English Summary/英文概要： When she was nine years old, Melody Browne’s house burned down, taking every toy, every photograph, every item of clothing and old Christmas card with it. But not only did the fire destroy all her possessions, it took with it all her memories - Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday.
Now in her early thirties, Melody lives in a council flat 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. She’s made a good life for herself and her son and she likes it that way.
Until one night something extraordinary happens. Whilst attending a hypnotist show with her first date in years she faints - and when she comes round she starts to remember. At first her memories mean nothing to her but then slowly, day by day, she begins to piece together the real story of her childhood. Her journey takes her to the seaside town of Broadstairs, to oddly familiar houses in London backstreets and to meetings with strangers who love her like their own.
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.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 英國知名暢銷作家Lisa Jewell繼獲2008年梅麗莎‧南森最佳喜劇愛情文學獎肯定的《31號夢幻之屋》之後，即將於今年4月份出版第七本新書《THE TRUTH ABOUT MELODY BROWN》。Lisa Jewell作品在全球逾十國出版，包括德國、法國、西班牙、瑞典、荷蘭、台灣、芬蘭、波蘭、挪威、泰國、匈牙利等國。Lisa Jewell一向擅長以幽默的手法描寫30多歲的都會男女生活，此書加入懸疑色彩，讓原有的都會愛情更迷人。
Melody Browne九歲時，家中的一切全被燒毀了，不論是照片、衣服與聖誕卡等。但被摧毀的不只是物品，那場大火也帶走了Melody Browne的記憶。她記不起所有九歲生日前發生的事。
Lisa Jewell’s writing is like a big warm hug and this book is a touching, insightful and gripping story which I simply couldn’t put down.---Sophie Kinsella