Breaking the Dark: the BRAND NEW addictive Jessica Jones Crime Novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of None of This is True

· Random House
4 reviews

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* The instant Sunday Times bestseller! *

Breaking the Dark, the first book in the brand-new Marvel Crime series, introduces fans to a grittier, street-level side of the Marvel Universe, and will continue with original novels featuring fan-favorite characters like Luke Cage, written by S.A. Cosby, and Daredevil, written by Alex Segura.

'Never has a novelist captured me so consistently every single year for so long’ Gillian McAllister
'Absolutely perfect' Booklist
'A fun, entertaining read that really packs a punch!' Shari Lapena
'So cleverly plotted and as ever beautifully written' Harriet Tyce
'An exciting, riveting, adrenaline-pumping story' Liz Nugent
‘Immersive, page-turning, addictive, fresh and fun.' Andrea Mara
'Exhilarating, twisty and original. Agatha Christie meets Black Mirror!’ Claire Douglas
‘I was hooked from the start and couldn't turn the pages fast enough.Alice Feeney
‘Absolutely compulsive, complex and gripping.’ Nadine Matheson

Meet Jessica Jones: a private investigator and retired super hero based out of Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, who goes from job to job as a hard living, rough talking, loner.

And then a wealthy Upper East Side woman pays her a visit. Amber Randall is concerned about her twin sixteen-year-olds, Lark and Fox, who have acted and looked very different since they returned from spending the summer with their British father in the UK. She tells Jessica that her children have unnaturally perfect skin for teenagers and have lost all the tics and habits that made them who they were. They are not Lark and Fox, she tells Jessica. Something has happened to them.

To find out more, Jessica travels to Essex to talk to their father and once there meets Belle who is living a curiously isolated existence in a run-down farmhouse with her guardian Debra. Jessica knows that Lark and Fox had spent the summer with Belle—but can this unworldly teenager really be responsible for Lark and Fox's new personas?

Jessica soon discovers that, behind Belle and Debra, evil geniuses are playing a dangerous game with technology in order to make the world a "better place", not caring who gets hurt, maimed or even killed in the process. Can Jessica stop them from wreaking destruction on a whole generation of young people?

Nothing is certain in Lisa Jewell's gripping and most imaginative novel yet.

Reader' s love Breaking the Dark . . .

***** 'I quickly became absorbed into the story and couldn't put it down.'
*****'Wow... The book can be read by someone super into Marvel and also someone who has no prior super hero knowledge.'
***** 'This book was fun and exciting. I recommend it!'
***** 'A fun, exciting and supercharged read that even readers who are not lovers off Marvel will be able to pick up and enjoy.'
***** 'I love Lisa Jewell and I was a bit apprehensive of this as it wasn't her usual style but she didn't let me down. What a book. I loved it!'

'Seamlessly integrates superhero lore with the gritty realism of a crime thriller.' Daily Mirror
‘A gripping read’ Heat Magazine
‘Clever concept, characters and and compelling prose will keep you hooked.’ Woman & Home
‘Tricksy, endlessly interesting and pure entertainment, don’t miss this one.' Gillian McAllister
‘Fresh, lively, insightful—and the action scenes hit like a chop.' AJ Finn
'The perfect blend of psychological thriller and supernatural chiller.' Mark Edwards
Classic Lisa Jewell with an amazing twist!’ Jenny Colgan
'Reveals the depth and complexity of one of the most fascinating and indomitable characters in the Marvel canon.' S. A. Cosby
'Fast-paced, addictive and SO. MUCH. FUN.' Tamar Cohen

Sunday Times bestseller, July 2024

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4 reviews
Anne Riddell (Anita.)
23 July 2024
Brilliant xx
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About the author

Lisa Jewell is the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of twenty-two novels, including The Family Upstairs, Then She Was Gone and her latest novel, None of This is True. Her novels have sold over 10 million copies in the UK and internationally, and her work has been translated into over thirty languages. She lives in London with her husband, two daughters and their amazing Romanian rescue dog, Daisy. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK, on Instagram @LisaJewellUK, and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.

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