Then She Was Gone: A Novel

Then She Was Gone: A Novel

by Lisa Jewell (Author)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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?

In the captivating novel "Then She Was Gone" by Lisa Jewell, we are introduced to Ellie Mack, a woman caught in a web of secrets, lies, and haunting memories. Ellie's world is shattered when her beloved sister, Laurel, disappears without a trace. Desperate to find answers, Ellie embarks on a relentless search, determined to uncover the truth behind Laurel's sudden vanishing.

As Ellie delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers a trail of cryptic clues and unsettling revelations. She encounters a cast of enigmatic characters, each harboring their own hidden agendas and motives. The line between friend and foe blurs, and Ellie finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her sister, her family, and even herself.

With each twist and turn, Ellie's determination grows stronger. She uncovers a web of deceit, betrayal, and long-buried secrets that threaten to consume her. As the clock ticks down, Ellie races against time to find Laurel before it's too late. The truth, when it finally emerges, is both shocking and heartbreaking, leaving Ellie to confront the devastating consequences of the past.

"Then She Was Gone" is a gripping psychological thriller that explores the dark recesses of human nature and the lengths people will go to protect their secrets. Lisa Jewell мастерски weaves a intricate narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. This novel is a must-read for fans of suspenseful and thought-provoking thrillers.


384 pages