Contemporary · Fiction · Mystery · Thriller

Then She Was Gone


Title: Then She Was Gone

Author: Lisa Jewell

Performer: Helen Duff

Length: 10 hr, 13 min

Series: N/A

Publishing Date/Publisher: 2018 by Dreamscape Media

Format: eAudiobook

Review: Stylistically, this book was very similar to a Liane Moriarty book (one of my all-time favorite writers).  In fact, even the reader of this book had a very similar voice to the woman who performs most (if not all) of Liane Moriarty’s audiobooks.  The major difference between these two authors, however, is I think Jewell reveals too much too early in her story.  A huge part of what makes Liane Moriarty’s books so fantastic is her perfect timing in making big reveals.  She also usually hangs onto a big plot twist to blow your mind at the end.  Jewell does not quite have the same finesse with her plot twists, and for the most part I was able to predict each plot twist well before it was actually revealed.  I think perhaps this could have been avoided if Jewell had arranged her content differently. I was also not a big fan of the ending.  It bothers me when endings are tied up in a way that feels inauthentic, and unfortunately this book had one of those endings.

Despite the ways this book fell short for me as a reader, I still enjoyed it and would consider reading other books by this author.

Reader: Bekah



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