Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell


I had a hard time getting “into” this book.  However, around page 100, I couldn’t put it down!

Once you immerse yourself in this story, you will stay up late to finish it.  The characters are well developed and your loyalties to each will change and evolve as you move through the novel.  An amazing story of family, loyalty, betrayal, and redemption, I would recommend this book to readers of every genre.

But don’t give up if you don’t “get it” right away – stick with it and you’ll be glad you did.

Purchase your copy here.

Back Cover Copy of The Family Upstairs:

Be careful who you let in.

Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am.

She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well—and she is on a collision course to meet them.

Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone.

About Lisa Jewell:

Lisa Jewell is the internationally bestselling author of eighteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Then She Was Gone, as well as I Found YouThe Girls in the Garden, and The House We Grew Up In. In total, her novels have sold more than two million copies across the English-speaking world and her work has also been translated into sixteen languages so far. Lisa lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.

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