Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell [28/100 * 2019]

Then She Was GoneThen She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review originally published on Goodreads – May 7, 2019.

📖Then She Was Gone📖
🖋Lisa Jewell

📚 Series: No
📚 Genre: Thriller / Mystery
📚 POV: Multi POV (First, Second & Third varying through chapters)
📚 Cliffhanger:

⚠ Trigger Warnings: Murder. Stalking. Obsession. Child Abuse.
⚠ Recommended for: Fans of family mysteries.

Then She Was Gone was a wonder for me to read. I have two books of Lisa Jewell from many many years ago, and this was not her genre. I am half-surprised and half-proud for how beautifully written this book was.

The major plot points and plot twists of this story can be anticipated or guessed if you are a fan of mysteries, but this did not hinder me from enjoying it. The story is still as bizaare and creepy and horrifying, come to think of it.

I love the alternating narrations that get you bouncing through the feelings and thoughts of multiple characters. Second person POV even gives me a creepier feeling, so there’s a plus.

I would definitely like to check out more of Lisa Jewell’s recent books. She is a good one.

☁ THE CRITERIA ☁

🌻 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A mom, lost child and the child’s lookalike. I’m sold.
🌻 Hero: N/A
🌻 Heroine:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Strong and brave. I admire her a lot.
🌻 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ All the other characters gave so much “creep” and extra “spook”.
🌻 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I loved her then. I still love her now.
🌻 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐
Surprised with most character decisions.
🌻 Scare/Thrill Factor: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Had me looking behind me a few times.
🌻 Pacing:⭐⭐⭐⭐
Knows when to rush, scare and tug at your heartstrings.
🌻 Ending:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Perfectly executed and what they deserved given the circumstances.
🌻 Page Turner:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very pretty. Have to admit, it’s what attracted me to add this to the TBR.

☁FINAL VERDICT: 4.7/5 ☁

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