Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone

Book - 2018
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Struggling to put her life back together a decade after her beloved teen daughter's disappearance, a divorced woman bonds with a charming single father whose young child eerily resembles the woman's own lost daughter.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2018.
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501154645
1501154648
Branch Call Number: F JEWELL
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 24 cm

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MCPL_ReadersLounge Aug 06, 2018

Part psychological fiction, part ghost story, both tragic and uplifting. A decade after the disappearance of her teenage daughter, Laurel Mack meets a charming single father with two daughters, the youngest of whom reminds Laurel deeply of her lost daughter Elle, and she becomes obsessed with her... Read More »


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swalsh886
Oct 11, 2018

While I enjoyed the character development part of this book, I found the ending to be very predictable. I wanted to quit reading less than halfway through but finished it just to make sure I was correct.

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lesliegay
Oct 09, 2018

A pleasing take on the child has gone missing trope - I truly enjoyed the narrator and her point of view, as well as the other character developments. A reflection on life's choices, or rather the choices in responding to life events, it was engaging and a solid read. Although there were some moments of strained credulity, the ending was quite enjoyable in its own way. I definitely recommend!

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Domino2000
Sep 27, 2018

Absolutely chilling. I read page 267 and had to put my tablet down and walk away for a while. It sent chills down my spine.

This was my first novel I've read by Lisa Jewell, but will now read all the others. If you like thrillers that stay with you long after you've finished the book, then read this one - I thought it was awesome.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Sep 20, 2018

My first Lisa Jewel book... will look for more. I figured out the main plot early on...so sad. But was suspenseful and kept me reading.

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Alpha_zzz
Sep 13, 2018

I have read two of Lisa Jewell’s books, and I think I’m done now.

This book was improbable and bizarre (as Lisa herself suggested in the acknowledgments).

You have this psychotic woman who is able to make happen in one evening what specialists take several attempts to do. Then everyone in the book is intertwined, coincidentally, even though they live in a large city.

I like the way Lisa writes, but her storyline is shy of reality.

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njhorner
Sep 11, 2018

I could not put this book down! It is really good and it was suspenseful from the first page.
I'm going to read other books by Jewell.

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MissPooh74
Aug 07, 2018

This was my first novel from Lisa and she is most definitely a good author! The story was a tiny bit predictable. BUT for sure a lot of twist. I could not wait to keep reading!

I am going through her list now and adding some more of hers :)

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ellakc1
Jul 07, 2018

I record and rate all the books I read on a scale of 1to 10. Ten being the best rating you can get. I gave this book a six. I had a hard time finishing it. I’ve read 67 books so far this year and this was the lowest rated book I read.

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squirrelee
Jul 07, 2018

Oh my gosh, this book is amazing!! I love this author, and she has moved to my favorites list. As a side note, I really like it when authors thank their readers in the acknowledgments as she did at the end of this book.

JCLStephanieS Jul 06, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller and could not put it down once I started reading. The characters and plot are interesting, and the story kept me in suspense until the very satisfying ending!

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