Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone

By Lisa Jewell

  • Release Date: 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 4,948 Ratings



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?


  • Unpredictable-Amazing

    By MMW1678
    This book left me in a river of tears.. such a good read. A book that brings you through all the emotions, all the feels, all the thoughts, and all the predictions. I just started getting into reading again and this is my new favorite. Just wow.
  • Crazy good

    By TupperJ
    Lots of twists and turns…. Crazy good book. Loved it’s weirdness!!!!
  • Amazing!

    By nalleynicole
    Well written & pulls you in. Please turn this into a movie or tv series!
  • Great until the end

    By MissTeacher28
    This was a great book. Definitely kept me interested but towards the end It just went flat. Wish the momentum stayed but overall definitely a good read.
  • Good

    By queenwanee
    A good read, kinda got the sense of what was going on kind of fast. It was good story though
  • Predictable and long!

    By Kandyce and Kya
    This book felt like it dragged on and on…and on. I felt like I knew immediately how it was going to end. Not a terrible book just a dull read
  • No thanks

    By KellyAnn9
    In the minority based on the 4 star average but I found this disturbing.
  • Then She Was Gone

    By Ladazsha
    I enjoyed the novel. The book had me wanting to keep reading and reading, until I felt that I knew what was going to happen next. But even though the plot twist was obvious.. this was still a great book to read!
  • It was ok

    By Dale18wed
    Figured it out very quickly.
  • Predictable

    By neato.burrito
    Found myself skipping some pages honestly as I got bored. Very predictable. Disappointed