I’ve read several Lisa Jewell books and I’ve never been disappointed. From the delightful, heart-warming 31 Dream Street, to the more chilling and sinister I Found You, I’ve been instantly hooked. Would Then She was Gone be any different?
The blurb says:
‘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?‘
Talk about gripping, compelling, moving, shocking – I could go on and on with a plethora of adjectives. As many of you know, I like a good page-turner and this was definitely a page-turner. Lisa really is the queen of twists and turns. Just when you wonder how on earth she’s going to bring everything together and join the dots, she does and then some.
It’s not often a book will make me cry, but I was so absorbed in the story, so connected to the characters, that I felt tears pricking at the back of my eyes at various points in the book. A thoroughly recommended read.