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The Family Upstairs
The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Bookgirl
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Pickpick

A very fun, could not put it down mystery about a very strange family and the fallout from their unusual and dangerous existence. POVs from different characters adds to the intrigue. I literally laughed out loud at the final line. An intriguing psychological mystery. Not a whole lot of character development but that‘s not what this story is about…it‘s about the twists and turns of a shocking tale of family drama. Pick!

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BooksCoffeeNurse
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I can‘t wait for this! August 2022. 💜💕

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Court7
Pickpick

Good.

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Samreamer
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Mehso-so

I decided I should give this a go since it is spooky season, and it was fine. I was intrigued, and I of course wanted to know how things ended, but there wasn‘t a lot of “mystery” about it— I‘m notoriously bad at predicting, and I got most of this quickly. It wasn‘t too scary or bloody or gory, which is my requirement in a mystery novel, but there were some trigger warnings (see below). 6.5/10

TW: rape, domestic violence, child rape, child abuse…

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BookDadGirlDad
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$3 each new. #Littens have posted about these many times. Y'all keep me with good recommendations and an empty wallet!!

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Geemom1118
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I‘m closing in on my yearly reading goal. Chose this one because she never disappoints.

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walkwithabook
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

I like the storyline. I like the writing

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EadieB
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Pickpick

#TheFamilyUpstairs #LisaJewell #BookSpinBingo

Libby Jones has returned home. She finds a letter that tells her she has inherited the family mansion worth millions of pounds. 25 years ago, police found a 10 month-old baby in her crib. In the kitchen they found 3 dead bodies but 4 other children were missing. This is a domestic drama about three families with dark secrets. It has an interesting plot with deaths and disappearances.

EadieB The story is told with 3 points of view, Libby, Lucy and Henry. All the characters are a bit odd but the book is hard to put down as you are eager to find out what is happening. Lisa Jewell is one of my go to authors as I always enjoy her books and this one did not disappoint. I look forward to reading another Lisa Jewell book soon. If you enjoy family mysteries then you will enjoy this book too. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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BRB_ImReading
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Panpan

I've seen this raved about but it just wasn't my cup o' tea. There were a lot of characters to keep track of and three separate storylines that converge in the end. A baby is found in a house where three adults have committed suicide in a cult like scenario. At 25 years old 'the baby' inherits the mansion and all of its secrets. Seems like a lot of people loved it, which is great...just wasn't for me. 🤷‍♀️#unpopularopinion
#summerreading

Reagan It sounds good but I don‘t like having a hard time keeping track of characters. 7mo
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TJAhearne
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Lovin‘ this mystery. Lisa Jewell DOES NOT disappoint.

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Pickpick

Quick, entertaining read. Type of book that is addictive, you just want to know the end.
Not much surprises, some of what happens is quite predictable.
A good read to unwind and relax.
The title is a bit of a mystery to me... It just doesn't go well with the actual plot...

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Kris10H
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐
This one was good, not great. I have read quite a few Jewell novels, and I will continue to read them, but this wasn't my favourite. There was almost too much going on, and the character development and relationships suffered a bit from it.

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CBee
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Pickpick

Lisa Jewell is so good at multi-layered, keep you guessing stories. I flew through this one and I *think* there might be a sequel? Because the ending was a bit of a cliffhanger…. So, here‘s hoping for book 2! 😁🤷‍♀️

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BlazinHoney
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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this one… interesting but the ending left much to be desired 🤷🏻‍♀️

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mamareading
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This book was a birthday gift and I find myself enjoying it more than I thought I would. It‘s also nice to read books in book form rather than ebook and audio for a change. Is it summer yet???

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Amoon
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Couldn‘t put this book down! Another book told in the combination of 3rd and 1st person. Henry and Lucy grow up in a very exclusive neighborhood in a huge mansion. A rock band wants to shoot a video there and their shirt stay becomes endless. They bring in another family led by the charismatic David. Told in a non- linear style flipping from present day to the past. Epic thriller with layers of plot twists

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latwell07
Pickpick

This mystery/thriller/murder is so enticing. It‘s told from three (3) different perspectives. It absolutely caught my attention within the first pages. It‘s about many people coming together in one house and one man takes over and it‘s just horrid. The family gets split up as the children accidentally murder the adults. The family try and find each other again. Such a good read! 10/10 recommend!

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Annie1215
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Mehso-so

Finally got around to my #doublespin book

Rating this a so-so because of how I felt it stood up against the other Lisa Jewell books I‘ve read and loved. In comparison I couldn‘t love this one.

It came together at the end, but despite sensing the direction it was going in I felt the way it went back and forth was a bit disjointed

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 9mo
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sparrowssavvy
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Pickpick

I am major fan of Lisa Jewell and each of her books does it for me. This was definitely a more gothic tale than some of her others. I couldn‘t put this down. The story was addictive and so interesting. Told from multiple viewpoints, it was super well rounded. Her characters are fascinating and while this wasn‘t a true mystery, I couldn‘t stop reading. I also wasn‘t expecting the whole “cult” angle which was a great surprise

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Kgaudiuso
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! This grabbed me from the first couple of chapters as all her books do, and I found it an easy and fun read for a lazy spring break afternoon in front of the fire with a cup of tea. This book doesn‘t require you to think too much, as you jump from present day to the past, but the characters are interesting as is the story and I would recommend this for someone who just wants a little fun.

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BooksNBowls
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Pickpick

Very intriguing and clever storytelling. This book will keep you guessing! And I always love a good plot twist at the very end! 8.5/10

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McKinneyKatie13
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Mehso-so

I'm curious on other people's opinion of this book...

I am personally not a big fan :/ The first 2/3 were a bit slow. The last 1/3 did pick up a little bit, but there was no wow moment for me. I also found it hard to connect with the characters. The writing style flowed well, and the creativity in the story line definitely took a lot of work. But it just didn't do it for me, personally. Overall, it was an easy and relaxing read.

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Steph.Norte
Pickpick

Took me awhile to get into this one but ultimately a really good suspenseful novel. #Jan.4.4

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DimeryRene
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Catching up on old BotM selections.

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Krystle13
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Pickpick

Excellent book!
My Bestfriend told me to read it, since I was in a slump and not getting anywhere with my last book.
Glad I listened.

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VRM1975
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Howseldomtheydo
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Photo of the actual 16 Cheyne Walk in Chelsea London (credit esteranton Instagram) #12booksof2020

maich I listened this one it was good but not my favourite. 12mo
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Arvena
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Mehso-so

Creepy, very very dark and disturbing story about dysfunctional families. I don't regret reading it, but I like “Watching You“so much more

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iamcourtneyb
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I love looking at pics of peoples‘ book stacks. I look to see which ones I‘ve read. I look to see what kinds of titles and authors the person chooses to get a feel for what that person might be like. Here are a few shots from some of my shelves ☺️

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GidgetsTreasures75
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12-13-20: My 106th finished book of 2020! When Libby turns 25 she inherits a house she never knew existed and a family she never knew she had. Now, with the help of a reporter, she has to solve the question of who she really is. Fast paced and interesting read told from three perspectives. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #thefamilyupstairs #lisajewell 👍🏼📖#️⃣1️⃣0️⃣6️⃣

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FelinesAndFelonies
Mehso-so

Eh... I keep trying to give Lisa Jewell a chance to write something awesome but I really think she just writes mediocre stories. The book was okay. Nothing impressive.
This is the third Jewell book I've read and I always find myself laughing. The plot lines are just unimpressive and it all feels silly. I think this will be the last of her books I read. And I'm not sad about it.

perfectsinner I only have read Watching You and I was unimpressed. 13mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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It's cold and rainy. And I'm recovering from Evelyn. Switching to something less emotional. And enjoying time with my #1 girl.

Cinfhen Just checking in to see how you‘re feeling??? 14mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Cinfhen my isolation was extended because I'm still symptomatic. I still have the fever 13 days later. But, I feel much better. Thank you for asking. 14mo
Cinfhen Oh wow! I‘m so sorry you are still dealing with Covid but I‘m really glad to hear you‘re on the mend. 14mo
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Barbie.Hudson
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You guys!!! I loved this book. I may be easy to please but I love her writing. Her chapters are the perfect size and she is very creative. 4⭐️

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Barbie.Hudson
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How do people come up with this stuff? 🙃🙃 Anyone read this yet? I‘m about 1/4 through and it is....interesting.

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Barbie.Hudson
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Got my picks from the library in case we go into another shut down. 😞 Last time we were shut down I hadn‘t picked up my books yet and it traumatized me. This time I will be more prepared. Now, where to start? Have you read any of these books?

DebinHawaii I have only read Where the Crawdads Sing (actually I listened to the audiobook) & enjoyed it. So@e of the others are on my TBR. 1y
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ItsAnotherJen
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I'm a fan of Lisa Jewell. I've heard so many great reviews about this one that I couldn't wait to read it! Be warned, however, that it takes a while to get sucked into the story. I was 1/3 of the way through before I started to even get interested in what was going on. 1/2 way through before I started liking it. The last 1/3 of the book makes it worth the wait!

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Eggs
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In The Family Upstairs, Jewell brings us the can‘t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.

#familymatters #thankfulthoughts

Barbie.Hudson This is on hold for me at the library! Can‘t wait! 1y
Eggs @Barbie.Hudson Yay!! 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve enjoyed the other Jewell books I‘ve read but I haven‘t gotten to this one yet.
#family #forevernovember

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic!! 1y
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Meaw_catlady
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Omg @Gaylagal2 I love love love everything ! The makeup is so Dope! Tysm!!! Happy Halloween !!!
#HHS #hauntedhallowswap

wanderinglynn Fun box! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 1y
Gaylagal2 @Meaw_catlady I was hoping you'd love the colors! 🤞 You picture was so beautiful how you did your eyes so I thought that would be perfect. 😁 And dont forget to watch for your second package ok? They fixed it 😉❤️ 1y
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Clwojick
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Question: I‘ve started this twice now and I‘m struggling to get into it. Has anyone read this? Was it amazing, or should I bail? Does it get better? I‘m only about 25% in....

Hooked_on_books I wasn‘t impressed 1y
wo.ai.ni I saw a review on this book. The person said they couldn't go through the book either. 1y
BookwormAHN I enjoyed it but it was a weird book. It doesn't really get going until about 2/3 of the way in. 1y
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candc320 Not my favorite of her books but the second half does pick up some. 1y
Koffeejazzandbooks It was a weird one but interesting 1y
Bookwormjillk I thought it was worth reading but not amazing take your breath away. If you can‘t get through I think you‘re safe moving on. 1y
veritysalter I‘ve read it, it was ok, my first Lisa Jewell, I was worried, because others have said she‘s so good, I think this is an odd one. 1y
Clwojick @veritysalter I normally really like her books but I ended up bailing on this one. I may retry it down it road, but not airing Scarathlon lol. I don‘t have the time to be reading things I‘m not interested in lol 1y
TravelsWithBooks I listened to it and it kept me engaged. I had to get used to the time jumps and who was narrating, but I liked it overall. 1y
hoppeduponbooks I listened to it and liked the book. However it was not my favourite of her books. 1y
JenlovesJT47 I personally loved it and read it in one sitting! 😬 1y
Andrew65 @hoppeduponbooks I would agree, I enjoyed it but not my favourite Lisa Jewell book. 1y
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rsteve388
The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell

Can I propose that true crime.podcasts should be included in #Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter I don't watch too much scary TV but I do listen to a ton of.scary podcasts!

Clwojick Just seeing this now. You didn‘t tag me,lol. I don‘t see why not. You can backlog the points. (edited) 1y
rsteve388 Well alright! Thank you @Clwojick 1y
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Anessacerylife
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September wrap up. Read some good books this month. Since going back to work and school there has been less time for pleasure reading. I read a few books for school this past month but didn‘t complete until after September. One of my favorites was The Family Upstairs and Watching you. Lisa Jewell is becoming my favorite thriller author. Both are well done, great twist to the books.

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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed this book. It's about Libby whose family died when she was a baby and then at 25 she comes into her inheritance, a house in Chelsea. There she attempts to figure out what happened to her family.
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Sleepswithbooks This was a fun book. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've had this one on my TBR for a while. 1y
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la_rose_noire
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Pickpick

Another awesome #psychologicalthriller by #LisaJewell. On her 25th birthday, Libby learns she owned her birth parents' abandoned mansion. Libby will then follow different leads to find out about her birth family and itd dark secrets. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🖤

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la_rose_noire
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Sprained foot ! Can't walk ! I have no other choice but to sit outside and read while the hubby and kids do the Sunday chores. 😜 #currentlyreading #lisajewell #sundayread

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akfreeborn
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This was a great mystery with interesting characters , an interesting unreliable narrator and a great setting in an old house in Chelsea. Lisa Jewell does a great job with this one. Perfect book to start fall.

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MallenNC
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I‘ve always meant to read Lisa Jewell but this was the first one of hers I‘ve read. I loved it. For the first half you‘re reading these alternating narratives that you know must connect but you‘re not sure how. It‘s very disorienting! When it all comes together it‘s a pretty wild story and I loved it. A creepy page turner!

I will be reading more of her books very soon.