Lisa Jewell was born in London. Her first novel, Ralph's Party, was published in 1999. It was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another sixteen novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls and Then She Was Gone (both of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks). Lisa is a top ten New York Times and number one Sunday Times author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters, two cats, two guinea pigs and the best dog in the world.
I read it in one sitting. Totally captivated. So dark and cruel and yet still somehow still bearable because her characters are - as ever - among the most fascinating anyone ever writes. -- Adele Parks You don't read a Lisa Jewell book, you fall into it. It takes huge talent to establish a whole world in the turn of two pages. -- Erin Kelly A stunning psychological thriller with a dark family story at its centre. Full of atmosphere and menace. I was gripped from the first page. It's SO GOOD! Yet another brilliant novel... Lisa Jewell is the new Ruth Rendell or Barbara Vine. Just mesmerising.