“None of This Is True” – Lisa Jewell’s Mind-Bending Rollercoaster Novel

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell, Image: Fair Use. Audible

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Lisa Jewell returns with another psychological thriller that will have you spellbound from start to finish. In this gripping tale, Alix Summers, a popular podcaster, unwittingly becomes the subject of her own true crime podcast, setting the stage for a heart-pounding exploration of secrets, obsession, and the disturbing allure of the unknown.

Twisted Encounters

On her forty-fifth birthday, Alix crosses paths with Josie Fair, a seemingly ordinary woman who shares the same birthdate. Little do they know, their fateful meeting will plunge them into a chilling web of mysteries. Alix soon finds herself caught in Josie’s enigmatic world, a place filled with dark secrets that she can’t resist exploring through her podcast.

As the narrative unfolds, you’ll be drawn into a world where nothing is as it seems. Alix peels back the layers of Josie’s life, only to discover a shocking and terrifying legacy that threatens her family’s safety. The enigmatic question looms large: Who is Josie Fair, and what darkness has she unleashed?

Psychological Intrigue

“None of This Is True” masterfully weaves psychological suspense, mystery, and thrilling storytelling. Lisa Jewell’s narrative grips you, pulling you deeper into the intricate minds of complex characters. Alix and Josie, both deeply flawed and profoundly human, lead us through the twisted paths of the story.

A Slow Burn with a Fiery Climax

Jewell takes her time to build tension and suspense, making each page a captivating journey. The book’s pacing is excellent, with a crescendo of an ending that will leave you breathless. The story unfolds through time-stamped moments and snippets of a Netflix true crime documentary, brilliantly fuelling your desire to uncover the truth.

A Timely Exploration

Lisa Jewell explores our modern obsession with sharing every detail of our lives, revealing the dark and dangerous consequences. In the age of oversharing, “None of This Is True” brilliantly delves into the manipulative narcissism that can thrive in this culture. The narrative challenges us to question our own complicity in the voyeurism of true crime media.

Complex Characters and Emotional Turbulence

Alix and Josie are beautifully drawn, complex characters. Jewell masterfully blurs the lines between sympathy and loathing as their stories unravel. The power of her writing lies in its ability to evoke visceral emotions, leaving you on the edge of your seat and deeply impacted.

For Fans of True Crime and Psychological Thrillers

If you’re a true crime enthusiast, this novel is tailor-made for you. It’s a thrilling ride that keeps you guessing and tackles social issues with finesse. Lisa Jewell’s long-time fans won’t be disappointed, and newcomers will be instantly captivated.

Published July 2023

★★★★☆ Action Reloaded

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