10 years have passed and the mystery of youngest daughter Ellie’s disappearance is still weighing heavily on the Mack family. When a seemingly perfect stranger sweeps Laurel, Ellie’s mother, off her feet, memories of Ellie are forced to the forefront where Laurel has no choice but to deal with them.

I don’t think I have ever read a book like this. The story is so well thought-out and how everything all linked up was incredible. Throughout the book, four different voices are telling the story so the reader gets the full run through of exactly what happened whereas the people narrating their tale are in the dark for some aspects.

Then She Was Gone was absolutely gripping. I think I read the whole book in just over a day? The ending took a turn I would never have expected and can’t even comprehend the journey Lisa Jewell took to get to it. The truth was teased out so spectacularly that I spent all my time thinking about what had really happened to Ellie and torn between wanting to read to the end as quickly as possible or to read slower and enjoy the story more. It turns out that I could never as guessed just how gruesome the truth would be.

If you’re looking for a thrilling mystery that you won’t be able to rip yourself away from, then Then She Was Gone is definitely for you! Similar to the likes of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, Then She Was Gone is this summer’s gripping tale.


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