Read-Alikes for ‘None of This Is True’ by Lisa Jewell | LibraryReads

None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell (Atria) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

The latest from contemporary thriller writer Jewell (The Family Remains) is full of the signature twists and turns that continue to grow her fanbase. British podcaster Alix Summers meets mousy Josie Fair while they are both out celebrating their 45th birthdays at a local pub. When they meet again, Josie convinces Alix that she’s a worthy podcast subject. Though Alix believes it will be a run-of-the-mill episode on the differences between two lives that started at the same time and same place (they were even born at the same hospital), the story takes a dark turn when Josie starts sharing disturbing family secrets. Soon Josie has insinuated herself into Alix’s life; then Josie disappears. The narrative is interspersed with transcripts from Alix’s interviews with Josie’s neighbors, friends, and family members, revealing so many versions of events that readers will have some trouble deciding where the truth lies. VERDICT Jewell’s many fans will be clamoring for her latest thriller. The twists and turns in this one will not disappoint.—Carrie Voliva

Dirty Laundry by Disha Bose (Ballantine)

Appeared on the April 2023 LibraryReads list

“Ciara is a perfect mom and influencer who knows what to do, buy, and promote in her small Irish town. Ciara also is an irresponsible woman who plays friends against each other, eats up and spits out all the town husbands, and seals her own fate with her reprehensible behavior. An Orient Express-like cast shines in this twisty domestic thriller about secrets and lies."—Donna Ballard, East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, NY

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead)

Appeared on the August 2021 LIbraryReads list

“A brutal crime is committed on a London houseboat, and numerous friends, family, neighbors, and lovers seem to have a motive for the fatal stabbing. As the number of suspects grows, the lies begin to unravel in what promises to be a hit summer read. For fans of Shari Lapena and Mary Kubica.”—KC Davis, Fairfield Woods Library, Fairfield, CT

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (St. Martin's; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the January 2018 LibraryReads list

“A thriller told from the perspective of three narrators: a woman, her ex-husband, and his fiancé. The storyline is intricate and nonlinear and the characters are likable, but unreliable. This one will keep you guessing.”—Kelly Moore, Carrollton Public Library, Carrollton, TX

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