Lisa Jewell was born in North London in 1968, and has not strayed too far from home since. At the age of 30, she gained a strong position among the best writers in contemporary fiction with her bestselling debut novel, Ralph’s Party. Since then, Jewell has published a wide range of books. Her first contemporary fiction books which she now refers to as ‘lager, curry, and flatmates’ written and set in the 90s and 00s explore the lives of the young and free navigating adulthood.
In more recent years, Lisa Jewell has turned her hand to psychological thrillers, quickly becoming a household name among the likes of Lee Child and Gillian Flynn. Jewell’s thrillers are well known for being ‘unputdownable’. Ideal as holiday reads and book bingeing. Many of her recent works have been described as dramatic thrillers and domestic noir. Her genre bending abilities enable readers with any taste to enjoy her meticulous writing. Her novels have been published across the world and translated in over 25 different languages.
Jewell is a repeated New York Times bestselling author and a number one Sunday Times bestselling author, with her books regularly ranking highly in prestigious book club picks. If you want to jump right into Jewell’s work, we recommend the 2017 thriller Then She Was Gone, one of her most popular novels, and a great place to begin. Her next novel is in the works, another psychological thriller which is bound to cause a storm among readers, as well as her celebrated writing peers.
“It's the people who seem weak who are always surprisingly strong, and the ones who seem strong who are unexpectedly weak.”
― Lisa Jewell, Ralph's Party