None of This Is True: A Novel (Hardcover)

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None of this is True by Lisa Jewell was such a fun read! It is full of unreliable narrators which the entire time has you wondering "who is actually telling the whole truth?" The story follows two women who have the same birthday as one another and meet at different celebrations one fateful night. Each of their lives different, yet both full of secrets (one more than the other). Alix, a professional podcaster, is approached by Josie, an unhappy seamstress, and asked to feature her on her podcast promising that she is going to undergo life-altering changes soon. What I love about how Jewell tells the story is that she alternates between Netflix documentary excerpts and the telling of the actual plot from different perspectives. So much fun! Keeps you guessing.

— Britney H.

While a singular unreliable narrator throws any story for a loop, imagine a book with multiple unreliable narrators and WOW! You have None of This is True in a nutshell. This psychological thriller kept me on the edge of my seat and continually wondering what pile of crazy was coming next. I am still puzzling over what really happened and who (if anyone) was telling the truth.

— Rebecca G

This book was a WILD ride. I literally could not put it down. I did have to lower my rating because I was not a fan of how everything resolved in the end, but this book is super entertaining and PERFECT for a mystery/thriller lover. For those who loved The Woman in the Window or any of Lisa Jewell's other books, this is one of my favorites of hers that I have read. This is one you have to listen to the audiobook because it makes the experience of reading it even better.

— Chloe S.

I'm speechless. Talk about a can't stop read! With so many different threads that don't add up until you read more, it's not that I didn't want to put it down, I couldn't! Each character is compelling and complex and the story unravels with twists and turns you could never expect. A must read mystery.

— Jacey

Description


INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author known for her “superb pacing, twisted characters, and captivating prose” (BuzzFeed), Lisa Jewell returns with a scintillating new psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself the subject of her own popular true crime podcast.


Celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summer crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it turns out, is also celebrating her forty-fifth birthday. They are, in fact, birthday twins.

A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix’s children’s school. Josie has been listening to Alix’s podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for her series. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life.

Josie’s life appears to be strange and complicated, and although Alix finds her unsettling, she can’t quite resist the temptation to keep making the podcast. Slowly she starts to realize that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it, Josie has inveigled her way into Alix’s life—and into her home.

But, as quickly as she arrived, Josie disappears. Only then does Alix discover that Josie has left a terrible and terrifying legacy in her wake, and that Alix has become the subject of her own true crime podcast, with her life and her family’s lives under mortal threat.

Who is Josie Fair? And what has she done?

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 10 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.

Praise For…


“The book’s unreliable narrator, dark twists and unending suspense will keep you on edge until the very last page.” —NPR

"If you liked Verity by @colleenhoover, I think you'll like this one!" EMILY HENRY, New York Times bestselling author

"Gloriously dark, so clever and completely addictive - this is Lisa Jewell at the very top of her game. This book kept me up reading late into the night and haunted my dreams!" —LUCY FOLEY, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Apartment

"This novel is one of Jewell's best: a gloriously dark, glittering creepfest..." AMAZON BOOK REVIEW

"Lisa Jewell is on top-form with this pitch-black fever dream of a book - darker, twistier and more compelling than ever." —RUTH WARE, New York Times bestselling author of The It Girl 

"A moody, slippery novel where nobody is as they seem. As breathtaking story is revealed within story, readers peel back the layers to find revenge, a meditation on the damage done by the past, and characters who could walk into the room and sit on your sofa. Here Jewell cements her position as queen of character-led fiction." —GILLIAN MCALLISTER, New York Times bestselling author of Wrong Place, Wrong Time

"Gloriously dark and twistier than a twisty thing." —JOJO MOYES, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else's Shoes

"I adore Lisa Jewell, and this is her best yet. I adored the unreliable characters, their dark secrets, the fateful collision of their two different worlds in the same corner of London. I simply could not leave it alone, and had to keep reading until I'd reached the heart-stopping conclusion. Utterly irresistible from the very first page." —KATHERINE FAULKNER, author of Greenwich Park 

"None of This Is True is so suspenseful, so smart, so insightful. It's all three, in equal measure, all the way through. I loved the theme of family in all its glorious (and sometimes soul-destroying) forms. Lisa Jewell writes her characters with such emotional intelligence and generosity that I cared about all of them...she takes the most universal observation and tosses it in very lightly at the end of a funny sentence—and it truly takes my breath away. So much of this novel will stay in my mind forever and that's a tremendous gift." KATHERINE HEINY, author of Early Morning Riser


Product Details
ISBN: 9781982179007
ISBN-10: 1982179007
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English