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Lisa Jewell

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Lisa Jewell was born on 19th July 1968 in Middlesex Hospital in London's West End. Her father Anthony is a Textile Agent and her mother Kay is a secretary. She has two younger sisters, Sacha and Tanya. She was brought up in a strange part of North London called Totteridge, known to some as the Beverly Hills of London, where her neighbours included such luminaries as Micky Most, Des O'Connor and Patti Boulay.

Lisa now lives in Swiss Cottage with her husband and daughter.

Genres: Mystery, Romance, General Fiction, Historical
Lisa Jewell recommends
To Be Someone (2001)
Louise Voss
"Lovingly written and full of of the most moving books about friendship I've ever read."
Odd One Out (2004)
Lissa Evans
"Quirky, clever and incredibly funny... Lissa Evans is the Tom Sharpe for a new generation."
By the Time You Read This (2008)
Lola Jaye
"A lovely, exuberant tearjerker of a book, perfect for curling up with on a wet afternoon."
Class (2008)
(Maggie , book 1)
Jane Beaton (Jenny Colgan)
"I have been waiting twenty-five years for someone to write a bloody brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst - and here it is. Hurrah for Jane Beaton!"
Fly Away Home (2010)
Jennifer Weiner
"A warm-hearted, bittersweat treat. Jennifer Weiner is a class act."
What I Did (2011)
Christopher Wakling
"I loved it! Staggeringly good. Terrifyingly good."
The Runaway Actress (2012)
Victoria Connelly
"Sunshine on a rainy day."
His Father's Son (2013)
Tony Black
"Soulful and stunningly written, this reads like a future classic."
Black Rabbit Hall (2015)
Eve Chase
"Black Rabbit Hall completely swept me away. Glorious, beautifully written. I absolutely loved it."
The Housekeeper (2017)
Suellen Dainty
"I loved, loved, loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough."
The Summer Seaside Kitchen (2017)
(Mure, book 1)
Jenny Colgan
"A naturally funny, warm-hearted writer who creates characters to love and care about long after you've finished reading."
A Dangerous Crossing (2017)
Rachel Rhys
"An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive."
Tattletale (2017)
Sarah J Naughton
"A gripping thriller. Delivers suspense, twists and sharp writing."
The Summer Of Impossible Things (2017)
Rowan Coleman
"Spine-tinglingly beautiful. Prepare to lose your heart."
The Image of You (2017)
Adele Parks
"Adele Parks does it again. She's already proved she can write a sparkling rom com, a moving love story and a lovingly researched historical novel, now she's taken on the domestic thriller genre and nailed it. Tightly plotted, brilliantly conceived and totally gripping."
The Man I Think I Know (2018)
Mike Gayle
"That rarest of things; a moving, beautifully written novel about male friendship. The Man I Think I Know is a truthful, wise and wonderfully redemptive story about men stripped bare of the traditional ideals of masculinity - success, strength, power - learning to face up to the real world. I absolutely loved it."
She's Not There (2018)
Tamsin Grey
"Mesmerisingly good."
The Cliff House (2018)
Amanda Jennings
"A beautiful, stirring story of loss and obsession."
Her One Mistake (2019)
Heidi Perks
"I flew through this book in three days, with my heart in my mouth. Seriously page turning."
I Thought I Knew You (2019)
Penny Hancock
"Enthralling and addictive."
Beneath the Surface (2019)
Fiona Neill
"No one writes about family with more truth and authenticity."
The Secrets We Kept (2019)
Lara Prescott
"A riveting story of secrets, forbidden passions and the dark arts of espionage. I couldn’t put it down!"
After the End (2019)
Clare Mackintosh
"Both utterly heart rending and incredibly uplifting, After the End is the most moving book you'll read this year."
Stop At Nothing (2019)
Tammy Cohen
"Chillingly believable and absolutely addictive. I read it in three days flat. Incredible."
The Turn of the Key (2019)
Ruth Ware
"Ruth Ware just gets better and better. The Turn of the Key is her most compelling and addictive to date; I read this in a two sitting frenzy, barely able to turn the pages fast enough."
The Assistant (2019)
S K Tremayne
"Terrifyingly believable and utterly gripping. One of my top reads of the year."
Darling Rose Gold (2020)
Stephanie Wrobel
"Darling Rose Gold is an absolutely brilliant book; funny, dark, authentic and a total page turner. I loved it."
Our Little Cruelties (2020)
Liz Nugent
"Liz Nugent is a force to be reckined with."
The Other Passenger (2020)
Louise Candlish
"The Other Passenger is just brilliant; gripping from the first page with an incredible first person narrative and a sense of place that pulls you through the pages fast enough to make your head spin. Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love her.-"
Safe (2020)
S K Barnett
"Dark, compulsive, full of OMG moments. If you think you know where it’s going … YOU DON’T. This is one you won’t forget in a hurry."
The Push (2021)
Ashley Audrain
"The Push was a poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling in both horror and recognition. I read it one sitting and it stayed with me for days afterwards. Not to be missed."
The First Day of Spring (2021)
Nancy Tucker
"A darkly dazzling debut, a harrowing story of neglect and cruelty written with a delicate touch and a big heart. As gripping as the tensest of thrillers and as moving and humane as the most intimate of memoirs."
Wrong Place, Wrong Time (2021)
Gillian McAllister
"It's perfection, every word, every moment. A masterpiece . . . I had my mind blown apart. After I finished it I sat with my mouth hanging open in awe."
The Maid (2022)
Nita Prose
"Smart, riveting, and deliciously refreshing . . . a murder mystery with tremendous heart."
The Golden Couple (2022)
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
"The Golden Couple is my favorite kind of thriller: a guessing game filled with characters you care about and twists you don't see coming . . . an utterly compelling, spellbinding read."
Twelve Secrets (2022)
(Ben Harper, book 1)
Robert Gold
"Fast-paced and brimming with superb characters. I couldn't put it down for a single second. Twelve stars!"
First Born (2022)
Will Dean
"This taut, twisted thriller kept me guessing until the very last page. Clever, compelling and utterly thrilling."
The Good Left Undone (2022)
Adriana Trigiani
"Trigiani writes an unforgettable historical epic in Italy, France, Scotland and Churchill's England on the cusp of World War II. Matelda Cabrelli Roffo, the matriarch of her contemporary Italian family is determined to reveal her mother's secret past before it's too late. This rich family story is magnificent in the telling."
It Ends At Midnight (2022)
Harriet Tyce
"Another compelling read from the utterly brilliant Harriet Tyce."
The Island of Lost Girls (2022)
Alex Marwood
"A stunning, genre-defying novel, poetic, immersive and as dazzling as the Mediterranean sun even as it pulls the reader through the darkest corridors of human behaviour. I was totally mesmerised, from the beautiful, slow-burn opening chapters right through to the gripping, stomach-churning finale. Alex Marwood is in a class of her own."
Alias Emma (2022)
(Emma Makepeace, book 1)
Ava Glass
"A thrilling read with brilliantly likeable protagonists, nonstop heart-pumping action, and multiple twists and turns. . . . I could not have loved it more."

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