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Then She Was Gone
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Then She Was Gone
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BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, AND A TOP RICHARD & JUDY SELECTION

NOW WITH OVER 400 5* REVIEWS – this is what readers are saying:

'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?

BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, AND A TOP RICHARD & JUDY SELECTION

NOW WITH OVER 400 5* REVIEWS – this is what readers are saying:

'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'


************************

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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About the Author-
  • Lisa Jewell was born in London. Her first novel, Ralph's Party, was published in 1999. It was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another sixteen novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls and Then She Was Gone (both of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks). Lisa is a top ten New York Times and number one Sunday Times author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters, two cats, two guinea pigs and the best dog in the world.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 29, 2018
    More than a whiff of The Lovely Bones wafts through this haunting domestic noir from bestseller Jewell (I Found You). The disappearance of beautiful, brainy 15-year-old Ellie Mack in May 2005 from her north London neighborhood takes a terrible toll on her parents and siblings, even a decade later. Most profoundly affected is her now-divorced mother, Laurel. After a shocking development in the cold case jolts Laurel from her lonely limbo, Laurel stuns herself by agreeing to dinner with a man she meets in a café, genial author Floyd Dunn, and quickly falls into a relationship with him and the younger of his daughters, precocious nine-year-old Poppy—who reminds Laurel eerily in so many ways of Ellie. But then unsettling coincidences start to emerge, most notably Laurel’s discovery that Floyd’s former partner, Noelle Donnelly, who he claims vanished five years earlier after dumping Poppy with him, was Ellie’s math tutor. Skillfully told by several narrators (some of them ghostly), Jewell’s gripping novel transcends its plot improbabilities to connect with an emotionally resonant story of loss, grief, and renewal.

  • from the publisher's description "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."
  • Daily Express "pleasingly twisted... I gulped this in one long, thirsty session, sitting by the pool on holiday."
  • Mature Times "Unnerving, and with a juicy reveal, this is rightly a modern classic"
  • Good Housekeeping "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."
  • Mail Online "highly entertaining"
  • Fabulous Magazine "I defy you to put this addictive book down until you reach the final heart-breaking page"
  • Voucher Codes "Chilling and heartbreaking"
  • Dorset Echo "This compulsive psychological read from one of our favourite authors will leave you breathless"
  • Sunday Mirror "Both utterly gripping and startlingly original. Prepare to be hooked."
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