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None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

Imagine celebrating your 45th birthday at your local pub and meeting your birthday twin? This is exactly what happens to popular podcaster Alix Summers who crosses paths with the unassuming Josie Fair. Both women are celebrating their birthdays and were born in the same town 45 years ago. However, the similarity ends there!

Alix, surrounded by family and friends, is enjoying the frivolity and sipping champagne.

Meanwhile, Josie is sitting quietly at a table for two, sharing a rare birthday dinner with her elderly husband, Walter.

Days later, the women cross paths again and Josie tells Alix she is on the cusp of great changes in her life. Josie has a transformative story to tell and Alix realises her podcast could benefit greatly from sharing the journey. What follows is a riveting dance of curiosity and fascination.

Alix finds Josie strange and is unsettled by her, but can’t resist continuing to record the podcast. Every session delves deeper into Josie’s childhood, marriage and family life.

As their connection grows, Alix begins to uncover the darkness behind Josie’s façade. But, who is Josie Fair and what exactly has she done?

The once-compelling Josie, soon infiltrates Alix’s life, finding her unexpectedly as a guest in her home. Then, as quickly as she arrived, Josie disappears, leaving Alix to discover her terrifying legacy. Suddenly, Alix becomes the subject of her own true crime podcast and her family’s lives are under threat.

If you’ve read any of Lisa Jewell’s previous titles, you’ll definitely enjoy her latest nail-biting suspense-filled novel. And if you haven’t discovered this best-selling author yet, prepare to be hooked by her masterful narrative! The addictive storytelling will have you on the edge of your seat and you unravel the enigma of Josie Fair and her legacy.

Lisa Jewell’s first novel, Ralph’s Party, was the bestselling novel of 1999. Since then she has published 16 novels, most recently dark psychological thrillers. She lives in London with her family. Follow Lisa online.

Reviewer: Andrea Molloy



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