Then She Was Gone
Lisa Jewell

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Narrated By: Gabrielle Glaister

Duration: 10 hours and 14 minutes

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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?

'Both utterly gripping and startlingly original. Prepare to be hooked.'

© Lisa Jewell 2017 (P) Penguin Audio 2017


Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime & mystery fiction, Family life fiction

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Both utterly gripping and startlingly original. Prepare to be hooked.


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


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.

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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

I defy you to put this addictive book down until you reach the final heart-breaking page