The Girls in the Garden

A Novel

When Pip and her family move into their new home, secrets about their neighbors begin to surface…

By Lisa Jewell Read by Colleen Prendergast Contemporary / Family Life / Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers English, Unabridged 9h 22m Sell Sheet
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							Imagine that 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 neighbors for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? On a midsummer night, as a festive neighborhood party is taking place, preteen Pip discovers her thirteen-year-old sister Grace lying unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner of a lush rose garden. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

"Buzziest Books to Bring to the Beach" - New York Post; "Best Reads of the Summer" - People, Glamour, & Buzzfeed - Awards

"Prendergast’s British accents set the stage and keep us grounded in the setting. She provides just the right tone for 11-year-old Pip’s letters to her absent father and phone calls from the staff of the mental institution where he is residing, and she perfectly voices the various teens and tweens..." - Booklist Online (audio review)

"Rich characterization and intricate plot development are combined with mid-chapter cliffhangers that cut from one character's point of view to the next, resulting in a riveting pace. Vivid descriptions of the bucolic park contrast with the evil lurking around the themes of teenage sexuality, perversion, peer pressure, and the desire for a complete family. Jewell adeptly creates a pervasive atmosphere of unease in this well-spun narrative." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Jewell crafts another page-turner that keeps the suspense flowing...[and] sharply evades the truth while bouncing the story among multiple characters' perspectives. Recommended for lovers of mysteries built on the complexities of family and the dismantling of the idea that being part of a community keeps us safe." - Library Journal

"Jewell does a beautiful job of creating large companies of detailed and believable characters in her novels. Some are likable, some are not, and Jewell carefully explores what makes each of them tick, from the unstable to the overachievers to those in search of love...a delicate exploration of teenage love and rivalry, mental illness and how far people will go to protect those they care about. Fans of Liane Moriarty and JoJo Moyes will love The Girls in the Garden, as will anyone who remembers the angst and ecstasy of being a teenager." - Shelf Awareness

"Jewell offers an intriguing premise and characters…[and] creates a story ripe with anticipation and emotion." - Kirkus Reviews

"Jewell pens a psychological thriller that leaves readers wondering if they really know all the answers. Children can be more frightening than adults, as she demonstrates in her brilliant portrayal of youthful deceit and jealousy. Each individual is vividly described and counterbalanced by their strengths and weaknesses." - RT Magazine

"Jewell expertly builds suspense by piling up domestic misunderstandings and more plot twists than an SVU episode. It’s a page-turner for readers who like beach reads on the dark side." - People Magazine

"Faithful to the thriller genre, Jewell makes liberal use of red herrings and plot twists...The answer to the whodunit is a sly - and satisfying - surprise." - New York Times Book Review

"Full of suspense yet emotionally grounded...Fans of Liane Moriarty, Paula Hawkins, and Carla Buckley will adore this peek inside a gated community that truly takes care of its own, no matter the consequences." - Booklist, Starred Review