The Family Upstairs - Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs

By Lisa Jewell

  • Release Date: 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,837 Ratings




“Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.” —Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author

“A haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read.” —Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author

From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone 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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    By Diana Dee H
    It took me a second to really dive deep into this book, but once i did, i loved every bit of it!
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    By vivibookshelf
    This is one of those books where I needed more. When I was half way through the book I realize I didn’t know what was going on. The book got interesting at the end. I really don’t have much to say about it 🤷🏾‍♀️ . The Family Upstairs is a psychological thriller with multiple storylines, following the point of view of three main character . On her 26th birthday Libby, who was adopted discovered that she has inherit a mansion, from a family she knows nothing about . She decides that wants to know more about her birth parents which sparks an investigation with the help of a reporter. she soon finds out that the mystery surrounding her birth family is more complex than she thought. . Lucy’s a single mom of two children , currently homeless and desperately working to put a roof over her children’s heads. One morning she receives a calendar reminder that “the baby has turned 25”, now she’s committed to making it back home and nothing and no one will get in her way. . Henry, one of the child who was raised in the mansion, shares his story of his family and how they lost everything . .
  • The Family Upstairs

    By No No Nannette
    If I could, I would give this book six stars. I can’t wait to read more of her books!
  • Great read!

    By Cam010203
    I really enjoyed this book! Each chapter I wanted to read more and more. The ending was not what I expected to happen!
  • Wow just wow..

    By JennaVal
    Will definitely be reading more from Lisa Jewell
  • Read it in ONE day

    By ShaiK
    This story is brilliant and perfect for a time when you want to get lost in a different world.
  • Words can’t describe

    By LauraFisher0218
    I can’t even put into words how amazing this book has been! I couldn’t put it down and had to read it in two days (mind you I have 3 children) so it was very hard to do. I can’t wait for the next book to complete this story. Well done ♥️