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The Family Upstairs

By: Lisa Jewell
Narrated by: Tamaryn Payne, Bea Holland, Dominic Thorburn
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Summary

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PREPARE TO BE HOOKED

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF INVISIBLE GIRL

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 thriller from Lisa Jewell.

©2019 Lisa Jewell (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"I swear I didn’t breathe the whole time.... Gripping, pacy, brilliantly twisty." (Clare Mackintosh)

"Creepy, intricate and utterly immersive...." (Guardian)

"A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption." (Ian Rankin)

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Intriguing story of how people can be brainwashed!

The characters in this amazing story and so deep and complex I had to concentrate hard to work out who was who. I listen to books when walking my dogs so it's wonderful escapism for me. This story is incredible and so many twists and turns brought together as the story reaches it's pinnacle like putting the pieces in a jigsaw. This is the first of her books I've "read" and will be reading the others. Highly recommend but you need to concentrate..

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Gripping book

Fantastic! Stayed up into the early hours to finish it!
Highly recommended, addictive.
Great author

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WOW! Fantastic! Story Narration Twists Turns

I loved this it will definitely be one I will re listen to and recommend to anyone who will listen.
I’ve only heard one Lisa Jewell before and wasn’t so impressed so it’s taken me 2+ years to return.

So so glad I did!

Completely different story to anything I’ve read or heard.

Listen and Enjiy the ride!

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Lisa Jewell is a jewel

I've listened to a few Lisa Jewell audio books now and this is the one I like best. Lovely convoluted plot, but easy to follow. Keep it up Lisa you've got more books in you yet, I think

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Excellent and absorbing

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

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Fantastic

Brilliant book, totally gripping story line, great narrators, couldn't stop listening. Couldn't fault any part of it.

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Fabulous story and good narrators

Such an excellent book, couldn't stop listening! So gripping, the story is fascinating and interesting. Loved it.

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Very intriguing

Really enjoyed the story. Took a bit of getting into with so many characters but was worth sticking with it!

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Another great lisa jewell book

Always get hooked to any of Lisa's jewell audio books, this was one of my favourites!

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Loved it!

Gripping from start to finish - great narration, loved how the story unravelled. It’s a must listen

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