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  • Published: 1 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099533672
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

The Truth About Melody Browne

From the number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs




The wonderful novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Ralph's Party.

Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday. Now in her early thirties, Melody lives in the middle of London with her seventeen-year-old son. She hasn't seen her parents since she left home at fifteen, but Melody doesn't mind. She's better off on her own.

And then fragments of her past start to come back. At first her memories mean nothing to her but slowly, day by day, she begins to piece together the real story of her childhood.

But with every mystery she solves another one materialises, with every question she answers another appears. And Melody begins to wonder if she'll ever know the truth about her past ...

  • Published: 1 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099533672
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell was born in London. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was the bestselling debut novel of 1999. 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) as well as I Found You and Watching You. Lisa is a top ten New York Times and number one Sunday Times bestselling 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.

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Praise for The Truth About Melody Browne

For anyone who hasn't picked up a Lisa Jewell novel since her chick-lit classic Ralph's Party, it might be time for a re-acquaintance ... Jewell's writing proves as punchy and fresh as ever. Her lively depiction of inner-city London living and dating still rings true

Independent

Lisa Jewell's writing is like a big warm hug and this book is a touching, insightful and gripping story which I simply couldn't put down

Lisa's best book yet. I loved it

The Truth about Melody Browne perfectly illustrates the truth about Lisa Jewell. She writes like a dream, creates characters that you really care about and tells a story so compelling that it will still be with you long after you've read the last page

Classic storytelling

Elle

Lisa Jewell writes the tale so beautifully that the words just dance off the page and sweep you up in a literary waltz . . . stunning

heat, 5 stars

Full of heart and humour, this will move you to tears. An absolute must-read

Cosmopolitan

What is revealed is a network of rewardingly complex characters, a dramatic, suspense-filled explanation of how [Melody] ended up where she did, and a family tragedy that is profoundly moving

The Telegraph

A refreshing departure from the usual girl-in-search-of-boy template. . . Jewell has a convincing eye for detail, and throws in a roller-coaster-worth of attention-grabbing twists and turns

The Guardian

Sincere and engaging with a great plot and believable characters

The Daily Mail

This will make you laugh, cry - then tell all your friends about it

Daily Record

Moving and dark

The Times Summer Reading Selection

Easy and uplifting

Grazia

Fancy some chick-lit, but not in the mood for the usual girl-meets-boy drama? Lisa Jewell's novel is just the thing...an enthralling mystery...a fast-paced, thrilling and tragic journey...The term unputdownable is bandied about all too often, but having devoured this one cold Sunday afternoon we reckon it's completely justified in this instance

Heat

A few cuts about your average chick-lit. In fact it's a pacy, inventive mystery rather than your usual winsome romance. Go Lisa!

Heat

An intricately plotted, easy-going novel from a buoyant writer, with a warm touch

Daily Mail

What is revealed is a network of rewardingly complex characters, a dramatic, suspense-filled explanation of how [Melody] ended up where she did, and a family tragedy that is profoundly moving

The Telegraph

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