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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER A MISSING GIRL. A BURIED SECRET. 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.

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER
'Packs a huge emotional punch that will leave you winded.’
CL Taylor, author of The Missing
'I defy you to put this addictive book down until you reach the final heart-breaking page.'
Daily Express

'If you were the first of your friends to read Girl on the Train and have read Gone Girl more times than you can remember, HERE IS YOUR SUMMER READ!'
Sun
'A tense clever page-tuner that everyone will be talking about.'
Adele Parks

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A MISSING GIRL. A BURIED SECRET.
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.


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?

Reviews

A MISSING GIRL. A BURIED SECRET. 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.

from the publisher's description

If you were the first of your friends to read Girl on the Train and have read Gone Girl more times than you can remember, HERE IS YOUR SUMMER READ!

Sun

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

Daily Express

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

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

A tense clever page-tuner that everyone will be talking about.

Adele Parks

She has departed from her usual chick lit and gone full tilt into a psycho thriller, but she’s lost none of her brilliance. Indeed, I think this is my favourite of hers so far… Deeply emotional and incredibly clever. Bravo

Mail Online

Jewell builds a gripping novel around a maze of dark secrets, a tautly wound psychological thriller in which the suspense builds slowly. Her storytelling is immaculate, hopping between past and present, and in and out of characters. It’s a tough read at times, but Jewell always keeps everything moving. The intrigue never flags as she pushed towards a redemptive resolution. As astute and emotionally charged read, riddled with creepiness. Fully recommended

Irish News

Smart and engrossing

Sunday Mirror

Both utterly gripping and startlingly original Prepare to be hooked

Sun

After last year’s fantastic I Found You, Lisa Jewell is on a roll with another fast paced and cleverly plotted psychological thriller … If this sounds quite run of the mill, it’s not. Lisa Jewell writes with such a keen eye for detail, so much heart and yet deviousness that I can’t wait to read what she comes up with next

Red

If you're looking for something darker and twistier Girl On The Train style, Lisa Jewell's new thriller, Then She Was Gone … is one to buy

Voucher Codes

Smart and engrossing, this deftly plotted thriller will tug at your heartstrings

The People

This compulsive psychological read from one of our favourite authors will leave you breathless

Fabulous Magazine

pleasingly twisted… I gulped this in one long, thirsty session, sitting by the pool on holiday.

Sam Baker, The Pool

This book was simply perfect – easy to fall into, hard to escape, and with so much to figure out you barely wanted to leave anyway.

Bookbag

Chilling and heartbreaking

Good Housekeeping

Jewell builds a gripping novel around a maze of dark secrets, a tautly wound psychological thriller in which the suspense builds slowly. Fully recommended

Dorset Echo

Jewell has always been a favourite writer. Seeing her fully embrace her dark side is a massive treat. A dark, sad and deeply disturbing exploration of the aftermath of the loss of a beloved child, Then She Was Gone deserves to be a huge hit.

Alex Marwood

an engrossing read

Mature Times

beautifully told… the reader is taken from heartbreak to hope via a series of twists and turns worthy of the best thrillers

LivingEDGE

highly entertaining

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Also by Lisa Jewell

I Found You
The Girls
The Third Wife
The House We Grew Up In
Before I Met You
The Making of Us
After the Party
The Truth About Melody Browne
31 Dream Street
Vince And Joy
A Friend of the Family
One-Hit Wonder
Thirtynothing

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The Girl on the Train
The Store
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The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Earthly Remains
Line of Fire
Fifty Fifty
After the Fire
The Girl Who Was Taken
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
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