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.
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Release Date: November 5, 2019
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars
Domestic Thriller | Mystery | Suspense | Gothic
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel is a riveting family portrait compiled with thrills and mystery. Lisa Jewel is a new to me author and I highly suspect that I’ll be reading many more of her novels in the future. Why? Because this book entrapped me. Throughout the novel you get chills and goosebumps running down your skin because you don’t know where the story is going to go. There are no breadcrumbs to follow, the book slowly reveals itself with each chapter. Even more, the book had all the makings of an atmospheric and gothic novel. It’s dark, creepy, and foreboding. Readers are given a glimpse inside the life of a group of people (including children) as they slowly decent into mania. When I say mania, I don’t necessarily mean “crazy” although some would say that some of the characters are indeed crazy. What I mean is a slow decent into behaviors that others wouldn’t agree with- extreme behaviors that seriously affect all that are involved. I won’t say what as it would ruin the book for potential readers, but it will give you feelings of anger and grief for those involved.
Lisa Jewel has nearly perfected this novel and if it weren’t for one thing that seems unanswered in the end this would be a solid 5 star. Unfortunately, I needed a little more closure for two specific characters.
If you are a fan of domestic thrillers, gothic literature, mystery, and suspense then you won’t want to miss THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS by Lisa Jewell. I’m so glad I chose this book as my pick for THE BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB.
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