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Then She Was Gone: From the number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, AND A TOP RICHARD & JUDY SELECTION
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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?
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Those months, the months before she disappeared, were the best months. Really. Just the best. Every moment presented itself to her like a gift and said, Here I am, another perfect moment, just look at me, can you believe how lovely I am? Every morning was a flurry of mascara and butterflies, quickening pulse as she neared the school gates, blooming joy as her eyes found him. School was no longer a cage; it was the bustling, spotlit film set for her love story.
Ellie Mack could not believe that Theo Goodman had wanted to go out with her. Theo Goodman was the best-looking boy in year eleven, bar none. He’d also been the best-looking boy in year ten, year nine, and year eight. Not year seven though. None of the boys in year seven were good-looking. They were all tiny, bug-eyed babies in huge shoes and oversized blazers.
Theo Goodman had never had a girlfriend and everyone thought maybe he was gay. He was kind of pretty, for a boy, and very thin. And just, basically, really, really nice. Ellie had dreamed about being with him for years, whether he was gay or not. She would have been happy just to have been his friend. His young, pretty mum walked to school with him every day. She wore gym gear and had her hair in a ponytail and usually had a small white dog with her that Theo would pick up and kiss on the cheek before placing it gently back down on the pavement; then he would kiss his mum and saunter through the gates. He didn’t care who saw. He wasn’t embarrassed by the powder-puff dog or his mum. He was self-assured.
Then one day last year, just after the summer holiday, he had struck up a conversation with her. Just like that. During lunch, something to do with some homework assignment or other, and Ellie, who really knew nothing much about anything, knew immediately that he wasn’t gay and that he was talking to her because he liked her. It was totally obvious. And then, just like that, they were boyfriend and girlfriend. She’d thought it would be more complicated.
But one wrong move, one tiny kink in the time line, it was all over. Not just their love story, but all of it. Youth. Life. Ellie Mack. All gone. All gone forever. If she could rewind the timeline, untwist it and roll it back the other way like a ball of wool, she’d see the knots in the yarn, the warning signs. Looking at it backward it was obvious all along. But back then, when she knew nothing about anything, she had not seen it coming. She had walked straight into it with her eyes open.
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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.
Both utterly gripping and startlingly original. Prepare to be hooked. ― 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 9733 --Questo testo si riferisce a un'edizione fuori stampa o non disponibile di questo titolo.
- ASIN : B01MQ1VL1Z
- Editore : Cornerstone Digital; 1° edizione (27 luglio 2017)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 14298 KB
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- Lunghezza stampa : 422 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 77,355 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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Recensito in Italia il 6 marzo 2022
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Al momento, si è verificato un problema durante il filtraggio delle recensioni. Riprova più tardi.
A parte lo sgomento iniziale della madre per la scomparsa di Ellie, non viene trattato il lutto/trauma dei famigliari e i loro reciproci rapporti appena accennati. La prima metà è interamente incentrata sulla conoscenza tra Laurel e Floyd con inutili lungaggini su primi appuntamenti e presentazioni.
Apprezzo che Laurel sia una donna comune, con debolezze, errori e fragilità, ma - di nuovo- ritengo che il personaggio sia approfondito poco. Gli altri personaggi, anche protagonisti, vengono indirettamente abbozzati.
Passata la prima metà, la storia è abbastanza intuibile, dunque ci si chiede perchè si è passato tutto il tempo che precede a leggere del romance tra Laurel e Floyd. Alcuni dei personaggi di contorno sono inoltre assolutamente superflui.
Man mano che i fatti vengono svelati, peraltro con il confusorio alternarsi tra prima e terza persona, il libro diventa disturbing e piuttosto dark. La scrittura è certamente apprezzabile, ma non si può dire sia piacevole. Per quanto, però, almeno quello è reale e crudo.
Purtroppo però è contrasto con il finale del 'tutti vissero felici e contenti' con tanto di matrimonio e nuova routine famigliare con la 'nuova arrivata' Poppy, senza traumi. Dopo tanta cruda realtà e verosimiglianza, un finale del genere è pura fiction e stona - per la mia opinione. Così come la lettera di Ellie. Avrei preferito un finale in linea con la narrazione precedente.
Told by different voices, it offers different points of view. Which makes the book really engrossing, a real page-turner.
The ending is especially unexpected and moving.
I have read this book soon after "The girl next door" by Jack Ketchum and it's strange how similar to some extent the two stories are.
I feel like I do not want to spoil any of the fun you will have reading it, so le me just tell you that you will find strong charachters, a plot well concocted, some unexpected twists, and a very good writing.
Enjoy your reading!
Recensito in Italia il 6 marzo 2022
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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.
It’s not often I’ll take the time to review books but I needed to gush about this one. The distressing reality of Laurel’s situation hits you within the first few pages and grips you until the very last. I can’t recommend this book highly enough and will be looking out for more of Lisa Jewell’s work!