by Lisa Jewell
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Atria Books (first published June 30th 2016)
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A young bride, a lonely single mother, and an amnesiac man of dubious origin lie at the heart of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell’s next suspenseful drama that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty and Paula Hawkins.
In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside.
Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed.
Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra
Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant new novel, filled with the “beautiful writing, believable characters, pacey narrative, and dark secrets” (London Daily Mail) that make Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
About The Author:
Lisa Jewell was born in London in 1968. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. She was educated at a Catholic girls’ Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school at sixteen she spent two years at Barnet College doing an arts foundation course and then two years at Epsom School of Art & Design studying Fashion Illustration and Communication.
This is my first time reading a novel by Lisa Jewell. She did a great job keeping me intrigued and I plan on reading a few more of her novels in the future. Jewell had me turning the pages quickly, however, I did solve the mystery extremely early. Even before I approached the halfway point of the book, I already knew how everyone was connected and how everything was going to play out in the end. Basically, I was a little disappointed because I was hoping for a more suspenseful ending. I did find the book to be an entertaining read and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read a good psychological suspense novel. You should definitely add it to your summer reading list.
4/5 Stars (because I love psychological thrillers, I love reading about British seaside towns and I love a great mystery that takes two different situations with two different people and slowly weaves them together to create an amazing story).