Audio Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

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Title of the Novel: The Family Upstairs

Writer: Lisa Jewell

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

Published: 3 March 2020

Pages: 480

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Contemporary, Thriller

Rating: 4.5 stars

RRP: $32.99

“The Family Upstairs” is a thrilling book that tells the story of three families living in a house with some really scary secrets. The author, Lisa Jewell, takes us on a journey full of suspense, hidden histories, surprising inheritances, and shocking discoveries.

Plot Summary

The story starts when a woman named Libby Jones gets a letter that changes her life on her 25th birthday. She finds out who her real parents are and that she is the only one who will inherit their left-behind mansion in a fancy area of London. This mansion is worth a lot of money. As Libby starts to learn more about her past, she finds a lot of mysteries and realizes that others have been waiting for this day, too.

“The Family Upstairs” is a book that switches between three main characters telling their intense stories. Each story is as interesting and strong as the next. When the three stories come together, it is amazing. Lisa Jewell, the author, is really good at mixing these different stories into one clear story. I loved figuring out each story.

“The Family Upstairs” is surprising, sad, emotional, and has lots of twists. The chapters are short and really grab your attention. The characters change from being reliable and likeable to completely unpredictable, which is great.

The best part for me was the house itself, which was full of secrets and surprises. Lisa Jewell makes sure that the house in Chelsea feels like its own character. It has the most secrets and surprises, which really made the book special for me.

What Makes It Interesting?

  • The story is full of surprises that keep you hooked from beginning to end. As the suspense builds, you will be eager to find out the truth.
  • Lisa Jewell does a great job of creating characters with depth. Each family member has their own secrets and desires, which makes them interesting and relatable.
  • The spooky mansion in Cheyne Walk is almost like a character itself. Its dark past and hidden spots add to the overall creepy feeling.
  •  The audiobook has amazing narrators who really bring the characters to life. Their performances make the experience even better.


“The Family Upstairs” is a dark and twisty family story. Lisa Jewell expertly combines suspense, mystery, and psychological drama. The book explores the chilling idea that some family secrets should stay hidden.

Whether you are relaxing by the pool or on your way to work, “The Family Upstairs” audiobook is a great choice. Get ready to be drawn in by its secrets and lies.

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