A man is sitting on the beach outside Alice’s house. When she goes out to speak to him, he has no name, no jacket and no memory of how he got there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home.
Unravelling a decades-old murder while following Alice and the man with no memory, Lisa Jewell has taken this novel a bit more ‘psychological suspense’ than previous books. But she still retains her grasp on lyrical prose and has delivered a twisty, page-turning book that is highly absorbing. As always, Lisa Jewell’s characters are so well-written you feel like they’re real people you’ll meet when you’re out shopping.