When a mother experiences the worst of all nightmares, the disappearance of her child, her life shatters. It’s tragic and yet almost natural that she becomes a shell of her former self. She finds herself rolling with the motions of life. Taking on tasks as the come just to get to the next day. Laurel Mack didn’t expect to ever have a full and happy life after the loss of her golden child, Ellie.
Along comes a chance at happiness
Long after the loss of Ellie, Laurel finds herself belatedly picking up the pieces of her relationships with her other two children. She finally begins to come out of her haze. It starts with the meeting of a nice man that shows her she deserves to be happy. When Laurel starts to believe she deserves happiness and should “move-on”, she meets Poppy. A smart young girl who has an uncanny resemblance to her lost daughter Ellie.
Laurel Mack navigates her new life, and new relationships, with equal hope and skepticism. As the connections between her new boyfriend and his daughter Poppy begin to become more strange and peculiar, she takes brave risks to dig deeper into her daughter’s disappearance. Just when we think we have it all figured out, there’s another twist, and the story grows in intensity.
Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell is a very entertaining read!
Kristin lives in the PNW with her husband, and three kids. She loves to read YA fiction, fantasy, and romance. She’s recently entered the world of “Booktok” on Tiktok, and is having way too much fun following the trends of young folks. The only shows she watches are re-runs, and if she’s not reading a book she’s listening to one.