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Review: The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

Summary from Goodreads:

You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses.

You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly.

You think your children are safe.

But are they really?

Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?


One of my goals is to read all of Lisa Jewell’s novels, contemporary and thriller, and the next one I picked up was The Girls in the Garden.

I flew through this thriller in a few sittings and found myself glued to the page. I found the setting interesting and the writing style was easy to read and get sucked into the story. It was a more standard thriller compared to Jewell’s recent work. It had some twists but was a bit more predictable than The Family Upstairs or The Invisible Girl.

It had some unlikable and likable characters and it was hard to tell who the main suspect was. I liked that it took me a while to figure out who our culprit was, it made me want to keep reading until the end.

I recommend checking out this interesting thriller from Lisa Jewell, it was a good read!


4/5 Stars:


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