On Sale: December 26, 2018
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The instant New York Times and #1 Sunday Times
bestselling author of the â€śriveting thrillerâ€ť
(PopSugar) Then She Was Gone delivers another
suspenseful page-turner about a shocking murder in a
picturesque and well-to-do English town, perfect â€śfor fans
of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and Luckiest
Girl Aliveâ€ť (Library Journal).
Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in
Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money
academics. Itâ€™s not the sort of place where people are
brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort
of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is
As the headmaster credited with turning around the local
school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and allâ€”including
Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an
intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet
unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but
Tomâ€™s teenaged son Freddieâ€”a prodigy with aspirations of
becoming a spy for MI5â€”excels in observing people and has
witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father.
One of Tomâ€™s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same
street, and sheâ€™s not convinced her teacher is as squeaky
clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular
liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jennaâ€™s
motherâ€”whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating
in recent yearsâ€”is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is
Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her
diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young
English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliamâ€¦
In Lisa Jewellâ€™s latest brilliant â€śbone-chilling suspenseâ€ť
(People) no one is who they seemâ€”and everyone is
hiding something. Who has been murderedâ€”and who would have
wanted one of their neighbors dead? As â€śJewell teases out
her twisty plot at just the right paceâ€ť (Booklist,
starred review), you will be kept guessing until the
startling revelation on the very last page.
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