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Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Family Upstairs

Title: The Family Upstairs
Lisa Jewell
Genre: thriller
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

My thoughts
This is the second book from this author I've read and I have to say that this one might just be my favorite of the two. While it does  switch back and forth between times , and while  some of the characters seem to be  unpredictable and not very believable  as well as downright creepy , it made the story that more enjoyable because it kept me wanting to know more and wanting to know the story about what really happened that night. With that said I want to thank Netgalley For letting me read and review it . 

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