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Review of None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell's haunting psychological thriller centers around birthday twins, an unreliable narrator, disparate lifestyles, and dark secrets that emerge.

In Lisa Jewell's psychological thriller None of This Is True, successful podcaster Alix Summer is celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at the local pub when she meets a strange woman, Josie, also celebrating her birthday. Her "birthday twin" begins popping up where Alix is, and she's got a strange, disturbing life story to share.

Tempted by Josie's intriguing tales, Alix begins interviewing her for the podcast, despite feeling unsettled by her increasingly frequent presence.

But Josie has been keeping dark secrets, with horrifying details and impact beyond anything Alix could imagine. And they're all beginning to come out.

I enjoyed peeking at Alix's fabulous lifestyle and also the making of a podcast.

The story is dark and haunting, with intriguing, unreliable narrating; smaller mistakes that have enormous consequences; and nightmarish choices that are so upsetting, they're tough to read about.

I listened to None of This Is True as an audiobook.


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Lisa Jewell is also the author of The Family Upstairs.

Other books that center around a podcast are Listen for the Lie and also the Good Girl's Guide to Murder series (featuring Pippa Fitz-Amobi!).

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