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Then She Was Gone: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lisa Jewell

Narrated By: Helen Duff

Date: April 2018

Duration: 10 hours 12 minutes

Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. 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 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 cafe, she is surprised at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she's meeting Floyd's daughters-and his youngest, Poppy, takes her breath away. Looking at her is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she has tried so hard to put to rest haunt her anew...as well as some new ones about Floyd and Poppy...

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  • Natasha B.

    I enjoyed this book very much and would thoroughly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Julie Y.

    Started good but about halfway through I just lost interest.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Linda M.

    I don't usually listen to this genre of storytelling but felt I needed a change, and I am glad I did. The story is definitely unsettling but the author can really write. She gives glimpses of scenes that took place in the past, along with the present narrative. This construction does not get confusing as it can in some stories. When the plot is finally played out, it all fits together perfectly. She creates characters with some depth to them and the whole story is written so that it is believable. I had read another of Lisa Jewell's novels (The Family Upstairs) which was not nearly as satisfying as this story - this felt much more maturely written. The narrator was very good and did a great job of one of the characters who was Irish (the rest were English).

  • Sbattenfeld

    Good book, great narration!

  • Katherine K.

    This was a good book, kept me interested. The story is a little far fetched and kept me from really getting into it.

  • Donna C.

    Great but sad story loved the narrator!

  • Sabrina K.

    Loved it! It was a good pace and held my interest.

  • Julie Z.

    Started strong, but about halfway through the plot became almost absurd. Jewell's writing is taut enough, and the novel's pacing is good, but I just couldn't muster the suspension of disbelief required to really get into this story. It was just too big a leap of faith--too many unexplained processes and unbelievable situations for me to buy into the plot line. The narrator, Helen Duff, was excellent, though. Great job on the different characters accents, and good voice modulation.

  • Lesley T.

    Quite exciting and the narrator was wonderful with her Irish accent.

  • Anonymous

    This was a great book...well-developed characters that were easy to care about. The reader was so good - really nailed the different ages and accents. I highly recommend it!

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