Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

Mystery Book Club

Jan 8, 2019  |  Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Adults

Calling all mystery fans! Let's solve it together.

The Mystery Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Library's reading lounge. Copies of the book can be signed out at the library (we have extras!) and then meet with Corrie to chat about the book (and other favourite mysteries).

Cover image for  January's read is "Then she was gone" by Lisa Jewell.

Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams 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 ten 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 café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl? (Simon & Schuster)