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Description

From the New York Times best-selling author and master of “bone-chilling suspense” (People) comes another pause-resisting look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light.

Gifted musician Clemency Thompson is playing for tourists on the streets of Southern France when she receives an urgent text message. Her childhood friend, Lucy, is demanding her immediate return to London.

It’s happening, says the message. The baby is back.

Libby Jones was only six months old when she became an orphan. Now 25, she’s astounded to learn of an inheritance that will change her life. A gorgeous, dilapidated townhouse in one of London’s poshest neighborhoods has been held in a trust for her all these years. Now, it’s hers.

As Libby investigates the story of her birth parents and the dark legacy of her new home, Clemency and Lucy are headed her way to uncover, and possibly protect, secrets of their own. What really happened in that rambling Chelsea mansion when they were children? And are they still at risk?

Jewell’s novels have been praised as “sure to please fans of Ruth Ware and A.J. Finn” (Library Journal), and her latest is no exception. The Family Upstairs will keep you guessing until the very end.

©2019 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

Ce que les auditeurs disent de The Family Upstairs

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Au global
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Histoire
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Sample contains spoilers

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it, but I listened to the full sample before downloading. Instead of being from the first chapter or two like usual, it’s from a chapter near the end of book and references info you don’t get until past halfway through.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Riveting, great writing & great performances!

I thoroughly enjoy a good mystery. This is very compelling - plus the performances are really great. I will be seeking more of the author’s books pronto!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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This was INSANE

I have no idea why it took me so long to write a review of this book, considering how amazing it was. Seriously, this story was all kinds of crazy and it was an awesome ride. You really need to experience it for yourself, so if you are considering purchasing, just do it!!

My second Lisa Jewell book and I plan on checking out more!!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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Kept me hooked!

I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I will be adding more of this author to my collection!!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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captivating, emotional

Some terms are difficult to hear, but I agree they needed to be said. I found the perspective of the lawyer fascinating.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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Couldn’t turn it off!

Read so we’ll I was transfixed by this story. It kept the suspense and intrigue to the last word!

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Captivating!

I have a short attention span and it takes quite a bit to keep me focused. I prefer listening to audiobooks over reading them in print as hearing the book seems to keep me more engaged. I usually listen to autobiographies because I struggle to find fiction authors I really enjoy. I am so pleased I took the advice from the reviews on this book and bought it. The people narrating the story did an awesome job and I appreciated the different voices because that helped me keep the characters straight. I really struggle to listen to things that are narrated poorly, and this book was a delight to listen to. The storyline was really interesting and well put together to the point where I and I found myself wanting to drive places so I could listen to this book (I only listen in my car). So now I’m off to search for other books by Lisa Jewell …

  • Au global
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Brilliant

This has to be my favourite Lisa Jewell story so far, I’m hooked on her writing…. I have almost read every book she’s ever wrote….. what I would do to meet this incredible talent……give it time, as many of her books take time to get gripping, be prepared to get all characters in place and once they all fit you won’t want to put it down, since I
Discovered her talent my tv is never on….. every spare minute is fill with these wonderful written and narrated stories……do not miss any of her audible books …… on to my next on …… thanks Lisa your absolutely brilliant!!!

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intriguing

A mystery so totally out of the ordinary. the horror of lives consumed when naive vulnerable people are too trusting

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Awesome Read!

This novel is suspenseful and mysterious. It will have you wanting to keep reading/listening. An odd story of an odd home. Very interesting.

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jan Campanaro
  • 2019-12-10

The Family Upstairs

Too many characters and I bought this based on jewell's book THEN SHE WAS GONE A FIVE 🌟 THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS WAS VERY BAD, THE STORY. I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Anne M Welsh
  • 2020-01-01

Terrible ending to an interesting story

The only thing I disliked was the ending. The performance was good, but the story didn’t really wind down it just ended.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Tawny
  • 2019-11-06

Did Not Disappoint... I LOVE LISA JEWELL

I am picky, and have never waited for any author to come out with a new book except for Lisa Jewell. The story is creative... and so many emotions: sad, funny, intense & dark all at the same time. These narrators— SO GOOD!! All of them. Henry’s narrator made me laugh so many times. Please... write another one soon!

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Ann o.
  • 2019-12-20

Pointless

So Bad, Story line was all over the place. And came to a dumb semi conclusion. I would not recommend this book!!

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Marianne Withington
  • 2019-12-14

Vague

This story was difficult to follow, and I am not sure I understood it fully, which to my mind is not the benchmark of a good novel.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Megandci
  • 2019-11-19

Beyond disappointed! Not Lisa Jewell’s writing?!?

I couldn’t wait for it to end. Nothing like her popular novels. No mystery worth caring about, no suspense, no deep and relatable characters. Boring and lacking in imagination. Good to fall asleep to!

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amy Stricklin
  • 2019-11-20

Ending?? Really???

Not a bad book but I really hated the ending!!!
I would not recommend this to anyone

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Amanda N Collins
  • 2019-11-18

Just left me hanging

I was so into this book I binged nearly 10 hours straight. All the while expecting the boogeyman to emerge with a last minute twist. And then nothing...
My jaw literally hung open after the last sentence was read with disbelief. I was left thinking, so what was the point. Great character development, awesome narration but the ending fell flat.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Shontay
  • 2019-11-07

Good Listen

This is my third listen from Lisa Jewell and I was not disappointed. The book was good, A bit short, and leaves you wondering if there will be a part 2. I really enjoy her imagination and her writing.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Cat Lover
  • 2019-11-10

Confusing. Just ok.

I loved Lisa Jewell’s other books and pre-ordered this one. It fell flat for me. The first half of the book was slow, disjointed and confusing with so many characters. The second half was better, but I had hoped for so much more. I kept waiting for some bombshell to be revealed that I didn’t see coming to make this journey all worth it and it never happened. I’m surprised by all of the rave reviews. I’ll continue to be a Lisa Jewell fan but really - this was a disappointment.

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