The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs Summary



“Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit 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.” —Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light.

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.

Book Reviews


The family upstairs5 star

Really enjoyed reading this book! Kind of dark but couldn’t put it down. Nice twists at the end. Going on to the sequel!55


Worth it5 star

It’s starts out slow, but once it gets going it hooked me right in. I didn’t want to put it down!55


Terrible1 star

Too much going on, too many characters and I didn’t make it have way through the book.15


This one!!5 star

I’ve not had a book in quite some time draw me in like this one did. A true page turner. So much heartache; but also, so much strength. Bravo, Ms Jewel!!!55


Hard to follow3 star

Too many characters, too much jumping around of the storyline.35


The Family Upstairs5 star

I absolutely loved this book! Couldn’t put it down! Never what you expected! Wow!!55


Loved it!5 star

Great story55


Loved it5 star

Great read! Could not put it down55


Wonderful!5 star

I couldn’t stop reading it.55


Excellent - couldn’t put it down.5 star

Suspense at its best!55

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