Need a complete list of Lisa Jewell books in order so you can figure out which one to read next? I’ve got you covered! If you love mysteries and thrillers especially, you’ll definitely want to check out Lisa Jewell’s books.
Most of her books are standalone novels and can be read in any order, but she does have a few books that are part of a series.
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Who is Lisa Jewell?
Lisa Jewell is a #1 New York Times bestselling British author of over twenty novels, both psychological thrillers (more recently) and contemporary fiction (mainly her earlier works).
Her debut novel was called Ralph’s Party, and in recent years (since 2014), she’s switched to writing mainly psychological thriller books.
She has been nominated multiple times for the Goodreads Choice Awards in the Mystery/Thriller category.
Lisa Jewell Mystery/Thriller Books in Order of Release Date
And now, all of Lisa Jewell’s books in order of publication date! In this section, I’m focusing on Lisa Jewell’s mystery thriller books, which happen to be her more recent novels. (For a list of her earlier novels – in other genres – see the next section.)
The Third Wife
Synopsis: Adrian has had three wives – two exes (both with children), and his current wife Maya. They seem like one big happy family. But when Maya is hit by a bus and killed, dark secrets come to light. It turns out Adrian’s life is far from perfect.
Release date: July 3rd, 2014
The Girls in the Garden
Synopsis: When a 13-year old girl is found knocked out in the middle of an idyllic communal garden, a darker side of the neighborhood is revealed – and it’s up to the village’s residents to find out what happened.
Release date: July 2nd, 2015
I Found You
Synopsis: In East Yorkshire, England, a single mom happens upon a man outside her house who can’t remember who he is or where he came from. Meanwhile, in Surrey, a young newlywed tells the police her husband is missing. But according to the police, he never existed.
Release date: June 30th, 2016
Then She Was Gone
Synopsis: At 15, a girl named Ellie disappeared. Ten years later, her mother Laurel is still looking for her. Then, she meets a man in a bar, and starts staying at his house. But when she meets his 9-year old daughter, her past comes flooding back – because the girl looks exactly like her missing daughter Ellie.
Release date: July 27th, 2017
Synopsis: An enigmatic headmaster may not be who he seems in this thriller centering around a group of characters – including the headmaster’s son, his new neighbor, and one of his students – living in a well-off neighborhood in Bristol.
Release date: July 12th, 2018
The Family Upstairs (The Family Upstairs #1)
Synopsis: Libby Jones inherits an abandoned mansion on the river Thames in London, and is eager to finally uncover the truth behind her family and who she is. The story winds back to a time when three families, all harboring secrets, lived together in that same house.
Release date: August 6th, 2019
Synopsis: An upstanding family, the Fours, has a bad feeling about the man who lives across the street. He lives in his aunt’s basement, and was recently suspended from his job due to accusations of misconduct. Soon, a girl goes missing, it turns out this man was the last person to see her alive.
Release date: October 13th, 2020
The Night She Disappeared
Synopsis: Two years ago, a young mother named Tallulah told her mother she was going to a party, but never returned, leaving her baby behind. Two years later, a woman named Sophie moves into a cottage near a boarding school. She finds a note in the nearby woods telling her to dig. What she finds may reveal secrets about the cold case from two years prior.
Release date: July 22nd, 2021
The Family Remains (The Family Upstairs #2)
Synopsis: A follow-up to The Family Upstairs, this domestic suspense story is about “twisted marriages, fractured families, and deadly obsessions.”
Release date: July 26th, 2022
None Of This Is True
Synopsis: Popular podcaster Alix Summers meets a woman named Josie in a bar. Alix is drawn to Josie’s unsettling life story, and decides to make her a subject in her podcast series. But shortly after Josie has entangled herself into Alix’s life, Josie disappears – and that’s when Alix really starts to discover Josie’s secrets.
Release date: August 8th, 2023 (U.S.)
Lisa Jewell Books (Contemporary Fiction/Other Genres)
If you’re interested in Lisa Jewell’s earlier works, here’s a list in order of release year! These are mainly contemporary fiction, with some romance and light mystery.
- Ralph’s Party (Ralph’s Party #1) (1999)
- Thirtynothing (2000)
- Roommates Wanted (2000)
- One-Hit Wonder (2001)
- A Friend of the Family (2003)
- Vince and Joy (2005)
- 31 Dream Street (2007)
- The Truth About Melody Browne (2009)
- After the Party (Ralph’s Party #2) (2010)
- The Making Of Us (2011)
- Before I Met You (2012)
- The House We Grew Up In (2013)
Is The Family Upstairs a series?
Yes! The first book, The Family Upstairs, was followed by a sequel called The Family Remains. This follow-up features some of the same characters from the previous book, and touches on some of the same plot points.
Do you need to read Lisa Jewell’s books in order?
Aside from the two series she’s written (The Family Upstairs/The Family Remains and Ralph’s Party/After the Party), you don’t need to read Lisa Jewell’s books in a certain order.
If you haven’t read Lisa Jewell yet, you’re in for a treat! I hope this list of Lisa Jewell books in order helps you figure out where you want to start.