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Title: The Family Upstairs
Author: Lisa Jewell
Publication Date: November 5. 2019
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Recommended If You Like: twisted family stories, secrets from the past
When Libby turns twenty-five, she receives the documents she's been waiting for-papers with the identity of her birth parents, and the announcement of the empty mansion she has now inherited. She also finds out that even though she was found as a happy healthy baby in the upstairs of the house, downstairs three people were dead and the other children had vanished. As Libby explores her past, she finds it colliding into her present in ways she never expected.
What I Liked:
This book kept me guessing from the very start! Just when I thought I had something figured out, Jewell completely turned everything on its head. I startled my dog a few times by gasping out loud. Despite being completely exhausted, I curled up on my couch reading for hours to finish this book, because I had to know where everything was going.
Anything I Didn't Like?
At first, I found the jump in perspectives a little confusing. But this didn't last long, and didn't affect my enjoyment of this book.
Definitely read this book! I might recommend a hard copy edition so you can flip back and forth in the beginning if you get confused a little, but a few chapters in you will not be able to put this book down. And that last sentence...it still gives me chills.