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 5,255 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?


  • pretty good

    By kaylakkg
    This books was definitely interesting, I read it in three days and honestly I wouldnt say its the best but would recommend to those who like plot twists nd mystery. I like how the point of view changes throughout the book but it kind of made it obvious of the ending. Also DONT spend 14 dollars on this app to buy it. I read the whole thing FOR FREE online just look up the name along with "free pdf version". Anyway read it. its good. coming from a 13 year old who loves murder mysteries😝
  • Another Fun Read

    By Retired Dave 2023
    Truly a bizarre plot but certainly hard to put down. So easy to visualize the characters.

    By bells _22
    Honestly was not expecting it to be this amazing! I got an actual copy and finished it in two days!! So shocking how it ended.Must read!!
  • So good

    By Anabela1998
    This book was amazingly good. It makes you want to read nonstop. I recommend it 100%
  • Horrible Book

    By Lonmaha
    A horrible book! Do not read it. This is very disturbing story, and not because it is a mystery or horror. I do not believe the events in this book should have ever been written about in the way they were. This book crossed a line that should not be crossed in a fiction novel.
  • Great read

    By Katalalinda
    Bought this at Costco a few years ago, and it was so well written. Loved the unexpected twists and turns. Y’all should read it (:
  • 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.