Then She Was Gone

I had the chance to read Girls In The Garden by Lisa Jewell a year ago and I really enjoyed it. I greatly appreciate how she blends the suspense with the everyday lives situations. It seems ordinary and simple but our everyday lives are much more complicated than we think .

So I was very excited to read this new book of hers !! Let’s see if it’s a hit or miss 😉

The story follows Laurel Mack, a mother whose daughter went missing 10 years ago. Mystery starts to unravel along with the people she meets and starts to make acquaintance.

Trang’s Verdict? I LOVED IT. I am not a big fan of contemporary psychological thrillers. That’s why when I actually find one good book, it’s a miracle!

I feel like Lisa Jewell wanted to try a darker, more disturbing plot and it worked very well with her usual writing style. You can probably guess the plot twist if you have read like tons of thrillers in your life LOL because let’s be honest, it’s kind of hard to be original nowadays with every thriller having the same concept and storyline.

Character wise, Laurel is a very “cold” main character. I couldn’t relate to her as much but it’s understandable within the context of the story. She went through some terrible things in her life and she must survive to find her daughter.

However unlike the other contemporary thrillers, the journey of the reader to the revelation is fun and entertaining and I think that’s the whole point of a good novel. It makes me want to finish the book to see if my guesses were right and my questions answered.

Did you read other books by Lisa Jewell? What do you think of psychological thrillers nowadays? 😉

Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for inviting me into the blog tour :)!


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