All that matters now is for Laurel to massage the essence out of the huge knot of new information that is currently blocking up her mind. It’s all tangled together and she’s sure it all means something but it’s so unlikely and so bizarre that she cannot find the place to start.
Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone.
Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together. It’s been 10 years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a cafe, she is surprised at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters – and his youngest, Poppy, takes her breath away. Looking at her is like looking at Ellie. And now the unanswered questions she has tried so hard to put to rest haunt her anew…as well as some new ones about Floyd and Poppy….
My review could consist of …. This. Book. Was. Amazing. And that would be enough! But let me give it a little more love because it so deserves it! This book is one of those amazing finds that you can read while a freight train roars past you going 200 mph and you wouldn’t notice.
It’s not like the storyline itself has never been written: mom suffers loss of child, disappearance is a mystery yadda yadda… HOWEVER…. Lisa Jewell manages to intertwine so many unexpected plot twists and shocking character developments that the story morphs into one damn fine original & amazing story that has quickly risen to one of our top favs!
You know a story will stay with you long after the last page is turned when you finish it in one day and stay up until the wee hours of the morning because you can’t put it down! We are so excited to read more from Lisa Jewell!
Lisa Jewell was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels, including The Girls in the Garden, The House We Grew Up In, and The Third Wife. To find out more, visit Facebook.com/LisaJewellOfficial, or follow her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK.