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“Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell is a gripping psychological thriller about a mother’s search for her missing daughter.

The novel follows Ellie, a mother grieving the loss of her teenage daughter, and her journey to uncover the truth behind her disappearance. It is a captivating story that will keep the reader guessing until the very end.


Then She Was Gone begins when 15-year-old Laurel is taken from the family home. Ellie, her mother, is left to pick up the pieces of her broken life.

Ten years on, Ellie meets a man who could help her to find out what happened to her daughter. Along the way, Ellie unravels a complex web of secrets and lies that lead to a shocking conclusion.


The main characters in Then She Was Gone are Ellie, Laurel’s mother, and Floyd, the man who she meets.

The novel also features a range of supporting characters, including Laurel’s father, her stepmother, and a mysterious woman who holds the key to the truth. Each character has a unique voice and their own motivations and secrets, which adds to the suspense of the story.

Writing Style

Lisa Jewell’s writing style is gripping and engaging. She builds tension and suspense through the use of short chapters and frequent plot twists. Jewell also carefully develops her characters, creating a vivid and believable story world.


Then She Was Gone is a gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller. It is a captivating and emotionally charged novel that will keep the reader guessing until the very end. Highly recommended for fans of psychological thrillers.

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