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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell


Libby was adopted at the age of five, after her parents died in a car accident… or so she has been told.


When Libby turns 25 she inherits an eight bedroom house in London’s exclusive suburb of Chelsea. The house has remained empty since a baby was found alongside several decomposing bodies. The baby was found well-fed, cared for and awake in her cot. However, in the kitchen, a hastily written note accompanies three bodies. They have been dead for several days, so who has been looking after the baby?


This compulsive new thriller shares the story of two entangled families and their darkest secrets. The Family Upstairs is another stand out domestic page-turner, that expertly pieces together the sinister events of 30 years ago.


Lisa Jewell’s first book was published in 1999 and was a bestselling debut novel. Since then she has published 16 novels, more recently psychological thrillers. Her books have been translated in 25 languages. She lives in London with her family, two cats, two guinea pigs and dog. Read an extract of The Family Upstairs here.


Reviewer: Andrea Molloy Random House, RRP $37.00

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