Family Upstairs
Lisa Jewell

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Narrated By: Tamaryn Payne, Bea Holland, Dominic Thorburn

Duration: 9 hours and 36 minutes

What to expect

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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THEN SHE WAS GONE


Shortlisted for the Audible Sounds of Crime Award 2020.

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 lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note.

They've been dead for several days.

Who has been looking after the baby?

And where did they go?

Two entangled families.
A house with the darkest of secrets.
A compulsive new thriller from Lisa Jewell.


'I swear I didn't breathe the whole time I was reading it. Gripping, pacy, brilliantly twisty.'
CLARE MACKINTOSH

'Creepy, intricate and utterly immersive: an excellent holiday read.' GUARDIAN

'A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption.' IAN RANKIN
'Rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.' RUTH WARE

© Lisa Jewell 2019 (P) Penguin Audio 2019

Genre

Classic crime & mystery fiction, Psychological thriller, Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime & mystery fiction

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I swear I didn’t breathe the whole time I was reading. Gripping, pacy, brilliantly twisty.

Creepy, intricate and utterly immersive: an excellent holiday read.

Guardian

Few writers of psychological suspense devise such swift, slippery plots; fewer still people their stories with characters so human and complex. Lisa’s Jewell’s The Family Upstairs glitters like a blade and cuts even deeper.

Rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.

Twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption. Reminiscent of Donna Tartt in scope and quality