This “touching, insightful, and gripping story” (Sophie Kinsella, #1 New York Times bestselling author) from the instant New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone follows a young woman searching for answers about her unknown past and the mysterious fire that irrevocably changed her life.
When she was a child, Melody Browne’s house burned down, destroying all her family’s possessions and her memories. Ever since this tragic event, Melody Browne has had no recollection of her life before she was rescued from the flames.
Now in her early thirties, Melody is a single mother, living in the middle of London with her teenaged son. She hasn’t seen her parents since she left home at fifteen, but Melody has no desire to reconnect until one night, while attending a hypnotist show with a date, she faints. When she comes around, she is suddenly overwhelmed with fragmented memories of her life before that fateful fire.
Slowly, she begins the arduous process of piecing together the real story of her childhood. Her journey takes her up and down the countryside, to seaside towns to the back streets of London, where she meets strangers who seem to love her like their own. But the more answers she uncovers, the more questions she is left with, and Melody can’t help but wonder if she’ll ever know the whole truth about her past.
“An absolute must-read” (Cosmopolitan, UK), The Truth About Melody Browne “will make you laugh, cry—then tell all your friends about it” (Daily Record).
The Truth About Melody Browne
This and Jewel's Girls in My he Garden are among my top Q10 favorites of 2020. Stories are multi-faceted, characters that come alive, and good mysteries. I read 3-4 books per week so there's competition for my top 10. Both of these books I will enjoy reading again over my life.
The truth about this L.Jewell book...
Quite unlike the several other Lisa Jewell books I’ve read, and, honestly, my favorite! Loved the bittersweet story, rich and genuine characters, and the fresh, hopeful tone. Didn’t want to put it down, found myself cheering for Melody!
I read this book in two days. It’s a wonderful light mystery. I found myself laughing and crying through out the story.