'I swear I didn’t breathe the whole time I was reading it. Gripping, pacy, brilliantly twisty.’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘Creepy, intricate and utterly immersive: an excellent holiday read.' GUARDIAN
‘A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption.’ IAN RANKIN
FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THEN SHE WAS GONE
In a large house in London’s fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up.
In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note.
They’ve been dead for several days.
Who has been looking after the baby?
And where did they go?
Two entangled families.
A house with the darkest of secrets.
A compulsive new thriller from Lisa Jewell.
'Rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.' RUTH WARE
‘You don't read a Lisa Jewell book, you fall into it. It takes huge talent to establish a whole world in the turn of two pages.' ERIN KELLY
'I had an unrelentingly pleasurable and thrilling for-God’s-sake-tell-me-what-happened sensation in my stomach for the entire read ... Stupendous!' RUTH JONES
'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
'Few writers of psychological suspense devise such swift, slippery plots; fewer still people their stories with characters so human and complex. Lisa’s Jewell’s The Family Upstairs glitters like a blade and cuts even deeper.' AJ FINN
'Whenever I pick up a Lisa Jewell novel I know I'm in for a compelling, immersive and unputdownable read and The Family Upstairs is one of her very best' CL TAYLOR
‘I had hoped to save The Family Upstairs for my holiday, but failed miserably ... 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
‘Utterly compelling. Deliciously dark and twisty with characters who live on in your head. Lisa Jewell just keeps getting better and better.’ JANE CORRY
‘This is my pick of the crop of thrillers out this month … Lisa Jewell is brilliant at creating a menacing atmosphere and this is almost unbelievably tense at times.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'It’s absolutely bloody brilliant and I can’t tell you much I wish I’d written it.' TAMMY COHEN
‘It’s SO GOOD!’ INDIA KNIGHT
'I loved The Family Upstairs!' SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Readers are obsessed with The Family Upstairs:
‘I read so many books in the crime/mystery genre that it becomes harder to find a book that stands out. This one succeeded!! Hooked from page one’
‘I totally adored this book. All of Lisa Jewell’s books are fabulous, but something about this one is extra special.’
'Absolutely absorbing ... thoroughly enjoyed it'
'Kept me captivated from the very beginning ... Definitely worth reading – as long you like reading into the night!'
'Everything you could wish for in a book. I devoured it.'
‘What a book. Clever would be an understatement. And those last pages left me with chills. The concept had me intrigued and the execution had me captivated. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!’
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lisa Jewell’s 2017 thriller Then She Was Gone was a startlingly addictive read. The Family Upstairs strays further into the realms of psychological horror and sees Jewell masterfully ratchet up the tension from almost the first page. We meet our lead Libby on her 25th birthday as she inherits a large home in the heart of London’s well-heeled Chelsea. What should be the start of a happily-ever-after rapidly descends into a sinister tale of wealth-gone-bad, manipulation and abandonment. Told through three twisting narratives, we unravel the disturbing secrets that lead to the discovery of three bodies. Jewell’s complex storytelling glides from past to present so deftly that the anticipation becomes unbearable. Just what is this dream house hiding?