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The Family Upstairs: A Novel de Lisa Jewell
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The Family Upstairs: A Novel (edição: 2020)

de Lisa Jewell (Autor)

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"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"--… (mais)
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Título:The Family Upstairs: A Novel
Autores:Lisa Jewell (Autor)
Informação:Atria (2020), Edition: First Edition, 384 pages
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Episodic mystery - really nasty people doing horrific things, revealed over 460 putdownable pages. Some may find this entertaining, others not at all. Read this for a forthcoming book club session and really wish I could have swerved it. ( )
  DramMan | Jun 4, 2024 |
I found it boring. I skimmed through it just to read how it ended. I never could get into it. ( )
  BethQuerrey | May 10, 2024 |
This was the first book I've read by Lisa Jewell. I will be reading more. Even though this book is titled "The Family Upstairs" it is not about a family living above a family living below.

This book tells the story of Libby, who discovers she has inherited a house in London. Libby was adopted and the house belonged to her biological parents. They left the house to her in their will. The house has a history - 3 adults were found dead in the kitchen while Libby, as an infant, was upstairs in a crib with a lucky rabbit's foot tucked in the crib with her.

An investigative journalist had written a story about the dead people found in the house. A former socialite and her husband and another man. There were other children living in the home but they were not there when the bodies were discovered.

The book alternates between Libby's story, Lucy's story and the story leading up to the murder.

Very well written, which is why I will be reading more from her going forward. ( )
1 vote Cathie_Dyer | Feb 29, 2024 |
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
A bit of a creepy story of a family who invited people that no place to live. These same people included one man who was a con artist and turned the place into a cult with him as the leader. The story continues after the children learn to escape and one of them learns how to drug the adults that turned out to be deadly. Kirkus: This website uses cookies to enhance user experience and to analyze performance and traffic on our website. Learn moreGot it!Kirkus logo SIGN IN Profile Picturekirkus nav logo Book Reviews News & Features Kirkus Prize Magazine Writers' Center More Profile Picture search THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS bookshelfThis thriller is taut and fast-paced but lacks compelling protagonists.READ REVIEW Like Counts 6 Share via Facebook Share via Twitter Share via Email PrintTHE FAMILY UPSTAIRSby Lisa Jewell RELEASE DATE: Nov. 5, 2019Three siblings who have been out of touch for more than 20 years grapple with their unsettling childhoods, but when the youngest inherits the family home, all are drawn back together.At the age of 25, Libby Jones learns she has inherited a large London house that was held in a trust left to her by her birthparents. When she visits the lawyer, she is shocked to find out that she was put up for adoption when she was 10 months old after her parents died in the house in an apparent suicide pact with an unidentified man and that she has an older brother and sister who were teenagers at the time of their parents' deaths and haven't been seen since. Meanwhile, in alternating narratives, we're introduced to Libby's sister, Lucy Lamb, who's on the verge of homelessness with her two children in the south of France, and her brother, Henry Lamb, who's attempting to recall the last few disturbing years with his parents during which they lost their wealth and were manipulated into letting friends move into their home. These friends included the controlling but charismatic David Thomsen, who moved his own wife and two children into the rooms upstairs. Henry also remembers his painful adolescent confusion as he became wildly infatuated with Phineas, David?s teenage son. Meanwhile, Libby connects with Miller Roe, the journalist who covered the story about her family, and the pair work together to find her brother and sister, determine what happened when she was an infant, and uncover who has recently been staying in the vacant house waiting for Libby to return. As Jewell (Watching You, 2018, etc.) moves back and forth from the past to the present, the narratives move swiftly toward convergence in her signature style, yet with the exception of Lucy?s story, little suspense is built up and the twists can?t quite make up for the lack of deep characters and emotionally weighty moments.This thriller is taut and fast-paced but lacks compelling protagonists.
  bentstoker | Jan 26, 2024 |
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"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"--

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