Book Reviews

None of this is true by Lisa Jewell | Book Review

Reading and finishing a psychological thriller after months of barely reading anything made me feel warm inside. We went to Costco to get a few household things and I somehow found myself near the books. In my defense, it was cheap.

Josie, a mother of two, was celebrating her 45th birthday with her husband at a restaurant. Coincidentally, she noticed another woman, Alix, also celebrating her 45th birthday in the same restaurant. Intrigued, Josie struck up a conversation in the restroom and learned they were not only born on the same day but also in the same hospital. Alix is a popular podcaster & this chance encounter led to them working on a podcast together & very terrible things happening.

The book transitioned seamlessly from podcast recordings to a Netflix adaptation, weaving in real-time events and captivating throwbacks.


What is a good psychological thriller without an unreliable character. ‘Josie’ definitely delivered in that sense. She was unnerving and kept me on edge the entire time. The author did well with maintaining the suspense throughout.


While I enjoyed reading it, I found the ending underwhelming and this is exactly why it reminded me of Verity. The ending almost felt like an after thought.

That being said, If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced psychological thriller, this one is definitely worth picking up!

My rating

4 stars!

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