by Lisa Jewell

Ten years after her daughter disappears, a woman tries to get her life in order but remains haunted by unanswered questions. Read by Helen Duff. 10 hours, 11 minutes unabridged.

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    • This is a page turner
    • This was the first Jewel book that I discovered, and now I’ve gone and purchased all of her others. Her writing leaves you on the edge of your seat with a true sense of anticipation, and very few writers out there are masters of the psychological thriller the way Jewell is. The detail gets into your head and you find that you can’t put the book down. I’m not usually a fan of “gory” scene writing, but this book grabbed me and held my attention even though I guessed what had happened and “who had done it” early in the book. I wanted to know that the mother was able to find some closure, and Jewell wrote in a way that really, you are able to feel something for all of the characters...even the ones who had committed such awful acts. I’m now recommending Jewell books to all of my friends who crave fast-paced, intense writing that you literally can’t put down.
    • Let me say first off, that the book is well written, well crafted, and just plain good. I bumped up against the ads for it on The New Yorker website, then on Amazon, and as always, am looking for a good, well written suspense/thriller/mystery type read. ( I don't think there are enough of them being spun out!) The hook had me, What The **** Happened to Ellie? The writing lures you in.......the whole family saga thing, dysfunction, loss, grief, etc. What I really want to say is, like my headline, caution. This is a very, very disturbing book. The central characters emerge slowly and if you are like me, I'm reading along wanting to find out wtf happened to Ellie? And unlike many readers, I don't try to figger out what happened, who dunnit...... what you find out about Ellie and the other characters in the book is scary stuff. So, what I'm saying is, if you are a sensitive soul who is is averse to childhood abuse/torture and highly damaged manipulative people, I'd suggest not reading this.I gave it 5 stars for the craft of writing, it is well written, and the writing supports the the plot and story, in spite of what i've said re: caveat emptor.
    • My first Lisa Jewell novel. I read reviews about everybody "figuring it out", but the pieces are given to the reader intentionally, doling out bits to keep the story flowing... and the questions rolling. Great plot flow btw. I enjoyed the entire thing. You have villains, victims, heroes, and sometimes a bizarre mix of all 3 in the same characters. Truly fascinating.
    • The twists and turns, character development and mystery are killer! I got hooked on Lisa Jewell because of this book.