The Family Upstairs

A Novel
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Author(s): Lisa Jewell
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD47250
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508287681
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Description

From the 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.

All formats/editions

eAudio
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Author(s): Lisa Jewell
Product Number Z100148332
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508287698
eBook
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Author(s): Lisa Jewell
Product Number EB00755002
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781501190124

Professional reviews

"Narrators Tamaryn Payne, Bea Holland, and Dominic Thornburn shine in Jewell's latest dark, twisted story about history, family, and sacrifice. When Libby turns 25, she receives a long awaited letter notifying her about her biological parents and about the inheritance of an abandoned mansion in London. At the same time we meet Lucy, a young, homeless woman with two children who is desperate to get back to London. Finally Henry's perspective is shared in retrospect as he reminisces about his own upbringing, providing compelling backstory. As the three stories collide, the narrators create a creepy and compelling atmosphere. Listeners will be totally caught up in the story the closer Lucy, Libby, and Henry get to the truth about what happened in that house. K.S.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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