.


I saw where the plot was heading about half way through this book, but I kept reading, as I wanted to see the HOW- how Ellie disappeared, and the truth behind Poppy being with her father, and about her mysterious mother. Lisa once again brings the reader a novel of tension and spellbinding wonder, as she looks at the definition of family, and what secrets our chidren can keep from us, and how those secrets could have far reaching domino effects. This is not one to read late at night, as it's every parents worst nightmare, but one that needs to be read!

About the Author:

Lisa Jewell was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She is the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of twelve novels, including The House We Grew Up In and The Third Wife. To find out more, visit her Facebook page, and check out her website: http://www.lisajewellbooks.com/

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