The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs

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 From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone and Watching You comes another page-turning l...

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Title:The Family Upstairs
Author:Lisa Jewell
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:The Family Upstairs
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

The Family Upstairs Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Aug 05, 2019
    Yes, indeed a Lisa Jewell book is one that I am always drawn to for they always possess intrigue and mystery and with the right amount of scare factor. So I was over the top happy when I received an advanced copy of Ms Jewell's newest outing. Ms Jewell has again embarked on the cr...
  • Selena
    Aug 10, 2019
    I received a free e-copy of The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell from NetGalley for my honest review. Three people are found dead in the kitchen of an exorbitant home in Chelsea, London. All cloaked in black robes, their deaths being very suspicious. Libby, who was a baby, was found o...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Aug 17, 2019
    This book is a great read! Definitely different. I can?t decide if I?m annoyed or fascinated by it all. I?m annoyed that the owner of the house lose control so easily yet I?m fascinated how people are good at manipulating other people into doing things they don?t normally do....
  • Susanne  Strong
    Jun 10, 2019
    3 Stars. Creepy and Disturbing. Par for the Course with Lisa Jewell, Right?! The Past: Houseguests. They are never pleasant. Unless they are temporary. For a family living in a mansion in Chelsea, a ringing of the doorbell signals a whole host of changes that influences their en...
  • James
    Jul 16, 2019
    The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell was one of my favorites so far this year. I've read several of her other books, and for me, this one is the best yet. I devoured the book in two chunks, one larger read in the afternoon and the other shortly before bed. I couldn't fall asleep for at l...
  • Nicki
    May 16, 2019
    The Family Upstairs is a mesmerising,enthralling domestic drama/thriller about brother and sister Henry and Lucy Lamb and how swiftly their young lived descended into a living nightmare after two strangers moved into the opulent home in Chelsea that Henry and Lucy shared with their soc...
  • Maureen
    Jul 07, 2019
    Imagine inheriting an eight bedroom property in London?s SW3 - in the heart of Chelsea - it?s an area of multi million pound homes - well let?s face it, you?d be over the moon to say the least. This wonderful inheritance is Libby Jones 25th birthday present, but the house (or m...
  • Kaceey
    Jul 13, 2019
    Well, it looks as though I may be in the minority on this one! Libby is shocked after being notified she?s just inherited a massive house. One that comes with a mysterious and tragic history. Libby was found abandoned as a baby in this home. Having been adopted, Libby has since ...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Aug 27, 2019
    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-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she?s ...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Aug 14, 2019
    This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, since I?m 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 favorites of mine and I never had any problems with the flow of the story. This book ha...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Aug 20, 2019
    This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019, since I?m a huge Lisa Jewell fan. For me this book was a frustrating read. The four other novels by this author were favorites of mine and I never had any problems with the flow of the story. This book has so many characters, switche...
  • Holly
    May 18, 2019
    Wow! This is Lisa Jewell's best book yet!! I started it and ended it in no time because I couldn't put it down. I began it before going to work, read it during work when I could, came home slept for two hours before I got up and wanted to start reading it again. Its that good! I will a...
  • Carolyn
    Jul 06, 2019
    Eleven year old Henry Lamb and his younger sister live in a beautiful Chelsea mansion with their wealthy and glamorous parents. His life is full of treats and outings and top private schools. But one day his mother invites a young woman to stay for a few days and slowly things start to...
  • Gram
    May 09, 2019
    This is a highly disturbing tale, more of a horror story than a psychological thriller. The action moves between a house in Cheyne Walk in London's upmarket borough of Chelsea and the South of France and between the present day and terrible events that happened 25 years ago. Back then ...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Aug 13, 2019
    This is one of the best books I have read in 2019. Wow, just wow. Lisa Jewell is one of my favourite authors ever, all her books delight. This, in my opinion is her best work yet. This had me addicted from start to finish, desperate for each word and turn of the page (well, the pa...
  • Dita
    May 18, 2019
    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 is THAT good. We're ordering pizza tonight. Sorry, not sorry. Don't worry ...
  • Dita
    May 18, 2019
    432 engrossing pages of pure psychopathic heaven and I read every one of them in the last 1o hours. I have been walking around our house all day resenting anyone in my family who needed me for anything...this book is THAT good. We're ordering pizza tonight. Sorry, not sorry. ...
  • Gabby
    May 22, 2019
    Oh gosh I truly don?t understand the hype this book has already received. I absolutely love Lisa Jewell, I consider her one of my favorite authors; this was one of my most anticipated book releases of the year. I feel like this book was just so uninteresting and definitely my least f...
  • PamG
    Sep 04, 2019
    THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS by Lisa Jewell is told from the point of view of three characters: Libby, Henry and Lucy as well as two time periods. Libby Jones has turned twenty-five and receives a letter that tells her the identity of her birth parents and that she has inherited their old mansi...
  • Meredith
    Sep 15, 2019
    3.5 stars The Family Upstairs is a compulsively readable psychological thriller that features multiple storylines, three POV?s, an unreliable narrator, a sociopath, several mysteries, many murders, a crazy cult, a sick obsession, and much more! Needless to say, there?s a whole l...
  • Paromjit
    Jul 16, 2019
    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 wealthy Lambs, the home of the famous Martina, wife, model and mother, with her young...
  • Holly  B
    Jul 24, 2019
    3.5 STARS Lisa Jewell is one of my favorite authors!  I have read all of her thrillers and my expectations were so high for her newest (possibly too high).  I love how she writes, builds tension, and weaves a story. Her books are so easy to read and fall into. This one did...
  • Louise Wilson
    Aug 02, 2019
    3.5? rounded up to 4. There are three stories entwined in this book. Storyline is about Libby, she's twenty five. She had been adopted and has now inherited a large family home from her birth parents. She's about to learn some terrible events that led to her being adopted. Story t...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Mar 13, 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 appeared on our front step with two large suitcases and a cat in a wicker box, we could never have guessed the impact s...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Aug 01, 2019
    3.25 confused, restless, is it fair enough to give lower points because you?re die-hard fan of Lisa Jewell fan question flying over my head, creepy, oh those guests should urgently get the hell out of the house stars! Personally, honestly, I love this author?s work startin...
  • Pauline
    May 04, 2019
    Henry, his sister and his parents live a very privileged lifestyle in a large house in London. When he is twelve years old things start to change. His parents stop going out and stop spending money as readily as they always had. Then people come to stay. Little by little the house star...
  • Aga Durka
    Apr 26, 2019
    OMG!! Lisa Jewell?s new Book!!! Please NetGalley grant me my wish ??????. I really don?t ask for much ?. I can?t wait!!! ...
  • Dennis
    Jul 16, 2019
    In the last couple of years, Lisa Jewell has been getting a lot of notoriety in the publishing world. Her last couple of novels have been massive hits in both the UK and USA, and I know that The Family Upstairs will be her biggest hit yet. This book sets the bar for the phrase "unput...
  • Mark
    Jul 22, 2019
    A book I read in one sitting with breaks to go out in the sun ( kindle taken ) and Irn Bru top ups ( and maybe bikkies too!! ) From page 1 it demanded to be read, drew me in and there was nothing I could do until I had finished it ( and what a last line!!!) , this powerfully dramatic ...
  • NZLisaM
    Aug 08, 2019
    Sixteen Cheyne Walk ? a twelve-room, three-storey house, in the affluent suburb of Chelsea, South West London, overlooking the River Thames. In 1994, the scene of senseless tragedy, and to this day a baffling mystery. Three decomposing bodies in the kitchen ? the owners Henry...