Book Review – The Family Upstairs

Ya girl is back!! With another book review 💗 I hope you are all well ✨ Let’s get into the book review, the book I will be reviewing is..

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

“Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am.

She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London’s fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby’s life is about to change. But what she can’t possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well—and she is on a collision course to meet them.

Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone.

The can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.”

I think this is actually the first book I’ve read by Lisa Jewell believe it or not! It was a bad one to start on though as I didn’t enjoy it that much. I’ve heard so many good things about Lisa Jewell’s writing, but sadly this one didn’t reach my expectations. I will definitely be checking out more books by her though! The whole thing was just a bit flat to me and didn’t really have a climatic part. There was also a few things I didn’t understand and some of the relationships were confusing AF. I managed to keep up with all the characters which was good.

After I read a book, I usually take a look at the reviews then – I avoid doing this too much beforehand as I don’t want any spoilers and I want to have my own opinion on it, not get someone elses opinion in my head. There was a few average reviews, so I’m glad I wasn’t the only one feeling this.

I don’t have too much else to say about this one – it was just ok. Not bad, but not great either. I was expecting it to be more creepy and exciting than it was.

The genres of this one are mystery, thriller, fiction, suspense and adult.

I rate this one a 6/10.

Thanks for checking out my review 😊

Chelsea x


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