Lisa Jewell’s recently released book “The Family Upstairs: A Novel” is ideal for everyone who loves secrets, riddles and unexpected turns. If you are among them, don’t leave this volume without your attention!
The principal message of the story is the following: be careful who you let in. It revolves around Libby Jones, who soon after her twenty-fifth birthday returns home from work to find a letter. This is the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She opens it with a single thought: I am finally going to know who I am.
The thing is that twenty-five years ago her parents were killed. When the police arrived they found a healthy ten-month-old Libby happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom, while the four other children reported living at Cheyne Walk disappeared.
And now Libby finds out that she is the sole inheritor of her parents’ abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames, worth millions. Everything in her life is about to change. But what she doesn’t know is that others have been waiting for this day as well – and she is about to meet them.