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    Brought to you by Penguin. 

    Best-selling psychological suspense and a top Richard & Judy selection.

    She was 15, 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?

    ©2017 Lisa Jewell (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    "Packs a huge emotional punch that will leave you winded." (CL Taylor, author of The Missing)

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    • Global
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    Absolute page-turner! Disturbing, though

    I could not stop listening. Don't expect a feel good novel, kind of caring world in pastel shades. It is not. It is disturbing. Although Lisa Jewells always approaches awful happening with sensibility and human respect, this book could hurt sensitive souls, unless you really want to know. This is a thriller for more advanced readers, a well done one. I recommend it highly. But be prepared. Some sleepless nights are to come.

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    The art of creating round characters ...

    … is something Lisa Jewell has no knowledge of. Throughout this story, whose plot is rather strange and a little far-fetched, characters act in a way that does not seem to be consistent. Floyd, for example, does nothing that I would call 'bad' in this story, but is in the end depicted as a kind of villain with a bad aura (ugh!). To my mind he acts rather honorably throughout the story (except for killing Noelle in a rage, but that is the one thing that is totally credible, I felt like killing her as well). Laurel is never depicted as a very good-looking, very desirable woman, but is in the end described as such. Both Laurel and Paul turn out to be quite well off, but at the start money problems are mentioned. All this is not consistent. The author seems to twist the characters so as to fit her improbable story. On the whole, not a success.

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    • Global
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    • Tania
    • 11/11/2018

    Loved the characters

    This is my first book by Lisa Jewel, but it definitely won't be my last. What stood out most for me was her brilliant use of different character voices and timelines when telling the story. Although I knew quite early on what the big twist would be, I became invested in all the characters and had problems putting down the book to deal with real life.

    I really liked Laurel, even though she was grieving the disappearance of her daughter, she was brave, funny and always wiling to admit her mistakes. It loses a star because the ending was too perfect for my taste.

    I listened to the audio and the narrator, Gabrielle Glaister, and she did an excellent job, especially with Laurel and and Noelle. I'm very happy to see that she is also the reader for a few other Lisa Jewell books.

    If you are in the mood for a mystery, I highly recommend Then She Was Gone

    #Mystery #Domestic #Abduction #LoveTheNarrator #GreatCharacters #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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    • Mark
    • 30/09/2018

    Cracking read!

    I loved this book. It is intriguing, heartfelt, well performed and the ending is very satisfying. highly recommended

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    • Calyopa
    • 06/11/2020

    A hidden jewell

    I grew up reading Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith and polished my taste in psychological thrillers long ago before it became all the rage with “Gone girl”... It is my favorite kind of fiction and honestly, rarely a book lives up to my expectations, regardless of raving reviews (where I sometimes wonder if we were reading the same novel!). However, this jewel of book (and I do this purposely), was somehow hidden in my online library for a couple of years... until we found each other recently. And it is brilliant: the well thought and developed plot, the build up, the characters... the mastery of writing: it doesn’t matter that we more or less know and can predict what is going on. There are no “twist and turns” and “cliffhanger” endings... it is more about the real psychology of the characters and the deep understanding of nuances and flaws in all of us. A fabulous, brilliant book, strong recommendation for all those who love a real serious insight in human behavior and motives. Lisa Jewell is a great author and the credit also goes to the fantastic reading performance of Gabrielle Glaister.

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    • SaaMari
    • 09/04/2020

    surpricingly moving

    I had take this book just as easy (good) reading. Was surpriced that I was somehow moved by this story. Good story, good reading for free time...

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    • Anonymous User
    • 04/06/2019

    Interesting book

    Had no idea how this book would end, which is always a good thing. Interesting to listen and was surprised in the end. Would recommend!

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    • Stephanie McDermott
    • 29/01/2019

    Far fetched but enjoyable

    As with many of the reviews here, the book was entertaining and I was very keen to find out what happened, but the author was so keen to leave the reader feeling satisfied at the end of the book, that it was tied up with too many unbelievable pieces. So yes, I feel satisfied, but it was definitely at the sacrifice of the believability of the story. Would prefer something more realistic, even if it means leaving me with a bit more anguish.

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    • Geedee
    • 15/10/2019

    tragic story naively written

    personalities don't fit with actions.
    the design of story development is very simple minded.
    disappointing

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    • David Din
    • 03/09/2018

    Brilliant.

    listened to this great book. am now studying which of her other books to buy next. can't wait.

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    • Client d'Amazon
    • 23/04/2020

    Very predictable storyline

    The writing is ok, the story however is very basic. There was nothing that I couldn’t predict from start to end. Disappointing overall. The narration is however great, which kept me going until the end.

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    • Ryo
    • 12/01/2020

    Not a mystery

    I assumed , going into this book, that it would be kind of a mystery, thriller etc. because that is the category i found it in. From the description of the book you can get a good idea of the plot. After a couple chapters, you can predict it entirely. This was of course something that bothered me, as a mystery fan, but i felt i got an interesting book about people and personal stories instead.

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    • Melanie Prager
    • 09/07/2019

    haunting

    the story is absolutely haunting and horrifying, but very well read and absolutely thrilling and capturing.

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    • It's me!
    • 02/06/2019

    Überzeugende 3,5 *

    Ich hatte mal wieder Lust auf einen Psycho-Thiller und bin den `good-reads`-Empfehlungen gefolgt. Hat sich gelohnt. Das Buch war mein erstes und nicht mein letztes von L.J.
    Die Geschichte ist irgendwie schon mal da gewesen und der Klappentext erzählt schon sehr viel. Trotzdem bleibt die Spannung bis zum Schluss und lässt den Hörer aufgewühlt zurück. Die Protagonisten sind individuell gestaltet, deren Gedanken und Handlungen sind hachvollziehbar. Zunächst wird die Geschichte aus der personalen Perspektive erzählt, später kommen die Ich-Erzählperspektiven dazu, wodurch der Hörer mehr weiß, als die einzelnen Personen. Das finde ich für einen Thriller, der Spannung erzeugen soll, etwas kontraproduktiv. Ich hätte es bevorzugt genau so viel zu wissen, wie Laurell. Trotzdem war das Buch doch spannend und mitreißend.

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    • c. joyce
    • 03/11/2018

    somewhat predictable

    Gabrielle Glaister did an excellent job!
    Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the author of this book.
    At chapter 6 I'd already figured out the plot.
    Shame really.

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    • Nicola Nowak
    • 02/11/2018

    Tooooo predictable

    I was hoping for an exciting twist in the end, which sadly didn't come ...