Book Review: Then She Was Gone

Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Century 2017
Rating: 4/5

Why I Read This Book

A friend gave me a copy of this book to borrow as she had enjoyed it so much that she read it in a weekend. I love a book that takes over my life for a short period of time!

The Blurb

She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girls. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. 

Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet, But what really takes her breath away is when she meets his nine-year-old daughter. Because his daughter is the image of Ellie. What really happened to Ellie? And who still has secrets to hide?

The Story

THEN
She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her.  And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. No trace. No clues. No body.

NOW
It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter. Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away.  Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was 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?

My Thoughts

If I’m being honest it took me longer than I anticipated to get into this book as I found it a little slow going to begin with. However, once it got going I began to enjoy it more and more! At the end, I couldn’t put the book down as I needed to know what had happened to Ellie. A real who done it.

Will you be adding this book to your TBRL?

I hope you enjoyed my review!

As always, happy reading – Hannah xo 

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: Then She Was Gone

    1. I enjoyed it and liked the little twists throughout! I’d love to know what you think when you get round to reading it, which if your to be read lost is anything like mine could be a while 🙈 thanks for your comment!!

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