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Lisa Jewell books in order

Looking for Lisa Jewell’s books in order? We’ve got you covered!

Before Lisa Jewell became the queen of psychological thrillers, she wrote bestselling romances and gripping family dramas. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was the bestselling debut novel of 1999, and she has since written another 21, earning her a solid fan base.

While Jewell has since shifted to writing pacy thrillers, it’s clear that her early work shaped the writer she is today. In her romances, as in her family dramas, Jewell’s plots are complex and full of intrigue, with lifelike characters who often have dark pasts – all key features of her popular crime novels today.

Below, we’ve listed Jewell’s psychological thrillers in order. But if you’re looking to try some of her earlier work, we recommend: Ralph’s Party (1999), Thirtynothing (2000), One-Hit Wonder (2001), A Friend of the Family (2004), Vince and Joy (2005), 31 Dream Street (2007), The Truth About Melody Browne (2009), After the Party (2010), The Making of Us (2011), and Before I Met You (2012).

Lisa Jewell’s Crime Books in Order

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

1. The House We Grew Up In (2013)

The Bird family had a seemingly idyllic childhood. But behind closed doors, things were dysfunctional at best. Years later, each of the children are pulled back to the house where they grew up, to finally understand the tragic events that happened there one Easter weekend. This is Jewell’s twisty, raw storytelling at its best.

The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

2. The Third Wife (2014)

Adrian thought he had the perfect life: he was attractive, successful, and well-liked by everyone. And he thought his new wife, Maya, was happy too. But when she is involved in a tragic accident, he must reconsider everything he thought he knew about his third wife – as he discovers the secrets she had tried to keep hidden.

The Girls by Lisa Jewell

3. The Girls (2015)

A close-knit community in London is rocked by the appearance of an unconscious 13-year-old girl in their communal garden. As tensions mount, and the truth threatens to come out, neighbours wonder how much they can really trust one another. This psychological thriller is full of suspense and plot twists that will keep you guessing until the end.

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

4. I Found You (2016)

Lily has only been married for three weeks when her husband goes missing. After going to the police, she makes the shocking discovery that there are no records that her husband ever existed.

Meanwhile, Alice takes in a strange man who claims to have no idea of who he is. Both women must uncover years of deception to find the truth.

Read an extract from I Found You by Lisa Jewell.

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

5. Then She Was Gone (2017)

It’s been 10 years since Laurel’s teenage daughter, Ellie, disappeared without a trace. When she meets local man Floyd, he introduces her to his 9-year-old daughter – a girl who bears a striking resemblance to Ellie. As her suspicions grow, Laurel becomes more determined than ever to find out what happened to her daughter.

Read an extract from Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

6. Watching You (2018)

When Joey and her husband move into their new apartment, she is not prepared to develop feelings for their neighbour Tom, the headmaster at the local school. What starts as an innocent crush gradually becomes a deadly obsession – but she’s not the only one watching him closely…

Read an extract from Watching You by Lisa Jewell.

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

7. The Family Upstairs (2019)

In a large house in Chelsea, a baby sits happily in her cot. Downstairs, three dead bodies lie in the kitchen, where they have been for days. Who had been looking after the baby – and where did they go? We can see why this compulsive thriller became a number-one bestseller.

Read an extract from The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell.

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

8. Invisible Girl (2020)

Troubled teenager Saffyre develops an obsession with her former psychologist after he breaks off their sessions. One night, while stalking the man and his family, she goes missing. According to the neighbours and the press, all signs point to Owen, a lonely misfit who was the last person to see her. But what really happened to Saffyre, and who is responsible?

Read an extract from Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell.

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

9. The Night She Disappeared (2021)

Nineteen-year-old Tallulah told her mum she was going on a date, but never returned. Her friends claimed they saw her going to a party in the woods, but nobody knows where she went next – that is, until two years later, when a woman finds a sign in the woods that reads “Dig here”.

Read an extract from The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell.

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

10. The Family Remains (2022)

In this standalone sequel to The Family Upstairs, numerous mysteries intersect. Evidence left at one crime scene has connections to a 30-year-old cold case; a woman’s husband dies in suspicious circumstances; and a woman returns home, decades after fleeing a family tragedy. This intricate novel connects all of these storylines in unimaginable ways and is one of Jewell’s best yet.

Read an extract from The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell.

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

11. None of This is True (2023)

Josie and Alix meet at a pub, where both are celebrating their birthday. In the days that follow, Josie tracks down her “birthday twin” and suggests they record a podcast about her life, as she is on the cusp of a great change. As the pair embark on the project, Alix discovers Josie is harbouring deep secrets and must consider how much of her story she believes. Is Josie in danger – or is she dangerous?

There you have it – Lisa Jewell’s books in order! Can’t wait for the next book in the series? Let us know in the comments below…

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    Iv read the family up stairs, the family remains and watching you. Amazing books iv got the night she disappeared and none of this is true to read. I have to buy the house we grew up in, invisible girl and then she was gone.
    Just saying C.j. Cooke is another fab author just like Lisa jewell. Very similar writing styles amazing

    The house we grew up in is one of Jewell,s best I,m currently reading None of this is true and it’s another corker

    I got your book in my room called
    The night she disappeared for Christmas from Mildred

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