Skip to main content
PBS logo
Want fewer ads?

Search - The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs
The Family Upstairs
Author: Lisa Jewell
Be careful who you let in. — Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. — She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781501190117
ISBN-10: 1501190113
Publication Date: 6/2/2020
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Atria Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 69
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed The Family Upstairs on + 858 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I love Jewell's writing but this is probably my least favorite of her books I have read. It is very dark. It kept me reading and had some twists but was rough going in places. It took awhile to adjust to the different characters' perspectives. The ending left me disturbed.
icantswim avatar reviewed The Family Upstairs on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I almost have nothing to say about this one, and for that reason I am writing a review. Some reviews talk about the subject matter being bothersome or disturbing, and I can see how that could be the case. For me though, that is not my reason for disliking it; all I can say is that I found the storyline and plot just plain bad. I am disappointed.
junie avatar reviewed The Family Upstairs on + 627 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Dark and disturbing but I couldn't put it down. Lots of unexpected twists that were shocking, weird and heartbreaking. Once you start this creepy story you won't know whether to love or hate it. Lisa Jewel has quickly one of my favorite authors.
legz avatar reviewed The Family Upstairs on + 263 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
After such rave reviews for this book I was sorely disappointed with it. Libby gets a letter on her 25th birthday that she has come into an inheritance from her birth parents, thus starting the journey of who she really is. The story is split into different past and present parts with 3 people narrating. Long & boring I just couldn't connect with any of the characters and the story had too many gaps.
Read All 8 Book Reviews of "The Family Upstairs"


Want fewer ads?