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Jane Lythell - Author

About the Author

Jane Lythell worked as a television producer and commissioning editor before becoming Deputy Director of the BFI and Chief Executive of BAFTA. She now writes full time.

Featured books by Jane Lythell

After the Storm

After the Storm

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2015

A man who had no voice. A woman who helped him find it. Rob and Anna have only just met Owen and Kim. Now they've chartered their handsome old boat to take them to a far off island in the Caribbean. With just the four of them on board, Rob dreams of lazy afternoons snorkelling. Anna looks forward to the silence and solitude of the sea. But why does Owen suffer acute insomnia and seem so secretive about his past? Why does Kim keep a knife zipped into her money-belt? Anna, a speech therapist, can usually get people to tell her the truth...but does she want to this time?

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Lie of You

Lie of You

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

One woman's fear is a another woman's weapon... When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew. But then, she always thought she had everything: the job; the baby; the friends; and him. She thought she was safe. She thought that nothing could touch her perfect world. She should never have trusted me. A woman sets out to destroy a female colleague in this chilling psychological thriller.

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Other books by Jane Lythell

Behind Her Back

Behind Her Back

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

In a TV station run by men, how do the women make themselves heard? Liz Lyon is a television producer at StoryWorld, the UK's favourite morning show. Her job is stressful and demanding, but she is determined to show her teenage daughter that women can succeed. Then a new female colleague joins the station. In this predatory climate of toxic masculinity Liz and Lori should be helping each other. But when Lori starts secretly building her power base with the bosses, Liz is desperate to know what's going on behind her back...

Behind Her Back

Behind Her Back

Author: Jane Lythell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

'Liz Lyon gives us an insight into the rivalry, duplicity and politics of working at a TV station ... I loved it' KERRY FISHER. In a TV station run by men, how do the women make themselves heard? Liz Lyon is a television producer at StoryWorld, the UK's favourite morning show. Her job is stressful and demanding, but she is determined to show her teenage daughter that women can succeed. Then a new female colleague joins the station. In this predatory climate of toxic masculinity Liz and Lori should be helping each other. But when Lori starts secretly building her power base with the bosses, Liz is desperate to know what's going on behind her back... Praise for the StoryWorld series: 'Wow, what a read ... Liz is a fascinating, realistic, ballsy and likeable protagonist' LOUISE BEECH. 'I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what secrets and lies some of the characters were keeping' CLAIRE DOUGLAS. 'There are moments to make you laugh, bring a lump to your throat and even to make your mouth water. Jane Lythell is a fabulous author' JO BARTLETT.

Behind Her Back

Behind Her Back

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

In a TV station run by men, how do the women make themselves heard? Liz Lyon is a television producer at StoryWorld, the UK's favourite morning show. Her job is stressful and demanding, but she is determined to show her teenage daughter that women can succeed. Then a new female colleague joins the station. In this predatory climate of toxic masculinity Liz and Lori should be helping each other. But when Lori starts secretly building her power base with the bosses, Liz is desperate to know what's going on behind her back...

Woman of the Hour

Woman of the Hour

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Meet Liz Lyon: respected TV producer, stressed-out executive, guilty single mother. StoryWorld is the nation's favourite morning show, and producer Liz Lyon wants to keep it that way. Her job is to turn real-life stories into thrilling TV - and keep a lid on the scandals and backbiting that happen off-stage. But then simmering tensions erupt at the station, trapping Liz in a game of one-upmanship where she doesn't know the rules. As the power struggle intensifies, can Liz keep her cool and keep her job? Does she even want to? In this gripping novel of power, rivalry and betrayal, Jane Lythell draws on her experiences of working in the glamorous, pressurised world of live TV.

Woman of the Hour

Woman of the Hour

Author: Jane Lythell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

Meet Liz Lyon: respected TV producer, stressed-out executive, guilty single mother. StoryWorld is the nation's favourite morning show, and producer Liz Lyon wants to keep it that way. Her job is to turn real-life stories into thrilling TV - and keep a lid on the scandals and backbiting that happen off-stage. But then simmering tensions erupt at the station, trapping Liz in a game of one-upmanship where she doesn't know the rules. As the power struggle intensifies, can Liz keep her cool and keep her job? Does she even want to? In this gripping novel of power, rivalry and betrayal, Jane Lythell draws on her experiences of working in the glamorous, pressurised world of live TV. What readers are saying about WOMAN OF THE HOUR: 'I think Jane Lythell is a fabulous author and once again her novel, as with the other two, had me reading into the early hours. This is her best yet, though, and I'm already waiting impatiently for the next in the series' 'Eager to see more' 'A very entertaining and gripping read' 'There are moments to make you laugh, bring a lump to your throat and even to make your mouth water!' 'An epic storyline that runs for the majority of the book, often in the background, but just there, hitting at your conscious to be unravelled'

Woman of the Hour

Woman of the Hour

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Meet Liz Lyon: respected TV producer, stressed-out executive, guilty single mother. StoryWorld is the nation's favourite morning show, and producer Liz Lyon wants to keep it that way. Her job is to turn real-life stories into thrilling TV - and keep a lid on the scandals and backbiting that happen off-stage. But then simmering tensions erupt at the station, trapping Liz in a game of one-upmanship where she doesn't know the rules. As the power struggle intensifies, can Liz keep her cool and keep her job? Does she even want to? In this gripping novel of power, rivalry and betrayal, Jane Lythell draws on her experiences of working in the glamorous, pressurised world of live TV. What readers are saying about WOMAN OF THE HOUR: 'I think Jane Lythell is a fabulous author and once again her novel, as with the other two, had me reading into the early hours. This is her best yet, though, and I'm already waiting impatiently for the next in the series' 'Eager to see more' 'A very entertaining and gripping read' 'There are moments to make you laugh, bring a lump to your throat and even to make your mouth water!' 'An epic storyline that runs for the majority of the book, often in the background, but just there, hitting at your conscious to be unravelled'

After the Storm

After the Storm

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Some secrets destroy you. Rob and Anna have only just met Owen and Kim. Now they've boarded their handsome old boat to travel to a far off island in the Caribbean. With only the four of them on board, it should be paradise: lazy afternoons spent snorkelling; long nights enjoying the silence and solitude of the sea. But ten days is a long time to spend with strangers. Especially when one of them carries a secret.

After the Storm

After the Storm

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2015

A man who had no voice. A woman who helped him find it. Rob and Anna have only just met Owen and Kim. Now they've chartered their handsome old boat to take them to a far off island in the Caribbean. With just the four of them on board, Rob dreams of lazy afternoons snorkelling. Anna looks forward to the silence and solitude of the sea. But why does Owen suffer acute insomnia and seem so secretive about his past? Why does Kim keep a knife zipped into her money-belt? Anna, a speech therapist, can usually get people to tell her the truth...but does she want to this time?

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Denn du gehorst mir

Denn du gehorst mir

Author: Jane Lythell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/12/2014

Kathy hat gerade einen gesunden Jungen bekommen und lebt glucklich verheiratet in London. Ihr Job als Redaktionsleiterin ist anstrengend, aber erfullend. Ein Leben wie im Bilderbuch. Wenn da nicht ihre Kollegin Heja ware, die mehr uber Kathy wei, als es zunachst den Anschein hat. Schritt fur Schritt, und von Kathy vollig unbemerkt, beginnt sie, sich in deren Leben zu schleichen. Und je tiefer sich Heja in Kathys intimste Angste grabt, desto klarer wird, worauf sie es eigentlich abgesehen hat ...

After the Storm

After the Storm

Author: Jane Lythell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2014

Some secrets destroy you. Rob and Anna have only just met Owen and Kim. Now they've boarded their handsome old boat to travel to a far off island in the Caribbean. With only the four of them on board, it should be paradise: lazy afternoons spent snorkelling; long nights enjoying the silence and solitude of the sea. But ten days is a long time to spend with strangers. Especially when one of them carries a secret.

Lie of You

Lie of You

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

One woman's fear is a another woman's weapon... When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew. But then, she always thought she had everything: the job; the baby; the friends; and him. She thought she was safe. She thought that nothing could touch her perfect world. She should never have trusted me. A woman sets out to destroy a female colleague in this chilling psychological thriller.

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The Lie of You I Will Have What Is Mine

The Lie of You I Will Have What Is Mine

Author: Jane Lythell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Now a movie starring Tuppence Middleton. One woman's fear is another woman's weapon... To the outside world, Kathy is the very picture of a happy and fulfilled modern woman. She has a beautiful baby boy, a clever, handsome husband and a glamorous, high-powered job. But not everybody is fooled. Her colleague, Heja, knows the truth: the cracks in Kathy's marriage, her anxieties about motherhood, and her fear of failure at work. Heja is perfectly placed to destroy Kathy's life. And if she succeeds, she can claim the one thing she wants most... This chilling psychological thriller about obsession, jealousy, and betrayal was recently made into the movie A Working Mom's Nightmare, now available on Lifetime and Sky TV. REVIEWS FOR THE LIE OF YOU: 'A very credible portrait of obsession to the point of madness ... A clever, involving first novel' Literary Review. 'Fascinating ... Clever ... The author's real skill is her ability to invent memorable original characters. A thrilling read' Daily Mail. 'Pumps up suspense like Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl ... Delivered in a sharp, pragmatic style that is gripping and readable, but behind the adventure the plot hints at bigger, more complex questions about our society' Scotsman. 'A clever psychological thriller ... Lythell has a flair for leading the reader into assumptions then pulling away the foundations' Daily Express.

Lie of You

Lie of You

Author: Jane Lythell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

One woman's fear is a another woman's weapon... ''When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew. But then, she always thought she had everything: the job; the baby; the friends; and him. She thought she was safe. She thought that nothing could touch her perfect world.She should never have trusted me.'' A woman sets out to destroy a female colleague in this chilling psychological thriller.

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