Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. (2019).


The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. (2019).

**3.5 out of 5 stars**

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 there are three decomposing corpses with a note. They have clearly been dead for several days, so who has been looking after the baby and where did they go?

I was really interested in reading this after seeing a lot of rave reviews. I did like it but didn’t find it to be the awesome thriller that other people have found. I thought it toed the line of being an intriguing narrative, and a narrative that was a bit too much; a bit unbelievable and a few too many twists. I also thought the viewpoints/timeline chapter changes were a bit abrupt and hard to follow at the beginning of the book. I most enjoyed the chapters that explained how the synopsis of the book happened; give this girl a cult like atmosphere and I’m always a fan haha. With so many people loving this book it’s definitely worth a go if you are into thrillers.

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