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Read eBook à The Family Upstairs Ù Paperback Ü [BOOKS] ✮ The Family Upstairs Author Lisa Jewell – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereSoon after her twenty fifth birthday Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire liY 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 The can’t look away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secre 25 starsOn Libby Jones 25th birthday she gets to open a letter that has been held in trust for her since she was a baby She has been anxiously awaiting this as it contains much desired details about her birth family Found at just 10 months old at the scene of an apparent cult motivated suicide Libby was taken in by the state and subseuently adopted out to a loving family Her true past remains shrouded in mysteryUpon opening the letter she learns startling news In addition to further information about her parents she also learns she is set to inherit their old homeNot just any home either a long abandoned mansion in the swanky Chelsea neighborhood of London The house itself is literally worth millions of poundsTo Libby working a mundane job designing kitchens this is a blessed windfall Unfortunately due to the circumstances in which she was found at that very property her inheritance is also cause for great trepidationUnbeknownst to Libby a few other people have been waiting for her 25th birthday as wellThey are planning a reunion with Libby Lurking around the property they await the baby's returnDuring the course of the book we follow three different perspectives through both present and past timelines I was definitely intrigued by some sections of this book as opposed to others This gave it a pacing issue for me and I felt the formatting was a bit wonkyTo be completely frank I didn't really find it interesting until the 70% point After that point I couldn't put it down Again pacing issue That's too much of a slow burn even for me to give it a higher star rating There were entire portions at the beginning that I would have preferred to skip right over Let's say anything set in France I was practically bored to tearsHowever as mentioned above the ending really did pick up and I think overall the story premise had a lot of promiseUnfortunately the execution fell flat Even though this story wasn't necessarily for me I know a lot of readers will absolutely love it and I support that There's a book for every reader and a reader for every bookThank you so much to the publisher Atria Books for providing me with a copy of this to read and review I appreciate the opportunity

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Eir 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 bab 325 confused restless is it fair enough to give lower points because you’re die hard fan of Lisa Jewell fan uestion flying over my head creepy oh those guests should urgently get the hell out of the house stars Personally honestly I love this author’s work starting from “Watching you” “Then she was gone” “I found you” She is the master evil ueen of thrillers taken place in creepy houses and the characters formed in dysfunctional families who have unresolved issues So this book is one of them I enjoyed the prologue I felt all the goose bumps on my arm sweat dripping down my forearm shivered uncontrollably My intellectual appetite increased and my level of curiosity hit to the top Plot was intriguing Unwanted and never leaving guests occupied house and their numbers increased every day till they completely turned into an ominous cursed and chilling cult whose members wear ugly shapeless black clothes chose organic style diet by famishing children And we met David and Birdie they’re one of the creepiest couples as like Natural Born Killer’s “Mickey and Mallory” or any adopted children of Woody Allen and him Those parts of the book about Henry who is probably younger version of Dexter undiscovered sociopath who hides his unconditional love for Phin captured my attention His mother who is about to lose the rest of her marbles his passive and obedient weak father and his sister who is suffering from puberty crisis and uncontrollable occupation of CREEPY GUESTS who became THE REAL OWNERS of the house were remarkable and well rounded characters The thing I didn’t like and found confusing is way of 3 POV ed story telling I got the writer’s motive to put a bridge between past and future and connect three main characters’ stories mash them in harmony But the parts are too detailed and you started to feel like you’re drifting apart the main story the creepy disturbing guest part and dive into too many details about the other characters’ lives There are so much enough materials on this book to write two other ones Till we reach the encounter of characters and combination part of their stories we may already solve their mystery Being two steps ahead of the writer doesn’t make me happy So I wished we only read about the house’s past rising of cult Henry’s searching about paganism and his slow but expected move to the dark side We already have David and Birdie to be shaken to the core The ending of the book was nice touch made me give extra 025 stars but I still expected from this writer and as soon as I saw this book on my dashboard and screamed not for seeing my morning self in the mirror for finding out NetGalley provided me the book it was one of the happy and joyous screams and the beginning excited me but the pacing got slower in the middle It was still good written detailed riveting book Lisa Jewell is one of the best story tellers I’ve ever seen and as a hopeless fan I will keep happy screaming before starting her upcoming books But this time this book didn’t work so much for meSpecial thanks to Atria Books and Netgalley to send me this ARC COPY and lighten up my day in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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The Family UpstairsAn alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereSoon 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 th BOTM pick for November 2019 It all happened so slowly yet so extraordinarily uickly the change to our parents to our home to our lives after they arrived But that first night when Birdie appeared on our front step with two large suitcases and a cat in a wicker box we could never have guessed the impact she would have the other people she would bring into our lives that it would all end the way it did We thought she had just come to stay for the weekendGather round children and lend an ear If you are on the gothic psychological suspense train and you're looking for something to read in the same vein as Ruth Ware or VC Andrews then this is your stop The Family Upstairs is unsettling atmospheric and dare I say a tad bit taboo? 😏 I find those three traits to be the trifecta of a devilishly chilling read and if you're like me this needs to be on your must read listThe reader determines uickly that the narrative is structured through three different points of view although we aren't told how they correlate until later in the story and this works extremely well here I honestly don't think the story would have been uite the same if any minor tweaking had been done to the particular perspectives we are privy to as we get just enough information into the past and present to answer all the major uestions while also allowing the reader to use their imagination to fill in some minor blanks as well If you're the type of person who doesn't like an open ended story but also isn't a fan of the neat and tidy package upon conclusion you'll appreciate what Jewell has done with this storyI'm aware it's already been mentioned above but I can't emphasize enough what a delight it was to read a story that felt like a modern day VC Andrews novel Obviously the similarities in dysfunctional family dynamics and suffocating atmosphere of the gothic tone are clear but there are so many minor easter eggs that felt a tribute to that uniue style of storytelling The overall vibe of this one feels much darker than Lisa's previous novels but I think she's taken a leap of faith in good conscience and found that she writes just as well in this genre as she does in domestic suspense and women's fiction Yes yes I've kept this review vague spoiler free and frustratingly neutral in tone but that's only because I'd like for you to have the chance to read this book for yourself without any influence from my thoughts If you're a fan of the author's previous novels you definitely need to read this If you're new to her work this is a GREAT piece to start with The characters are wonderfully flawed the story is unpredictable and the unsettling nature of the content inside is sure to chill even the most experienced reader of psychological thrillers Highly recommended Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy