What I’m Reading: Then She Was Gone

I just finished up the audio book Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.  I got it via Hoopla.  I am still loving Hoopla.  So far it’s my favorite on line library option…and the price it right…FREE!

I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately not able to find books that had me plotting to find reading time.  I had hope that this would get me out of the rut.

Happily the book did get me wanting to find time to read….  The premise is missing daughter.  10 years have passed.  Mom still hasn’t moved on.  I guessed some of the things…most of them actually but not everything.  That kept me wanting more.  All in all, I really liked the book.  The author packaged up the ending in a nice way…and I don’t want to say more than that or I’ll give it away.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She 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?”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.3 stars.  I think I’d agree.  I was tempted to give it more stars but I think that’s just because I was in a book rut.

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2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Then She Was Gone

  1. Joan Bruck

    I also read this book from our local library. Bizarre plot but very well written. I found out even after I was starting to piece it together that I could not put it down. I like the way all main characters got to express their viewpoint before the end. It was a riveting read very well written.

  2. Deb Mac

    We read this for a book club a few months ago. It was fast paced and really provided a good platform for discussion. Too many time, we find a really good book and we all enjoy it but the discussion flops.

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