The Making of Us

The Making of Us

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Lydia, Robyn and Dean don't know each other - yet.

They live very different lives but each of them, independently, has always felt that something is missing.

What they don't know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down.

It is a letter containing a secret - one that will bind them together, and show them what love and familyand friendship really mean...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 341g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099533693
  • 9780099533696
  • 13,216

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"An emotional and clever read, so good that I practically inhaled"
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"Compelling, humane, heartbreaking...I couldn't put it down" * JoJo Moyes * "A spirited novel of identity, love and loss." * Woman & Home * "An emotional and clever read, so good that I practically inhaled" * Daily Mail * "Beautifully observed" * Heat *
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About Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell was born in London. Her first novel, Ralph's Party, was published in 1999. It was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another sixteen novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls and Then She Was Gone (both of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks). Lisa is a top ten New York Times and number one Sunday Times author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters, two cats, two guinea pigs and the best dog in the world.
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5,644 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 21% (1,201)
4 42% (2,389)
3 30% (1,677)
2 6% (312)
1 1% (65)

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This is my first read of Lisa Jewell's and I've found that she does have a way of creating very real feeling characters. This is a contemporary women's book that features three people and how their lives intertwine. I felt that the majority of the book focused on Lydia, although numerically that may not be true - there may have been an equal section of the book devoted to each of the characters, but it felt as if it was all based around her. That might be because she was the most interesting character as well. Dean and Robyn both had different things going on, but they weren't characters I would want to read about again. The storyline and how the three characters are connected becomes obvious right away, but this isn't a mystery or suspense novel. It is written well in the aspect that this could have been a true story and these people could exist in our world right now. I didn't feel very connected to the story or the characters though and that's where it is missing out for me. It lacked that special something that grabs me and makes me want to flip page after page to become immersed in the story. ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake. Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest reviewshow more
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