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The Truth About Melody Browne: A Novel by [Lisa Jewell]

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“Lisa Jewell’s writing is like a big warm hug and this book is a touching, insightful and gripping story which I simply couldn’t put down.” —SOPHIE KINSELLA

“Full of heart and humour, this will move you to tears. An absolute must-read.” —
Cosmopolitan UK

“Classic storytelling.” —
Elle

“What is revealed is a network of rewardingly complex characters, a dramatic, suspense-filled explanation of how [Melody] ended up where she did, and a family tragedy that is profoundly moving.” —
Telegraph

“A refreshing departure from the usual girl-in-search-of-boy template… Jewell has a convincing eye for detail, and throws in a roller-coaster-worth of attention-grabbing twists and turns.” —
Guardian

“Sincere and engaging with a great plot and believable characters.” —
Daily Mail

“Moving and dark.” —
The Times Summer Reading Selection

“This will make you laugh, cry—then tell all your friends about it.” —
Daily Record

Praise for Watching You:
 

Quickly and assuredly, Jewell builds an ecosystem of countervailing suspicions…Tricky, clever, unexpected.”New York Times Book Review

A twisty British mystery...Brace yourself as Jewell stacks up the secrets, then lights a long, slow fuse.”  — People

“Page one intrigued me. Page three hooked me. By page five, I was consumed. This
compulsive, propulsive novel is both a seize-you-by-the-throat thriller and a genuinely moving family drama. Stellar.” -- A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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A twisty whodunit." — Cosmopolitan

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Big Little Lies-esque small town drama with stakes as high as Amy from Gone Girl's IQ, Lisa Jewell's latest thriller is not to be missed." — InStyle

"
Watching You takes the idea of obsession to chilling heights." — PopSugar

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This suspense is going to have you turning the pages all night long." — Bustle

"Stellar domestic drama...
Expert misdirection keeps the reader guessing, and the rug-pulled-out-from-beneath-your-feet conclusion—coupled with one final, bonechilling revelation—is stunning. Best not to bet on anyone. A compulsive read guaranteed to please fans of A. J. Finn and Ruth Ware." — Booklist (starred review)

"Jewell weaves
a taut multiperspective, domestic/community suspense story that is sure to please fans of Ruth Ware and A.J. Finn." — Library Journal (starred review)

"[A] 
spine-tingling thriller...Lisa Jewell’s gripping novel Watching You unravels a tangled web of rumors—and a shocking twist." — Real Simple

“Eerie and bone-chilling…
this page turner surprises and stuns.”  — Woman's World Magazine

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A juicy new page-turner." — Brit+Co

“[A] crafty conundrum…the author smoothly juggles multiple story lines…
prepare to be blindsided by the murder victim’s identity, not revealed until late in the game—and an even more stunning final surprise. Jewell does a masterly job of maintaining suspense.” — Publishers Weekly

“Jewell adeptly weaves together a complex array of characters in her latest thriller. The novel opens with the murder investigation and
deftly maintains its intensity and brisk pace...Jewell's use of third-person narration allows her to explore each family's anxieties and sorrows, which ultimately makes this novel's ending all the more unsettling. An engrossing and haunting psychological thriller.” — Kirkus Reviews

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A master at unspooling tightly told tales, Jewell specializes in perfectly-pitched thrillers without sacrificing a drop of her characters’ complexities, secrets, and desires, and this latest one is no exception." — The Seattle Review of Books

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Jewell excels in creating complex characters, building tension and keeping readers in the dark yet riveted until the "Aha!" moments...this thriller unfolds and concludes in a very satisfying way." — Shelf Awareness

"In her latest mystery, bestselling author Lisa Jewell combines the cloistered charm of a small English village with the curiosity, paranoia and nosy fatalism of
Rear Window. Then comes a dose of lust and lies and the sinister pursuit of Fatal Attraction. It’s a thrilling trifecta...With 16 novels to her credit and more twists up her sleeve than a master magician, Jewell is sure to keep you up at night." — Minneapolis Star Tribune

About the Author

Lisa Jewell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone, as well as Invisible Girl and Watching You. Her novels have sold over 5 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-nine languages. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK, on Instagram @LisaJewellUK, and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08BZV6JHT
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atria Books (July 21, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 21, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8213 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 349 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 3,427 ratings

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My first book, Ralph's Party, came out in 1999 and was the best selling debut novel for that year.

Since then I have written and published another sixteen books, from the 'curry and flatmates' novels of the nineties and noughties like Thirtynothing, One Hit Wonder, A Friend of the Family and Vince &amp; Joy, to more family-themed novels like After The Party, The Making of Us and The House We Grew Up In and more recently, psychological thrillers such as I Found You, Then She Was Gone, Watching You and The Family Upstairs, which charted in the summer of 2019 at number one in the hardback charts.

I live in London with my husband, two daughters, two hairy cats, two nervous guinea pigs and a lovely auburn dog. I write every day, a minimum of one thousand words, in a cafe, with no access to the internet, in two to three hour sessions.

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FunkyFrankie
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT Jewell’s usual standard
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5.0 out of 5 stars The truth is this is brilliant
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4.0 out of 5 stars The truth is out there...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping story that unfolds in a fast-paced way
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