On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend.
One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite area for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.”
Could this be a clue towards what has happened to the missing young couple? And what exactly is buried in this haunted ground?
With her signature “rich, dark, and intricately twisted” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) prose, Lisa Jewell has crafted a dazzling work of suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page.
Lisa Jewell never disappoints! This story begins with the mysterious disappearance of a young mom and her boyfriend. This planned date night seemed like a perfectly respectable evening after the birth of their son but it ends as unexpected as you could imagine.
Talula and Zac, high school sweethearts now young parents to Ollie seem happy now after a rough patch. Zac seems to be planning for their future together but as the story unravels, readers learn quickly that Talula has different plans and Zac is pretty much a jerk.
When they didn’t come home after that date night Kim, Lula’s mom, panics and begins calling around to see if anyone has heard from them. But one day turns into weeks tunes into months. Where are they? What happened that night?
Like every good thriller, each and every character harbors secrets. But, whose secrets ultimately lead to Zac and Lula’s unfortunate disappearance that night? Are they alive? Will Kim get to the bottom of thud mysterious night?
My first book, Ralph’s Party, came out in 1999 and was the best selling debut novel for that year.
Since then I have written and published another sixteen books, from the ‘curry and flatmates’ novels of the nineties and noughties like Thirtynothing, One Hit Wonder, A Friend of the Family and Vince & Joy, to more family-themed novels like After The Party, The Making of Us and The House We Grew Up In and more recently, psychological thrillers such as I Found You, Then She Was Gone, Watching You and The Family Upstairs, which charted in the summer of 2019 at number one in the hardback charts.
I live in London with my husband, two daughters, two hairy cats, two nervous guinea pigs and a lovely auburn dog. I write every day, a minimum of one thousand words, in a cafe, with no access to the internet, in two to three hour sessions.