Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone

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BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, AND A TOP RICHARD & JUDY SELECTION

OVER 1,000 5* REVIEWS - this is why readers love this book:

'Grips to the point of OBSESSION'

'My life STOPPED while I read this book'

'My heart was THUMPING in my chest'

'This is EDGE OF YOUR SEAT reading'

'This book left me BREATHLESS'

'Cancel all plans and BUY THIS BOOK'


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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.

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.

Now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

What really happened to Ellie? And who still has secrets to hide?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 309g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784756253
  • 9781784756253
  • 3,487

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"Then She Was Gone is a very difficult novel to put down. So well written, it insists you keep reading, immersing you in the story of these people’s lives while always reminding us, and them, of the beautiful, clever, funny and loving Ellie."
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"A MISSING GIRL. A BURIED SECRET.

From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy bestseller, The Girls, comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last page." * from the publisher's description * "Both utterly gripping and startlingly original. Prepare to be hooked." * Sun * "I defy you to put this addictive book down until you reach the final heart-breaking page" * Daily Express * "What begins as a story about the mother of a missing girl starting a new relationship as she comes terms with her grief morphs into a gripping, disturbing and utterly fascinating tale about what really happened to young Ellie Mack. I've been a Lisa Jewell fan for a long time and in this book, as in all her others, she deftly weaves a compelling plot with an emotional depth that leaves you gasping. In Then She Was Gone she has created a book that is dark and claustrophobic but also heartfelt and moving. Then She Was Gone packs a huge emotional punch that will leave you winded. I loved it." -- CL Taylor, author of The Escape, The Lie and The Missing "A dark, compulsive psychological thriller, yet one which is also uplifting and tender. I absolutely loved Then She Was Gone." -- Rachel Rhys, author of Dangerous Crossing 9733 "A tense clever page-tuner that everyone will be talking about." -- Adele Parks "She has departed from her usual chick lit and gone full tilt into a psycho thriller, but she's lost none of her brilliance. Indeed, I think this is my favourite of hers so far... Deeply emotional and incredibly clever. Bravo" * Mail Online * "Jewell builds a gripping novel around a maze of dark secrets, a tautly wound psychological thriller in which the suspense builds slowly. Her storytelling is immaculate, hopping between past and present, and in and out of characters. It's a tough read at times, but Jewell always keeps everything moving. The intrigue never flags as she pushed towards a redemptive resolution. As astute and emotionally charged read, riddled with creepiness. Fully recommended" * Irish News * "Smart and engrossing" * Sunday Mirror * "Both utterly gripping and startlingly original Prepare to be hooked" * Sun * "After last year's fantastic I Found You, Lisa Jewell is on a roll with another fast paced and cleverly plotted psychological thriller ... If this sounds quite run of the mill, it's not. Lisa Jewell writes with such a keen eye for detail, so much heart and yet deviousness that I can't wait to read what she comes up with next" * Red * "If you're looking for something darker and twistier Girl On The Train style, Lisa Jewell's new thriller, Then She Was Gone ... is one to buy" * Voucher Codes * "Smart and engrossing, this deftly plotted thriller will tug at your heartstrings" * The People * "I have to say, my life was put on hold for a couple of days as I could not put it down! I absolutely loved it ... Loved the characters and wasn't sure who to trust." -- Kathy Martin "I absolutely loved it. Jewell's writing style is what sets her apart and whilst I was in no doubt that this was a fictional account of a family in turmoil, it was written with such credibility, describing the reality of real life people and their average everyday lives, and the emotion that I for one have experienced in losing someone treasured and close." * Love Reading * " This is a compelling and brilliantly executed story; a perfect page-turner" * Attitude * "A cleverly constructed plot that delivers edge-of-your-seat suspense" * The Lady * "I adored this book and have to say that I think it's my favourite book by Lisa to date... I loved the characters and found them to be engaging, relatable with their troubled that all made for compelling reading. A fast paced thriller with just the right mix of psychological and poignancy to keep the reader on their toes, Then She Was Goneis a cleverly written and delicious read" * Handwritten Girl Blog * "I love Lisa Jewell's writing and this lived up to all of my expectations. I highly recommend it without reservation. 5 Stars. " * New Hen On the Blog * "This is one of the best psychological thrillers I've read this year and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre." * Jess Hearts Books Blog * "I was utterly gripped by Then She Was Gone. I was a little bit scared too - but no way in hell was I going to put this haunting book down for a second" * Emma Lee Potter * "There aren't many writers who can deliver emotional truths and psychological thrills this well. Then She Was Goneis the work of a novelist at the top of her game - heart-stopping, page-turning and hugely satisfying" * Paul Burston * "This was an utter page-turner for me and I thoroughly recommend it" * Compulsive Readers * "A well thought out and fabulously written little book" * Cameron Book Review * "Intriguing, compelling and moreish! Be prepared to not move until you've read cover to cover!" -- Sarah Jones * Love Reading * "Extremely well-written characters, lots of suspense and twists - a very highly recommended read...I just couldn't put the book down and was completely absorbed until the very last word." -- Nicola Edwards * Love Reading * "a tremendously engaging story of family, blind devotion, devastating loss and discovery...Total fiction but totally compelling." -- Phylippa Smithson * Love Reading * "'An amazing read which will keep you hooked until the end...perfect holiday read (or ANYTIME read)...Again Lisa Jewell does not disappoint!" -- Elisabeth Thomas * Love Reading * "I couldn't put it down and over the last 25 pages my emotions were all over the place, I was in tears on the last page - what an ending!" -- Lucy Hall * Love Reading * "I have to say, my life was put on hold for a couple of days as I could not put it down! I absolutely loved it." -- Kath Martin * Love Reading * "This storyline IS bizarre, no doubt about it (!) but it is one which is brilliantly written, deeply engrossing and it consumed me completely from start to finish - I loved it !!!'" -- Judith Waring * Love Reading * "Got lost in this book, finished it in two days! I don't always read thrillers but I would defo read one of Lisa Jewell's again." -- Clare H * Love Reading * "The revelations are haunting, shocking but horrifyingly believable. It was a book that I wanted to continue reading to the end, the plot being intriguing and clever enough to hold my interest and attention." -- Beverley Davenport * Love Reading * "I loved this book! I can't praise it enough. Everyone should pick this one up and plan a late night reading session." -- Edel Waugh * Love Reading * "This compulsive psychological read from one of our favourite authors will leave you breathless" * Fabulous Magazine * "pleasingly twisted... I gulped this in one long, thirsty session, sitting by the pool on holiday." -- Sam Baker * The Pool * "This book was simply perfect - easy to fall into, hard to escape, and with so much to figure out you barely wanted to leave anyway." * Bookbag * "Chilling and heartbreaking" * Good Housekeeping * "This fast-paced, well-written novel takes several stomach clutching turns... Almost impossible to put down" * Metro * "This is a book that fascinates on many levels and makes an engrossing read ... This is woven so skilfully into what seems a modern tale of love, family and the loss of a child that I stayed up reading long into the night ... Another bestseller surely from the author who improves with every book of hers that I read" * Mature Times * "This book left me breathless, shaking with adrenaline and just blown away. Lisa Jewell has just written her best novel yet" * Fabulous Book Friend * "Then She Was Gone is a very difficult novel to put down. So well written, it insists you keep reading, immersing you in the story of these people's lives while always reminding us, and them, of the beautiful, clever, funny and loving Ellie." * For Winter Nights blog * "A week on from reading it, I'm still reeling, and am aware of having been made to reel. Then She Was Gone is a novel from a writer who is completely on top of her craft" * Cafe thinking blog * "Enough to say this is a book that will keep you up till well past bedtime" * Promoting Crime blog * "outstanding and I am sure it will be a best seller" * Karens World blog * "Lisa Jewell has a real gift for pulling the reader in with exciting and nail-biting moments and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading this novel." * Bibliobeth blog * "a gripping read, emotionally gutting at times, ripping through me as secrets upon secrets came out. Sadly very realistic, which makes for a terrific read of course." * Jeannie Zelos blog * "I highly recommend Then You Were Gone the perfect book to slip into the suitcase for a holiday read; I will now I sit and wait for Lisa Jewell to write her next book" * Paperblog * "Jewell builds a gripping novel around a maze of dark secrets, a tautly wound psychological thriller in which the suspense builds slowly. Fully recommended" * Dorset Echo * "Jewell has always been a favourite writer. Seeing her fully embrace her dark side is a massive treat. A dark, sad and deeply disturbing exploration of the aftermath of the loss of a beloved child, Then She Was Gone deserves to be a huge hit." -- Alex Marwood
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About Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph's Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998.

Fifteen bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local cafe where she can drink coffee, people-watch and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done . . .

Keep in touch with Lisa:
www.lisa-jewell.co.uk
www.facebook.com/LisaJewellOfficial
@lisajewelluk on Twitter
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Rating details

65,360 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 34% (22,337)
4 44% (28,997)
3 18% (11,528)
2 3% (1,896)
1 1% (602)
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