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 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.

Title:The Family Upstairs
ISBN:9781780899213
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    The Family Upstairs Reviews

  • 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

    "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 t...

  • Maureen

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Meredith

    3.5 starsThe 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...

  • Kaceey

    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 w...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    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 f...

  • Holly  B

    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, an...

  • Susanne  Strong

    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 ri...