Breaking the Dark

Breaking the Dark

A Jessica Jones Marvel Crime Novel


Breaking the Dark, the first book in the brand-new Marvel Crime series, introduces fans to a grittier, street-level side of the Marvel Universe, and will continue with original novels featuring fan-favorite characters like Luke Cage, written by S.A. Cosby, and Daredevil, written by Alex Segura.

'Absolutely perfect' Booklist
'A fun, entertaining read that really packs a punch!' Shari Lapena
'An exciting, riveting, adrenaline-pumping story' Liz Nugent
‘Immersive, page-turning, addictive, fresh and fun.' Andrea Mara
'Exhilarating, twisty and original. Agatha Christie meets Black Mirror!’ Claire Douglas
‘Tricksy, endlessly interesting and pure entertainment, don’t miss this one.' Gillian McAllister
‘I was hooked from the start and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Original, clever and cinematic.’ Alice Feeney
‘Absolutely compulsive, complex and gripping. A classic mystery weaved seamlessly into the Marvel Universe. I loved it.’ Nadine Matheson

Meet Jessica Jones: a private investigator and retired super hero based out of Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, who goes from job to job as a hard living, rough talking, loner.

And then a wealthy Upper East Side woman pays her a visit. Amber Randall is concerned about her twin sixteen-year-olds, Lark and Fox, who have acted and looked very different since they returned from spending the summer with their British father in the UK. She tells Jessica that her children have unnaturally perfect skin for teenagers and have lost all the tics and habits that made them who they were. They are not Lark and Fox, she tells Jessica. Something has happened to them.

To find out more, Jessica travels to Essex to talk to their father and once there meets Belle who is living a curiously isolated existence in a run-down farmhouse with her guardian Debra. Jessica knows that Lark and Fox had spent the summer with Belle—but can this unworldly teenager really be responsible for Lark and Fox's new personas?

Jessica soon discovers that, behind Belle and Debra, evil geniuses are playing a dangerous game with technology in order to make the world a "better place", not caring who gets hurt, maimed or even killed in the process. Can Jessica stop them from wreaking destruction on a whole generation of young people?

Nothing is certain in Lisa Jewell's gripping and most imaginative novel yet.

Reader' s love Breaking the Dark . . .

***** 'I quickly became absorbed into the story and couldn't put it down ... A great read and highly recommended.'
*****'Wow... The book can be read by someone super into Marvel and also someone who has no prior super hero knowledge. I enjoyed the twists and turns and the worry of where tech may lead!'
***** 'I don't usually like superhero stuff, this book was fun and exciting. I recommend it!'
***** 'A fun, exciting and supercharged read that even readers who are not lovers off Marvel will be able to pick up and enjoy.'
***** 'I love Lisa Jewell and I was a bit apprehensive of this as it wasn't her usual style but she didn't let me down. What a book. I loved it!'

More love for Breaking the Dark . . .

‘Fresh, lively, insightful—and the action scenes hit like a chop. A really cracking story.' AJ Finn
'The perfect blend of psychological thriller and supernatural chiller. Lisa’s huge army of fans will love it.' Mark Edwards
Classic Lisa Jewell with an amazing twist!’ Jenny Colgan
'Reveals the depth and complexity of one of the most fascinating and indomitable characters in the Marvel canon.' S. A. Cosby
'Fast-paced, addictive and SO. MUCH. FUN.' Tamar Cohen

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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