Keď mala Melody Brownová deväť rokov, rodine zhorel dom a s ním aj všetky hračky, fotografie, šaty a staré vianočné pohľadnice. Požiar však nezničil len jej osobné predmety, pripravil ju aj o spomienky. Melody Brownová si nepamätala nič, čo sa odohralo pred jej deviatymi narodeninami. Teraz tridsaťtriročná Melody žije v malom byte uprostred Londýna spolu so sedemnásťročným synom. Pre oboch vytvorila pekný život a nič na ňom nemieni meniť. Jedného dňa sa jej však prihodí niečo nezvyčajné. Prijme pozvanie na rande, prvé po ôsmich rokoch, a navštívi predstavenie slávneho hypnotizéra. Zrazu upadne do mdlôb, a keď sa preberie, zistí, že pamäť sa jej vracia. Spočiatku pre ňu nové spomienky nič neznamenajú, no pomaly, deň za dňom, ich v duchu spája a vynára sa skutočný príbeh jej detstva. Lenže s každou záhadou, ktorú vyrieši, sa objaví ďalšia, a každá otázka, na ktorú nájde odpoveď, vyvolá nasledujúcu. Melody už začína pochybovať, či si vôbec niekedy úplne poskladá svoju minulosť...
When she was nine years old, Melody Browne's house burned down, taking every toy, every photograph, every item of clothing and old Christmas card with it. But not only did the fire destroy all her possessions, it took with it all her memories - Melody Bro
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This is the unforgettable new novel from Top Ten bestseller Lisa Jewell, author of Ralph's Party, The Making of Us and The House We Grew Up In. You think you have the perfect life. You're successful. Attractive. Well liked. And you've just got married for the third time. But that's ok, because everyone's happy. Your children are happy. You're happy. And so is your new wife...London, 3am: a tragic accident, and Adrian's life starts to fall apart. Because everyone has secrets and secrets have consequences. Some of which can be devastating.
Birdovi bydlí v malebné anglické vesničce v domě se zahradou. Čtyři děti – pragmatická Meg, zasněná Beth a dvojčata Rory a Rhys – chodí do místní školy, po večerech sedávají u společných večeří s milujícími rodiči – hodným tatínkem Colinem a veselou, trochu praštěnou maminkou Lorelei. Jejich dětství je jako z pohádky, dokud do něj jednoho osudného velikonočního víkendu nezasáhne tragédie. Rodina se začíná rozpadat, děti dospívají, odcházejí a z matčiny nevinné sběratelské vášně se stává posedlost. Po letech se Meg do domu vrací. Jaká tajemství se tady skrývají? Má rodina ještě šanci? A co se vlastně tehdy o Velikonocích stalo?
Dark secrets, a devastating mystery and the games people play: the gripping new novel from the bestselling author of The House We Grew Up In and The Third Wife. You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people's houses. You've known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible? Utterly believable characters, a gripping story and a dark secret buried at its core: this is Lisa Jewell at her heart-stopping best.
Everyone has secrets. What if you can't remember yours? 'How long have you been sitting out here?' 'I got here yesterday.' 'Where did you come from?' 'I have no idea.' Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Alice finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home. But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory? Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can't remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's brilliant new novel.
Ten years after her teenage daughter disappears, a woman crosses paths with a charming single father whose young child feels eerily familiar, in this evocative, suspenseful drama from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell—perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins and Liane Moriarty. Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away. Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?
Gripping psychological suspense from the number one bestselling author of Then She Was Gone, as what begins as an innocent crush develops into a dangerous infatuation. You're back home after four years working abroad with a brand new husband in tow. You're keen to find a place of your own. But for now you're living with your big brother, camped out in his spare bedroom. And then - quite unexpectedly - you meet the man next door. He's the head teacher of the local high school. He's twice your age. And he's devastatingly attractive. Soon you find you're watching him. All the time. But what you don't know is that someone is watching you. Or that what has started as an innocent crush is quickly turning into an obsession as dark as it is deadly. Family secrets, illicit passion and an unexplained murder lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's gripping new novel.
She was fifteen, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet. But what really takes her breath away is when she meets his nine-year-old daughter. Because his daughter is the image of Ellie. Now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. What really happened to Ellie? And who still has secrets to hide?
In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note. They've been dead for several days. Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go? Two entangled families. A house with the darkest of secrets.
You're back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow. You're keen to find a place of your own. But for now you're crashing in your big brother's spare room. That's when you meet the man next door. He's the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him. All the time. But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession. Or that someone is watching you.
YOU DON'T SEE HER. BUT SHE SEES YOU. MIDNIGHT: In an area of urban wasteland where cats hunt and foxes shriek, a girl is watching... When Saffyre Maddox was ten, something terrible happened, and she's carried the pain of it ever since. The man who she thought was going to heal her didn't, and now she hides, learning his secrets, invisible in the shadows. Owen Pick is invisible too. He's never had a girlfriend; he's never even had a friend. Nobody sees him. Nobody cares. But when Saffyre goes missing from opposite his house on Valentine's night, suddenly the whole world is looking at Owen. Accusing him. Holding him responsible for Saffyre's disappearance... INVISIBLE GIRL: an engrossing, twisty story of how we look in the wrong places for bad people while the real predators walk among us in plain sight. _________________________________ 'I've really struggled with reading during lockdown but this weekend I finished Lisa Jewell's gripping Invisible Girl and it was such a joy not to be able to put a book down. Her best yet.' JOJO MOYES 'A masterclass in how to write with pace and tension.' HARRIET TYCE 'An engrossing and compelling read.' MIRROR 'Another twisty, turny and tangled thriller from Lisa Jewell, which also manages to deliver a really satisfying and shocking denouement.' RED 'She isn't afraid of plunging an icy blade into her readers' hearts whilst examining the cruel realities of the world.' ADELE PARKS 'Compelling and surprisingly moving - Lisa Jewell never lets you down.' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'A masterclass in character... A wonderful slow-burn gripper - I loved it.' LOUISE CANDLISH 'An up-all-night gripping story with characters who feel as real as you and me.' ERIN KELLY 'Not only is her plotting masterful, Lisa has the rare ability to make you care - passionately - about all her characters... Invisible Girl is quite brilliant in every way.' JANE CASEY 'Dark, gripping, emotionally intense. My heart hurt from being squeezed so tight.' TAMAR COHEN 'I loved it. Every damn word.' AJ FINN 'A breathtakingly brilliant novel by an author at the absolute top of her game.' JENNY COLGAN 'Once again, Jewell deliversa story with characters you care about and enough twists to keep you hooked' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'Gripping, disturbing and acutely observant; Jewell is an extremely special writer.' ALEX MARWOOD
You're successful. Attractive. Well liked. And you've just got married for the third time. But that's OK, because everyone's happy. Your children are happy. You're happy. And so is your new wife. But one tragic accident smashes your perfect life to pieces. Because everyone has secrets, and secrets have consequences. Some of which can be devastating.