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The Family Upstairs: A Novel

The Family Upstairs: A Novel


The Family Upstairs: A Novel

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4.5/5 (1,247 valoraciones)
Longitud:
9 horas
Publicado:
Nov 5, 2019
ISBN:
9781508287698
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Will keep you guessing…

Libby Jones doesn’t know she’s an adopted child until she receives a house that’s been kept in a trust for her from her birth parents well after they died in said house by apparent suicide. But what really happened within those walls?

Descripción

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.

Publicado:
Nov 5, 2019
ISBN:
9781508287698
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Sobre el autor

Lisa Jewell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone, as well as Invisible Girl and Watching You. Her novels have sold over 5 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-eight languages. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK, on Instagram @LisaJewellUK, and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.


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  • (5/5)
    Great intriguing read. One of my favorite s this year!
  • (5/5)
    One of my favorite books. It has love, suspense and a dark gothic family history. Loved the ending, and the last sentence gave me chills.
  • (5/5)
    Brilliant!!! Just a wonderfully interesting tale about the resilience of love and family. Also a great nod to insanity and how one might be driven to it. All kinds of sidebars but I’m not a spoiler, so do enjoy! It’s well worth every minute!
  • (5/5)
    Wow, this book had me at the edge of my seat. So intriguing and unexpected turns. Definitely two thumbs up!!
  • (5/5)
    Creepy, disturbing yet super fun to listen too!
    Intriguing and surprising.
  • (2/5)
    Disappointed with this book. I know many loved this, and I was very much looking forward to reading it, as I LOVED "Invisible Girl" and "Then She Was Gone." However, I just couldn't do it. I skipped a lot, and forced myself to finish it. The ending was really the only good part to me.
  • (5/5)
    The chapters are really short, which I love since they make me feel like I'm flying through the book. Last night I had around 100 pages left and I just reading because I was so engrossed in the novel that I didn't even realize how late it was, when I checked the time, it was about 4am and I still had 36 pages left, but I had to go to bed since I had work in the morning. I finally hot to finish it a little while ago and really enjoyed it.

    Some of the twists, I guessed, while others I was completely shocked. It's definitely a strange tale and I enjoyed it (although I wasn't sure about it in the first few chapters).
  • (5/5)
    I really liked this book. I had to go back at a point and recap because I listened daily while walking thru my 80 acres of woods. Didn't want to miss anything, every chapter counts to build the plot. I so enjoyed it.
  • (5/5)
    most exciting read of this year! can’t get enough of it, if i have the physical copy of this book, it’ll be a definite page turner for me. if you love cult stories, thriller and mystery, this one is worth a go.
  • (5/5)
    Loved the twists and turns of the book. I couldn’t put it down.
  • (3/5)
    I finished this book only because of curiosity. I lost interest many chapters before the end. It was definitely not as good as “invisible girl” or “then she was gone”. Only started to get interesting around chapter 20. It’s long, way too long. There is no thrill to this story.
  • (5/5)
    Great book! The characters were interesting, and there were twists and turns. Very enjoyable
  • (5/5)
    Good story by one of my favorite authors. Always a good ending
  • (5/5)
    Engrossing read and beautifully narrated. Two thumbs up from me.
  • (4/5)
    As an avid mystery thriller reader, I didn’t find any of the twists very surprising. I had mostly figured it all out but I still found the story to be very entertaining. I have enjoyed the author’s books since “I found you” and while none have matched the masterful storytelling they are all enjoyable. Highly recommend listening to them all in order although they are in no way linked, it’s just fun to watch an author evolve over time.
  • (5/5)
    Outstanding story! Enjoyed every minute, its even better as an audiobook. I wish there had been more building around the "cult" aspect of the book but otherwise it was a great read. Told from multiple points of view flawlessly. The story kept me engaged and there were a few twists to keep me glued in. I highly recommend this book!
  • (5/5)
    It was very well thought out and had unexpected turn of events ! Simply kept me glued till the end!
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely loved this book. The narrators were bloody fantastic. So much emotion and depth to the story. What a great read, I enjoyed every minute of it! I highly reccomend. It was almost poetry like, the way things were described at some points. Thank you Lisa; will definetly be checking out more of her work.
  • (3/5)
    It was sometimes hard to follow the story line and wish that it had ended differently. It alludes to a possible follow up novel to continue the story.
  • (4/5)
    I loved the whole book. It was a little slow starting but great once it got going!! Great characters that you don’t easily forget. 4 star for sure!!!
  • (4/5)
    I met someone who saw the book and said "I'm reading the same book. I was so confused I had to start over." That was a good warning to pay attention! It took a bit to feel the author's rhythm... but one I got it, there was no problem. Creepy story.
  • (4/5)
    Well-written, engrossing story.
  • (4/5)
    Excellent narration. How anyone can flawlessly switch between male, female, young, old and different accents is a beautiful mystery to me. The evil american character bothered me a little but overall, it was an engaging, suspenseful mystery - which is the point, after all.
  • (4/5)
    When Libby turns twenty-five, she receives the documents she's been waiting for-papers with the identity of her birth parents, and the announcement of the empty mansion she has now inherited. She also finds out that even though she was found as a happy healthy baby in the upstairs of the house, downstairs three people were dead and the other children had vanished. As Libby explores her past, she finds it colliding into her present in ways she never expected.This book kept me guessing from the very start! Just when I thought I had something figured out, Jewell completely turned everything on its head. I startled my dog a few times by gasping out loud. Despite being completely exhausted, I curled up on my couch reading for hours to finish this book, because I had to know where everything was going.At first, I found the jump in perspectives a little confusing. But this didn't last long, and didn't affect my enjoyment of this book.Definitely read this book! I might recommend a hard copy edition so you can flip back and forth in the beginning if you get confused a little, but a few chapters in you will not be able to put this book down. And that last sentence...it still gives me chills.
  • (5/5)
    Wow! Just wow! This is my second audiobook and it is really, really great. I was so moved right from the beginning, and with every chapter that ended, I expected something dark to turn up: I wasn't disappointed. The folks that read it were amazing, capturing every accent fantastically. Kudos to them, kudos to Lisa. Highly recommend.
  • (4/5)
    It was a good read but I found my self loosing interest in a few places
  • (5/5)
    The development of the characters. A great book for when your quarantined.
  • (2/5)
    Ready it quickly but this story line just didn’t hold my attention or captivate me.
  • (5/5)
    One of the incredible things about this book is the variety of narrators.First of all, in the first person, someone whose identity we eventually come to surmise, more by a process of elimination.Then the story of Libby, the baby who has now turned 25, and learns that she has inherited a mansion in Chelsea, that has lain empty for nearly her whole life.Then Lucy's story. At first we are not sure who Lucy is, but clearly she is important.And then Miller Roe, a journalist who recently wrote an article about the events that occurred in the mansion in Chelsea.At first the reader has to deduce the narrator from clues given in the context, but eventually recognition of who has taken over the story becomes automatic.The threads of the narration weave together, the story bubbles along, and we learn finally the truth of what happened in 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.
  • (4/5)
    Good atmospheric mystery with lots of twists.