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The Family Upstairs

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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell. The number one best-selling author of Then She Was Gone.  

You thought they were just staying for the weekend. They looked harmless enough - with only two suitcases and a cat in a wicker box. 

But soon things turn very, very dark. It happens slowly, yet so extraordinarily quickly. 

Now you and your sister must find a way to survive.... 

©2019 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Her best yet!

Totally gripping and brilliantly read. It feels like her writing has gone to another level with this novel: it’s more complex and subtle, and thoroughly
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Brilliant!! Thoroughly enjoyed!

This was a brilliant listen, I was a bit dubious at first, but stuck to it and I am really glad that I did.

Great story, great twists, kept me guessing all the way through and great narration.

Wish there were more audible books like this.

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A real stunner what a read !

I love the more recent novels by Lisa Jewell and this was an absolute triumph. Her recent novels manage to develop great characters with real depth and combine with really unusual psychological thrilling storylines. This book was so different from the usual thrillers and all of the characters were great. I loved the way the story unfolded from three different perspectives and I enjoyed all three narrators. I simply have nothing negative to say about this book apart from it kept me awake at night as I could not stop listening until it was finished.

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Lisa Jewell you never fail to impress me!!!!

I have been a fan of Lisa Jewell for many years and have read all of her books, this book does not disappoint!!!!! The story is so good as always and the characters well... Lisa Jewell has a way of breathing life it to characters like no other authors can do!!!! It was simply fantastic and the only thing that’s made me sad about this book is that it has finished and I have to wait another year for this fabulous authors next book.....fingers crossed.

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So much more than I expected

I really enjoyed this book, a perfectly addictive summer listen, and a story that there was so much more to than I had expected. It reminded me of a Kate Morton novel, only darker.

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Mysterious and gripping.

I absolutely loved this. It’s a particularly captivating and unusual story. Gripping and mysterious, it’s well constructed and well paced. The characters are credible, engaging and easy to relate to and it is well narrated throughout. My one small criticism for the male narrator - ennui is not pronounced “en-you-eye”!!

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Thoroughly enjoyable and gripping!

Loved the characters and the claustrophobic
atmosphere of the house. Interwoven plots leading to a satisfying ending.

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Stunning!

An amazing listen- pulls you in from the very start- intrigue, twists, turns and surprises... I loved it!

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Excellent story

Excellent story and brilliant narration. Plenty of twists and turns right up to the ending which was one I DID NOT see coming. Throughly recommend.

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Excellent and absorbing

Such a well thought out interesting story. Something special and plausible. Highly recommended. Well done Lisa Jewell.