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The Family Upstairs Paperback – Large Print, 3 February 2021
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"Gloriously twisted." --Marie Claire
Praise for The Family Upstairs: "Lisa Jewell has done it again--rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit 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. I was desperate to uncover all the twisting mysteries inside The Family Upstairs, layer by tangled layer. Eerie, suspenseful, and completely consuming." --MEGAN MIRANDA, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls
"A stunning psychological thriller with a horrific, yet all too believable, family story at its centre. Full of atmosphere and menace. I was gripped from the first page." --ELLY GRIFFITHS, author of The Stranger Diaries
"A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption. Reminiscent of Donna Tartt in scope and quality." --IAN RANKIN, New York Times bestselling author
"Absolutely brilliant. Great characterisation, a fascinating and dark set up and a great conclusion. She's always great but this is next level stuff." --SARAH PINBOROUGH, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
"Lisa Jewell is the most wonderful writer, and funnily enough we've written about a similar theme with our new books--cults, in microcosm and macrocosm. The Family Upstairs is out 8 August and I can't rant enough about how brilliant it is." --ALEX MARWOOD, author of The Wicked Girls
"The perfect poolside read. The perfect anywhere read, tbh. This book is riveting, moving, and out in August. Highest possible level of recommendation." --SOPHIE HANNAH, New York Times bestselling author
"Utterly compelling. Deliciously dark and twisty with characters who live on in your head. Lisa Jewell just keeps getting better and better." --JANE CORRY, author of My Husband's Wife and I Looked Away
"An abandoned baby, a surprise inheritance, a cobwebbed Bohemian mansion--The Family Upstairs is rich in mystery from the very first page, and Lisa Jewell's best book yet." --ERIN KELLY, author of He Said, She Said
"I'm a big fan of Lisa's books and had hoped to save it for my holiday next week, but failed miserably by devouring The Family Upstairs as soon as it arrived. I was hooked from the first page, I think it's her best yet and hands down my favourite book so far this year." --ALICE FEENEY, New York Times bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie
"I've just raced through the brilliantly dark and disturbing The Family Upstairs. Absolutely couldn't put it down, it's so good!" --B. A. PARIS, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
"Whenever I pick up a Lisa Jewell novel I know I'm for a compelling, immersive and unputdownable read and The Family Upstairs is one of her very best. It's an intriguing, claustrophobic and compelling mystery about a family that comes to stay and refuses to leave. I hugely enjoyed it and couldn't put it down." --C. L. TAYLOR, author of The Missing and The Lie
"Wow. Lisa Jewell has done it again. I absolutely loved The Family Upstairs. Intriguing, absorbing, unputdownable with characters so real they jump from the page." --LAURA MARSHALL, author of Three Little Lies and Friend Request
"Your hands quake. Your breath fades. Your heart wallops your ribs. Medical emergency or Lisa Jewell novel? Few writers of psychological suspense devise such swift, slippery plots; fewer still people their stories with characters so human and complex. The Family Upstairs glitters like a blade and cuts even deeper." --A. J. FINN, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
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- Publisher : Large Print Press; Large type / Large print edition (3 February 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 485 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1432885103
- ISBN-13 : 978-1432885106
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.79 x 21.59 cm
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I don’t like to review books much as my opinion is my own and other people might enjoy a mysterious ending which I sometimes do too. This book however feels incomplete
Set in multiple time lines and shown from the different perspectives of two character. Libby is a relateable character and her desire to understand her familial history after being adopted is the driving plot point of this book, with flashes to 25years earlier from her brothers perspective give us an insight into really what happened and the mysteries surrounding her birth parents.
This book has heavy themes of abuse, manipulation, and gaslighting, while touching on the subjects of honour, love, respect and fear.
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The characters were undeveloped which left many gaps. For example, why was the mother so easily swayed by Thomsen when she seemingly had it all? How did the family go broke before the cult formed. How did Birdie meet Thomsen?
It was a bit unrealistic: why would a GP smuggle children to France and dump them on a farm? What house in London would be unoccupied for 25 years without squatters? Libby and Miller suspected their phone had been tampered with but didn't think to buy a cheap pay as you go for their investigation. Didn't social services exist in the 90s? No visits from the school.
I could go on and on.
i didn't love this 1 at all but have loved lisas other books was really disappointed
to have spent £7.99 on this