None of This is True

None of This is True


Buy now and prepare to be hooked from the Number One bestselling thriller author of The Family Upstairs. . .



'Gloriously dark' Lucy Foley
'A moody, slippery novel' Gillian McAllister
'One hundred percent brilliant' Clare Mackintosh
'Shocking and creepy and glorious' Nicola Walker
'Utterly addictive' Claire Douglas

Celebrating her 45th birthday at her local pub, podcaster Alix Summer crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie is also celebrating her 45th.

A few days later, they bump into each other again, this time outside Alix's children's school. Josie says she thinks she would be an interesting subject for Alix's podcast. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life.

Alix agrees to a trial interview and indeed, Josie's life appears to be strange and complicated. Alix finds her unsettling but can't quite resist the temptation to keep digging.

Slowly Alix starts to realise that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it Josie has cajoled her way into Alix's life - and into her home.

Soon Alix begins to wonder who is Josie Fair really? And what has she done?

* The Hi! I'm Your Birthday Twin podcast has been bought to life! Listen to all 4 episodes and find out more at *


Readers can't get enough of None of This is True . . .

***** 'Lisa Jewell is BACK with a banger baby!!! and this might just be my favourite of hers yet.'
***** 'I'm speechless after reading this bone chilling, dark, twisty, mind bending thriller'
***** 'Did it deliver??? OMG !!! wait until you read this!!!'
***** 'OMG!!!!!! Dare I say this may just be Lisa Jewells best book yet!?'
***** 'What in the actual hell did I just read???? Bingeable, unreliable, unhinged in the best way, and well developed!'

More love for None of This is True . . .

'Left me reeling' Adele Parks
'You will ignore everyone and everything until you’ve finished it' India Knight
‘A tense, superbly crafted exploration of obsession.’ Steve Cavanagh
'Really dark and twisty' Graham Norton
'MAGNIFICENT' Marian Keyes
'So suspenseful, so smart, so insightful.' Katherine Heiny
'A pitch-black fever dream of a novel' Ruth Ware
'Have never read a book so fast!' Hayley Morris
'A sleek, playful, mesmerising read' Louise Candlish
'Twisty twisty twisty' Emily Henry
'You're in for a treat' Jojo Moyes
'Rollercoaster of a read' Jane Fallon
'I inhaled it!' Harriet Tyce
'Lisa Jewell [has] confirmed her status as a powerhouse of psychological thrillers' Sunday Express
'The most gripping thriller I read this year' Daily Express

Lisa Jewell, Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, September 2023
None of This is True, instant Sunday Times bestseller July 2023
Number 1 on Audible, July-August 2023

About the author

Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell's first novel, Ralph’s Party, was published in 1999 and was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another twenty-one novels, most lately a number of dark psychological thrillers, including Then She Was Gone, The Family Upstairs and None of This is True. Lisa is a number one New York Times and Sunday Times author who has sold over ten million books worldwide and been published in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters and a lovely dog called Daisy. @lisajewelluk on Twitter @lisajewelluk on Instagram @lisajewellofficial on Facebook.
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