The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell


Book Description:

Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday. Now in her early thirties, Melody lives in the middle of London with her seventeen-year-old son. She hasn’t seen her parents since she left home at fifteen, but Melody doesn’t mind. She’s better off on her own.

And then fragments of her past start to come back. At first her memories mean nothing to her but slowly, day by day, she begins to piece together the real story of her childhood.

But with every mystery she solves another one materialises, with every question she answers another appears. And Melody begins to wonder if she’ll ever know the truth about her past …

My Thoughts:

What an emotional journey this novel has taken me on.

As the description says, Melody can’t remember anything prior to being nine years old. I think in some ways it has held Melody back not knowing and she struggles to fully move on with her life.

The story flicks between present day and to different parts of Melody’s past leading up to her being nine. This way we slowly learn along with Melody, what her life was like in those missing years.

This is such a beautifully written novel with a whole array of characters. Each character seems to be quite flawed, some are an absolute joy to read about where as some others, I was cross with, yet my heart went out to them.

There is so much I could say about this book as it truly is wonderful. I don’t want to say to much though as I want every bit of Melody’s past to be totally un spoilt for any new readers. All I will say is, that it is a story of self discovery that at times maybe heart breaking yet one that as a reader, I wouldn’t have missed for the world. It made me feel like a mother hen as I couldn’t be anymore prouder of Melody and the person that she was as a child and the beautiful person that she has become in the present day.

Totally moved me.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

The Truth About Melody Browne is available to purchase from Amazon.



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