The Family Remains: the gripping Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller (The Family Upstairs, 2)

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The Family Remains: the gripping Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller (The Family Upstairs, 2)

The Family Remains: the gripping Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller (The Family Upstairs, 2)

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But what this leads into is more and more family drama, multiple twisting subplots that eventually, over the course of time, wind together and paint a bigger picture. The phone slipped from her hand onto the floor and she grabbed it up again, staring at the number with wide eyes, adrenaline charging through her even though it was barely seven in the morning. But, it turns out that was unnecessary because the author seamlessly summarizes it in the first few chapters. I read The Family Upstairs in February and I loved it, it was probably one of my favourites from Lisa Jewell so far, so it’s safe to say I was excited about this sequel, and it definitely did not disappoint.

Lucy and Henry have kept in contact with adult Libby, as they knew she would inherit the money at the age of 25.I can't explain how excited I was when I found out that there was going to be a sequel to 'The Family Upstairs'! Lucy moves Henry’s house with her two teenage children, reconnecting with her daughter Libby, looking for her own house with the help of inheritance money her daughter kindly shared with her and uncle Henry. Since then she has written another twenty novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls, Then She Was Gone, The Family Upstairs and The Night She Disappeared.

She is hiding some very, very dark secrets and soon Alix is sucked so deeply into the darkness of Josie’s life that she fears she may never see the light again. Lucy is living with her brother, and seeking safety, stability and security after experiencing a challenging set of circumstances and periods of homelessness. The second most challenging aspect was not being able to tinker with the first book so that it would fit better with things I wanted to do with the second book! It pains me to rate a Lisa Jewell novel this low but there is absolutely nothing about this book I feel good about. Lucy thinks to herself that she “hates herself for putting Libby in this position, for coming into Libby’s blameless, uncomplicated life and tainting it with subterfuge and darkness” (347).Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. In this masterful standalone sequel to her haunting New York Times bestseller, The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell proves she is writing at the height of her powers with another jaw-dropping, intricate, and affecting novel about the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love and uncover the truth. Lisa Jewell's first novel, Ralph’s Party , was published in 1999 and was the best-selling debut novel of the year. The only interesting (though immensely unlikeable) character in this story is Henry whose obsession with Phin is the only engaging part of the narrative but only up to a point because after all that build-up, the climax will either have you rolling your eyes and/or laughing at its absurdity and/or throwing the book at the nearest wall in frustration (please take care not to do that if you’re using your e-reader, it’s not worth it! I had always assumed that Henry would go to Botswana, but I changed tack at the last minute and sent him to Chicago instead.

After a year’s separation, Rachel receives word that her husband has been found dead from stab wounds in his house in Antibes, France.Me gusta mucho como escribe y comunica Lisa Jewell y este libro te mantiene en tensión e intriga contínua y el libro pasa volando. Libby Jones (birth name Serenity Lamb) has grown close to her biological mother, Lucy Lamb, her uncle, Henry Lamb, half-brother Marco, and half-sister Stella. Jewell, you have stretched my heart and mind to your will, and I was happy to go wherever you took me.

Lucy had plans of finding a home of her own somewhere close to Libby that she, Marco and Stella could live in. I have to advise you to read or reread the first book again to get into this story because this is not a standalone and without knowing the characters’ back stories and things happened that haunted mansion that invaded by parasites who act like cult members, you find yourself left in the dark! I get that it's fiction, but some of the shit that occurred in this book would've been better suited for a cozy mystery. I've been a fan of Jewell's for a long time, but her last two books just haven't been all that great for me.I flew through this book in three days, as I needed to know more about Phin, Lucy, Libby, Rachel, Henry, and Michael. The most challenging aspect was trying to provide enough detail from the first book for a standalone reader to know what was going on, without clumsily info-dumping every few pages. In the beginning, I debated abandoning this, but wanted to see how Jewel would bring it all together. It is a credit to Jewell that I was able to keep up with a story that has a multitude of characters with multiple aliases and backstories with the help of the handy family tree she includes at the beginning of the book.

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