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In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up.
In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note.
They've been dead for several days. Who has been looking after the baby?
And where did they go?
Two entangled families.
A house with the darkest of secrets.
A compulsive new thriller from Lisa Jewell.
Closing date: 05/04/2020
Creepy, intricate and utterly immersive: an excellent holiday read. - Guardian
'Rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.' RUTH WARE
‘You don't read a Lisa Jewell book, you fall into it. It takes huge talent to establish a whole world in the turn of two pages.' ERIN KELLY
'I had an unrelentingly pleasurable and thrilling for-God’s-sake-tell-me-what-happened sensation in my stomach for the entire read ... Stupendous!' RUTH JONES
'Absolutely brilliant. Great characterisation, a fascinating and dark set up and a great conclusion. She’s always great but this is next level stuff.' SARAH PINBOROUGH
'Few writers of psychological suspense devise such swift, slippery plots; fewer still people their stories with characters so human and complex. Lisa’s Jewell’s The Family Upstairs glitters like a blade and cuts even deeper.' AJ FINN
'Whenever I pick up a Lisa Jewell novel I know I'm in for a compelling, immersive and unputdownable read and The Family Upstairs is one of her very best' CL TAYLOR
‘I had hoped to save The Family Upstairs for my holiday, but failed miserably ... I was hooked from the first page. I think it's her best yet and hands down my favourite book so far this year.’ ALICE FEENEY
‘Utterly compelling. Deliciously dark and twisty with characters who live on in your head. Lisa Jewell just keeps getting better and better.’ JANE CORRY
‘This is my pick of the crop of thrillers out this month … Lisa Jewell is brilliant at creating a menacing atmosphere and this is almost unbelievably tense at times.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'It’s absolutely bloody brilliant and I can’t tell you much I wish I’d written it.' TAMMY COHEN
‘It’s SO GOOD!’ INDIA KNIGHT
'I loved The Family Upstairs!' SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Publication date: 12/12/2019
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
|Publication date:||12th December 2019|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Classic crime, Espionage & spy thriller,|
Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact, she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph’s Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998. Twelve bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes ...More About Lisa Jewell