The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone and Watching You comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light.

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.

In The Family Upstairs, the master of “bone-chilling suspense” (People) brings us the can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.

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  • Colleen Hoover

    My former publicist (she didn't die or get fired, I just changed publishers, so she's no longer my publicist) sent me an early copy of this book. I opened it up the day before book club (this wasn't t...

  • Dita

    432 engrossing pages of pure psychopathic heaven and I read every one of them in the last 10 hours. I have been walking around our house all day resenting anyone who needed me for anything...this book...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    BOTM pick for November 2019!"It all happened so slowly, yet so extraordinarily quickly, the change to our parents, to our home, to our lives after they arrived. But that first night, when Birdie appea...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    3.25 confused, restless, is it fair enough to give lower points because youre die-hard fan of Lisa Jewell fan question flying over my head, creepy, oh those guests should urgently get the hell out of ...

  • Maureen

    Imagine inheriting an eight bedroom property in Londons SW3 - in the heart of Chelsea - its an area of multi million pound homes - well lets face it, youd be over the moon to say the least. This wonde...

  • Meredith

    3.5 starsThe Family Upstairs is a compulsively readable psychological thriller that features multiple storylines, three POVs, an unreliable narrator, a sociopath, several mysteries, many murders, a cr...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars.This book was very confusing too me so I am just going to use the blurb as the plot. I thought it was written well. Be careful who you let in.Soon after her twenty-fift...

  • Paromjit

    Lisa Jewell ventures into horror infested psychological thriller territory in this disturbing and unsettling novel. 25 years ago in Chelsea, London, the police enter 16 Cheyne Walk, the mansion of the...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, since Im a huge Lisa Jewell fan. For me this book was a frustrating read. The four other novels by this author which I have previously read were favo...

  • megs_bookrack

    **2.5-stars rounded up**When Libby Jones turns twenty-five, she finally gets to open a letter that has been held in trust for her. She has been anxiously awaiting this as it contains the identificatio...