Review originally published on Goodreads – May 7, 2019.
📖Then She Was Gone📖
📚 Series: No
📚 Genre: Thriller / Mystery
📚 POV: Multi POV (First, Second & Third varying through chapters)
⚠ 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 ☁
A mom, lost child and the child’s lookalike. I’m sold.
🌻 Hero: N/A
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.
Knows when to rush, scare and tug at your heartstrings.
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 ☁