Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone.Â Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together. It's been 10 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 cafe, she is surprised at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she's meeting Floyd's daughters - and his youngest, Poppy, takes her breath away. Looking at her is like looking at Ellie. And now the unanswered questions she has tried so hard to put to rest haunt her anew...as well as some new ones about Floyd and Poppy....
Â©2018 Lisa Jewell (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From the New York Times best-selling author and master of âbone-chilling suspenseâ (People) comes another pause-resisting look inside one familyâs past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Gifted musician Clemency Thompson is playing for tourists on the streets of Southern France when she receives an urgent text message. Her childhood friend, Lucy, is demanding her immediate return to London. Itâs happening, says the message. The baby is back. Libby Jones was only six months old when she became an orphan. Now 25, sheâs astounded to learn of an inheritance that will change her life. A gorgeous, dilapidated townhouse in one of Londonâs poshest neighborhoods has been held in a trust for her all these years. Now, itâs hers. As Libby investigates the story of her birth parents and the dark legacy of her new home, Clemency and Lucy are headed her way to uncover, and possibly protect, secrets of their own. What really happened in that rambling Chelsea mansion when they were children? And are they still at risk? Jewellâs novels have been praised as âsure to please fans of Ruth Ware and A.J. Finnâ (Library Journal), and her latest is no exception. The Family Upstairs will keep you guessing until the very end.
Â©2019 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed. In this suspenseful drama, both women must sort through the secrets surrounding men neither of them knows if they can trust.
Â©2017 Lisa Jewell (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Lydia, Dean, and Robyn don't know one another...yet. Each is facing difficult challenges: Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood. Wealthy and successful, she leads a lonely and disjointed existence. Dean is a young, unemployed, single dad whose life is going nowhere. Robyn is 18. Gorgeous, popular, and intelligent, she entered her first year of college confident about her dream to become a pediatrician. Now she's failing her classes. Now she's falling in love for the first time. Lydia, Dean, and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something was missing. What they don't know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It's a letter containing a secret - one that will bind them together and show them what love and family and friendship really mean. A literary gem, The Making of Us will remind listeners of the miracles that happen when we bring life into the world and share our lives with those we love.
Â©2012 Lisa Jewell (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
An instant New York Times best seller âI absolutely loved Invisible Girl - Lisa Jewell has a way of combining furiously twisty, utterly gripping plots with wonderfully rich characterization - she has such compassion for her characters, and we feel we know them utterly.... A triumph!â (Lucy Foley, New York Times best-selling author)Â The number one New York Times best-selling author of Then She Was Gone returns with an intricate thriller about a young womanâs disappearance and a group of strangers whose lives intersect in its wake. Young Saffyre Maddox spent three years under the care of renowned child psychologist Roan Fours. When Dr. Fours decides their sessions should end, Saffyre feels abandoned. She begins looking for ways to connect with him, from waiting outside his office to walking through his neighborhood late at night. She soon learns more than she ever wanted to about Roan and his deceptively perfect family life. On a chilly Valentineâs night, Saffyre will disappear, taking any secrets she has learned with her.Â Owen Pickâs life is falling apart. In his 30s and living in his auntâs spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct - accusations he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel forums, where he meets a charismatic and mysterious figure. Owen lives across the street from the Fours family. The Fours have a bad feeling about their neighbor; Owen is a bit creepy and suspect, and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night.Â Could Owen be responsible? What happened to the beautiful missing Saffyre, and does her disappearance truly connect them all?Â Evocative, vivid, and unpauseable, Lisa Jewellâs latest thriller is another âhaunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late readâ (Megan Miranda, New York Times best-selling author).Â
Â©2020 Lisa Jewell. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Penguin Audio. All rights reserved.
New York Times and number-one Sunday Times best-selling author and âbrilliant storytellerâ (Shelf Awareness, starred review) Lisa Jewell weaves another suspenseful thriller about a shocking murder in a picturesque and well-to-do English town, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies. Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England. Itâs the sort of place where doctors and lawyers and old-money academics live. Itâs not the sort of place where people get stabbed in the back 30 times with a kitchen knife in their own homes. Someone must have seen something. Newlywed Joey Mullen, for example, recently returned from four years of working in Ibiza. She and her husband, Alfie, are eager to find a place of their own in her hometown. But Joey finds herself distracted by the man next door, Tom Fitzwilliam. Heâs the principal of the local high school, twice her age, and devastatingly attractive. What starts as an innocent infatuation soon escalates into fixation, and before long, Joey canât keep her eyes off of Tom. Or the principalâs son, Freddie, who dreams of working as a spy and has been developing his surveillance skills by keeping meticulous logs of the coming and goings in the area. And, as he approaches his 15th birthday, his attention - and his lens - are turning more and more toward the local women. Or perhaps single mother Frances Tripp, who has long been convinced she is being stalked. Her teenage daughter, Jenna, is worried these delusions are signs of her motherâs deteriorating mental health, particularly now that her paranoia has found a specific target: Tom Fitzwilliam. Frances is determined to keep an eye on him until she can prove he is behind her persecution. Twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam. Nobody knows why this horrific murder was committed, but someone in Melville Heights knows who did it. As the communityâs fearful eyes turn on each other, the question remains: Who else is watching?
Â©2018 Lisa Jewell. Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Penguin Random House UK. (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
After her grandmother Arlette's death, Betty is finally ready to begin her life. She had forfeited university, parties, boyfriends, summer jobs - all the usual preoccupations of a woman her age - in order to care for Arlette. Now she's ready for whatever life throws at her, and, since the will included a beneficiary unknown to her who lives in the city, she heads there to find the mysterious woman....
In 1920s London, Arlette is starting her new life in a time of postwar change. Beautiful and charismatic, she's drawn into a hedonistic world, but then tragedy strikes, and she flees back to her childhood home....
When Betty's search leads her to a man - someone who meant the world to her grandmother - the secrets of Arlette's past may help Betty find her own way to happiness in the present....
A rich detective story and a captivating look at London then and now, Before I Met You is an unforgettable novel about two very different women, separated by 70 years but united by big hearts and even bigger dreams.
Â©2013 Lisa Jewell (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
When she was 9 years old, Melody Browne's house burned down, and it took all of her childhood memories with it. Now she's a single mother of a teenage boy living in Central London. She hasn't seen her parents since she left home at 15, but she doesn't mind. She's better off on her own. She works as a dinner lady at her son's school and has no idea where her humdrum life is heading. But one summer's night, a hypnotist inadvertently unlocks memories of her childhood, and her whole life is turned upside down.Â At first, these new memories mean nothing to her, but as Melody slowly begins to piece together the real story of her childhood, she begins to uncover mystery after mystery and wonders if she'll ever know the truth about her past...
Â©2020 Lisa Jewell (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Please write and tell me why you should live here.
Toby Dobbs received a big Victorian house with too many bedrooms to count as a wedding present from his father, but his marriage is over within a month. Very alone, and very lonely, Toby posts an advertisement seeking the Unexpectedly Alone to become his roommates. Fifteen years later, the wayward souls he takes in are still living with him, with no intention of leaving.Â
Please tell me how I can convince you to move out.
Toby Dobbs has met Leah Pilgrim from across the road, and they're falling in love. But before they can begin a new life together, Toby and Leah must help Toby's house of sweet slackers and lovelorn misfits grow up, solve their problems, and set themselves free. But can their new relationship survive the test?Â
Â©2008 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Shy and gawky, Ana has always daydreamed about living the life of her exotic half-sister Bee, a pop singer who had a number one hit single before she inexplicably vanished from the celebrity scene.Â
When Bee turns up dead, Ana is dispatched to the big city to clear out her apartment. Instantly seduced by the second-hand glamour of Bee's baubles, bangles, and bottles of Pierre-Jouet, Ana takes up with Bee's wild club-hopping cronies.Â
News of a missing cat and a remote country cottage soon convince Ana that her sister was leading a secret life. Now, she's is on a mission to discover what really happened to Bee Bearhorn, the one-hit wonder - and what is about to happen to the unremarkable Ana Wills.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Brothers Tony, Sean, and Ned had the perfect upbringing, but now that they are grown-up, real life is starting to get in the way. Tonyâs dealing with divorce and a weight problem, novelist Sean is up against a serious case of writerâs block and a shock announcement from his âperfectâ new girlfriend, and their parents have a new lodger, Gervase. Why is Bernie, their mother, so keen to give this unsavory waif a home? And what is the real reason for kid brother Nedâs surprise return from his travels in Australia?
Â©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife's death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface.Â The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicable, or so it seemed; his children, all five of them, were resilient as ever, or so he thought. But something, or someone, must have pushed Maya over the edge.Â Fans of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes will be captivated by this riveting family drama with a dark mystery at its core.
Â©2015 Lisa Jewell (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Meet the picture-perfect Bird family: pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and towheaded twins Rory and Rhys, one an adventurous troublemaker, the other his slighter, more sensitive counterpart. Their father is a sweet, gangly man, but itâs their beautiful, free-spirited mother Lorelei who spins at the center. In those early years, Lorelei tries to freeze time by filling their simple brick house with precious mementos. Easter egg foils are her favorite. Craft supplies, too. She hangs all of the childrenâs art, to her husbandâs chagrin.Â Then one Easter weekend, a tragedy so devastating occurs that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear the family apart. Years pass and the children have become adults, while Lorelei has become the countyâs worst hoarder. She has alienated her husband and children and has been living as a recluse. But then something happens that beckons the Bird family back to the house they grew up in - to finally understand the events of that long-ago Easter weekend and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.
Â©2013 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Imagine that 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 neighbors for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? On a midsummer night, as a festive neighborhood party is taking place, preteen Pip discovers her 13-year-old sister Grace lying unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner of a lush rose garden. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?
Â©2016 Lisa Jewell (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Ever wondered what happened to your first love? Imagine bumping into them 12 years later and realizing you still fancy them rotten. That's exactly what happens to Dig Ryan when he sees Delilah again.Â
Now imagine you're Nadine. You and Dig have been best friends for 15 years. And you've finally realized that you're in love with him. So when Delilah - who was always your nemesis - returns, you're mad with jealousy and can't help behaving childishly...like phoning Phil just to get your own first love back....
Thirtynothing is a story of ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, and friends dabbling with yesterday when they should really be thinking about today.
Â©2000 Lisa Jewell (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From adolescent snogging to apartment shares, relationships, career crises, and children, Vince and Joy is the unforgettable story of two lives lived separately but forever entwined. Back in the '80s, teenagers Vince and Joy met, fell desperately in love, parted, and never quite said goodbye. Now, nearly 20 years later, theyâve both begun to ask themselves if that long-ago romance was the enduring love theyâve been searching for....
Â©2006 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Ralph's Party, by Lisa Jewell, read by Imogen Church.Â Â Â The smash-hit best seller from the author of The Girls and Then She Was Gone. Six people, one big house and the party that brings it all down...Â Ralph and Smith are flatmates and best mates. Nothing can come between them - until the gorgeous Jemima moves in. They're both falling for her, but which one of them does Jem want?Â Â Upstairs, Karl and Siobhan are happily unmarried and have been for 15 years - until Cheri moves into the flat above and fixes her sights on Karl. Why should a little problem like his girlfriend get in her way?Â Â Sooner or later this house is bound to implode.Â Â Â So what could possibly go wrong when Ralph throws his party?
Â©2019 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd
First published in 1930, Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the most influential works of pioneering psychologist Sigmund Freud. Focusing on the tension between the primitive drives of the individual and the demands of civilization for order and conformity, Freud draws upon his psychoanalytic theories to explain the fundamental structures, conflicts, and consequences of society. Written in the aftermath of World War I, Civilization and Its Discontents advances the idea that humans' instinctive desires---violent urges and sexual drives---create the need for law and structure, which, when implemented, create constant feelings of discontent. A seminal work in psychology, Civilization and Its Discontents has sparked debate since its publication and continues to be widely read today. This edition is the translation by James Strachey.
Â©1961 Institute of Psychoanalysis (P)2011 Tantor
Les souvenirs, c'est comme les cadavres : tÃ´t ou tard, ils refont surface. Qui est cet homme assis sur la plage en pleine tempÃªte, sur le lieu d'un crime commis vingt ans plus tÃ´t ? Il n'a pas de nom, pas de manteau, et a perdu la mÃ©moire. Alice prend l'inconnu sous son aile et dÃ©cide de l'hÃ©berger, sans savoir qu'il va bouleverser sa vie Ã jamais. Au mÃªme moment, dans la banlieue de Londres, Lily attend en vain le retour de l'homme qu'elle vient d'Ã©pouser et dont la police tarde Ã signaler la disparition. Parviendra-t-elle Ã retrouver celui pour qui elle a tout abandonnÃ© ? Un roman haletant au suspense maÃ®trisÃ©.
Â©2018 Bragelonne (P)2018 Hardigan
In this irresistible novel from the author of Then She Was Gone, Jem and Ralph discover the power of starting over after 11 years together have left them drifting apart.
Â©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Une troublante impression de dÃ©jÃ -vu... Ellie a disparu Ã l'Ã¢ge de quinze ans. Sa mÃ¨re n'a jamais rÃ©ussi Ã faire son deuil, d'autant plus que la police n'a retrouvÃ© ni le coupable ni le corps. Dix ans plus tard, cette femme brisÃ©e doit pourtant se rÃ©soudre Ã tourner la page. C'est alors qu'elle fait la connaissance de Floyd, un homme charmant, pÃ¨re cÃ©libataire, auquel elle se lie peu Ã peu. Mais lorsqu'elle rencontre la fille de celui-ci, Poppy, Ã¢gÃ©e de neuf ans, le passÃ© la rattrape brutalement : cette fillette est le portrait crachÃ© de sa fille disparue.
Â©2018 Milady (P)2019 Hardigan
Ã Melville Heights, il ne se passe jamais rien. Aussi, quand on retrouve dans ce quartier huppÃ© de Bristol, un cadavre lardÃ© de coups de couteau, les rÃ©sidents sont atterrÃ©s. Qui a pu commettre un crime pareil ? Dans le voisinage, tout le monde se connaÃ®t : on est entre gens bien. D'ailleurs, on ne fait pas que se cÃ´toyer entre voisins, on s'Ã©pie. Josephine dÃ©veloppe une vÃ©ritable obsession pour Tom, le charmant directeur du collÃ¨ge qui vit Ã deux pas de chez elle. Mais elle n'est pas la seule Ã guetter ses moindres faits et gestes : Jenna soupÃ§onne le proviseur d'avoir une attirance malsaine pour les adolescentes.Â Quels sombres secrets cache donc cet homme trop beau pour Ãªtre honnÃªte ?
Â©2019 Milady (P)2020 Hardigan