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Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can't remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's brilliant new novel.

'Fresh and intriguing, with characters so real I ached for them. I loved I Found You'
Clare Mackintosh

'
I LOVED I Found You. A proper thriller with wonderful characters'
Sabine Durrant

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Everyone has secrets. What if you can't remember yours?
'How long have you been sitting out here?'
'I got here yesterday.'
'Where did you come from?'
'I have no idea.'

Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one.

Alice finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home.

But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?
Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can't remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's brilliant new novel.

Reviews

Fresh and intriguing, with characters so real I ached for them. I loved I Found You

Clare Mackintosh

I’ve never read a book by Lisa that I didn’t love. In this case, I ended up reading the whole thing in a day which is always a pleasure, and makes you feel as if you’ve had a little holiday from your own life.

Jojo Moyes

I LOVED I Found You. A proper thriller with wonderful characters.

Sabine Durrant

Lisa Jewell just keeps getting better. I thought nothing could top The Girls, then along came I Found You. Three separate strands, three very different characters with one dark mystery at its core. With another writer, I would be trying to solve the mystery by chapter two, but Lisa’s books are so deliciously immersive, like a warm scented bath, you don’t want to jump ahead to find out what happened, preferring to lie back and let the story wash over you. The plot of I Found You is gripping and compelling but, as always with Lisa. it’s the characters that drive the book. With the possible exception of Anne Tyler, I can’t think of another writer who so gets to the heart of what it is to be human, in all humanity’s flawed decency. I Found You is a wise, compassionate, gripping tale by a storyteller who totally gets people - acting well and acting badly, but mostly muddling through trying our best.

Tamar Cohen

I Found You is exciting, entertaining and a crackingly good read … Lisa Jewell knows exactly how to drip feed information that compels the reader to want to read more and more and I found myself unable to put the book down … A perfect read. This is the first time I’ve read one of [Lisa’s] books but it certainly won’t be the last.

Linda’s Book Bag

Lisa Jewell is one of Britain’s best-selling writers – and reading her novel, it’s not hard to see why … packed with more twists, and genuine sadness, than anybody could possibly expect.

Reader’s Digest

Magnetic characters, a fast-paced plot and a 30-year-old mystery make I Found You, the gripping new book by Lisa Jewell, a must-read.

Good Housekeeping

Lisa Jewell’s storytelling is so emotionally truthful, it’s impossible not to become involved in the loves of her characters …Part whodunit, part thriller and part romance, this novel will keep you enthralled.

Psychologies

A gripping and at times heart-wrenching read.

Metro

A skilful blend of crime, romance and psychological thriller, the result is an engrossing read, at times heartrending, yet hopeful.

Sunday Mirror

Gripping, unputdownable page-turning mystery.

Sunday Express

Don’t miss this fantastic read that’ll keep you guessing.

Fabulous, Sun on Sunday

We love Lisa Jewell and you won’t put this down.

U Magazine

We’re big fans of Lisa Jewell’s books and I Found You is up there with her very best … It’s dazzlingly atmospheric and impossible to put down.

Closer

This drama is both creepy and thrilling

Heat

A brilliantly told story

Image

A great holiday read, the sort that makes you want to finish just one more chapter.

The Bookbag

Jewell has been notching up bestsellers left, right and centre, and her latest superb offering, I Found You, is sure to join the ranks ... Jewell manages to make the impossible seem possible, expertly pulling off an imaginative feat par excellence … Jewell delivers a stunningly crafted plot to maximum effect and crafts a story that is both incredibly tense and spectacularly redemptive. One absolutely not to be missed.

The Herald

Oh my goodness! I sobbed my way through the last few pages after laying in bed finishing this book this morning. So I had to come downstairs and have my breakfast then re-read the last 5% to make sure I hadn’t missed anything through the tears…but it set me off all over again! … I just adored Alice and her story.

MyChestnutReadingTree

I Found You doesn’t disappoint … I loved Alice. She is such a wonderful character … Another gem from Jewell!

Angelnetreviews

This is brilliantly written, emotionally engaging and stuffed full of gripping plot twists. I loved it.

Daily Mail

Jewell delivers a stunningly crafted plot to maximum effect and crafts a story that is both incredibly tense and spectacular redemptive

Western Daily Press

Simply a lovely hug of a novel

Woman's Way

Jewell delivers a stunningly crafted plot to maximum effect and crafts a story that is both incredibly tense and spectacularly redemptive

Liverpool Echo

Jewell manages to make the impossible seems possible, expertly pulling off an imaginative feat par excellence

Wolverhampton Express and Star

I was gripped from the beginning and if there was a word for gripped more, then I was that from part two which resulted in total grippedness by the last pages of this book, which had me shedding a small tear or two for all that had gone before.

Cleopatra Loves Books

Jewell delivers a stunningly crafted plot to maximum effect

The Northern Echo

I loved every single page of I Found You. I laughed, I wanted to cry, my heart was fit to bursting sometimes. I was shocked, amazed, in awe. It's just one of those books you know you'll love

Bookish Escapes

A fascinating read as the storylines slowly emerge

The Irish News

Jewell keeps you guessing what the connections between threads and subtexts are until they all come gloriously together. A wonderful novel to escape in to.’ Book of the Month

Love Reading

A fascinating read as the storylines slowly emerge.

Western Mail

One absolutely not to be missed

Today FM

Taut and brilliantly exciting; I absolutely raced through it.

Jenny Colgan

An involving, well-plotted novel with good twists, surprises and some memorable characters.

Choice

A fascinating read as the storylines slowly emerge.

Manchester Evening News

Riddled with drama, suspense and intriguing characters, I Found Youis another brilliantly thrilling book.

Handwritten Girl

Highly recommended and a great summer read.

Nudge

I couldn’t put this book down… another brilliant read from Lisa Jewell.

Marie Claire

A fascinating read as the storylines slowly emerge.

Liverpool Echo

A story that is incredibly tense and spectacularly redemptive. One absolutely not to be missed.

Irish Examiner

A mix of secrets and deception make for a phenomenal tale

The Sun Scotland

I found this book a bit scary. Not horror scary, but anticipation scary. That is the biggest compliment I can give to Lisa Jewell. She has written a novel tight on anticipation and suspense. A proper thriller book which can sit alongside Gone Girl.

Frost Magazine

Skilfully woven tale

Peterborough Telegraph

It is a totally compelling read, deftly structured, peopled with authentic characters, the kind of book you can easily devour in a couple of sittings.

Yorkshire Post

Brilliant … couldn’t put it down. I think it is her best book yet and that’s saying something.

(Mostly) Yummy Mummy

A one-sit-wonder that’ll have you still guessing with only 50 pages left

Chosen as one In Style’s June book club reads

You need to finish it in one sitting

InStyle

Gripping tale of love and lies

Mail on Sunday

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099599494

    May 18, 2017

    Arrow

    464 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780893624

    July 18, 2016

    Century

    448 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9781780893617

    July 15, 2016

    Century

    448 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • EBook

    9781473507906

    July 14, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    464 pages

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Also by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone
The Girls
The Third Wife
The House We Grew Up In
Before I Met You
The Making of Us
After the Party
The Truth About Melody Browne
31 Dream Street
Vince And Joy
A Friend of the Family
One-Hit Wonder
Thirtynothing

Recommendations

Night School
The Girl on the Train
The Handmaid's Tale
Line of Fire
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Lost Symbol
A Gentleman in Moscow
Haunted
The Thirst
The Golden House
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Swing Time
The Mistress
Tiger Men
The Golden Age
Fifty Shades Darker
A Long Way from Home
Don't Let Go