The Family Upstairs: A Novel

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The Lamb family was never the same after The Family Upstairs came to live with them. Things turned dark and twisted and in the end, three adults were found dead with a healthy ten-month-old alive in her crib upstairs. There was no trace of the four teenagers that had also lived there as well as two other adults. The case was deemed to be a suicide pact and was closed.

Twenty-five years later, Libby, the baby, receives a letter telling her who she really is and that she inherited the house. However, all those involved have also been waiting for this day and are coming back to this Gothic house. Libby will finally get the answers she seeks, but she might not like what she finds.

This book was definitely dark and twisted. The plot sounded amazing but did not turn out as well as it could have. It was a bit anticlimactic in the end. The suspense was fantastic for the first part of the book and then it just kind of fell apart and was more sad than anything. I came away with more questions and not the good kind, more like the kind that comes from a plot with some holes in it. Henry was a very disturbing character and it bothered me how accepting everyone was of him. Overall, the book reminded me of Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. If you liked that book, you will like this one. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy either.


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Author Lisa Jewell
Star Count 2/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Atria Books
Publish Date 2019-11-05
ISBN 9781501190100
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Issue December 2019
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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