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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs

Repeat Author
Lisa Jewell is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include Then She Was Gone and Watching You.

by Lisa Jewell

Quick take

Fascinated by cults? This is for you. From the author of Then She Was Gone, a mansion haunted by mysterious murders.

Good to know

  • Fast read

  • Psychological

  • Multiple viewpoints

  • Creepy

Why I love it

I have a confession to make: I am a sucker for a good domestic suspense novel. Nothing makes me happier than a dark and soapy multigenerational mystery, and nobody excels at the genre like Lisa Jewell. Her characters are reliably unreliable, her mysteries are unnervingly twisty, and she manages to do all that without sacrificing well-developed relationships and emotionally layered characters. Whic...


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 Lo...


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    November 2019