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

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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. It answered questions I didn’t even know I had! Me ha gustado mucho. Es la segunda parte de 'The family upstairs' que sí está en castellano. Esta segunda parte no está aún en castellano y la he leído en Kindle en inglés. A very slow burn of a book, that carries on the story of what happened to the children in the 1st book ‘The Family Upstairs’. Lisa Jewell is an automatic read for me, so I knew I had read the first book but I all honesty I had a really hard time remembering. The sequel to The Family Upstairs has the same propulsive plot but you don't need to have read the first to enjoy this' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING In The Family Upstairs, there’s a completely evil cult leader, and then the novel asks dark questions about complicity, as other characters are pushed towards abnormal and then disturbing choices. In the sequel, the evil person is already dead, and can’t possibly be held accountable for what he’s done. But there are still missing people and a new body’s been uncovered, and someone must be held responsible, right? And the way the first novel unfolded was just so complex, there seemed like no way the police could understand the whole story and no way the survivors could get away with all their secrets.

How exciting to have a sequel to The Family Upstairs at last. Everyone that I know who has read it was left wanting more, and Lisa Jewell has delivered. The Family Remains will give readers closure on what happens next and lets us see how the survivors are coping. Prepare to be hooked by the much-anticipated stand-alone sequel to The Family Upstairs from multi-million bestselling author Lisa Jewel.The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell, ends with a solid resolution and then a dramatic cliffhanger at the very last second. The new sequel, The Family Remains, promises to unravel that cliffhanger ending. The Family Remains" was another great read from Lisa Jewel. I had thoroughly enjoyed the first book, "The Family upstairs" and was a little apprehensive that a sequel might be a tad disappointing as they sometimes don't live up to my expectations, but that was definitely not the case with this book. I also liked how we got to see more of Henry’s true personality, and discover how obsessive he really is. Despite him not being massively likeable, I still really felt for him because his childhood and adolescence must have been utter hell, so is it any wonder he has turned into the complex person he is today? Upon sending the evidence for forensic testing he discovers the bones belong to a young woman who was killed by a blow to the head many years ago. The bag also contains clues connecting to a cold case that left three people dead on a kitchen floor in a Chelsea mansion thirty years ago. A fiendishly well plotted, compulsively readable novel, teeming with secrets and lies' DECLAN HUGHES, THE IRISH TIMES

Another brilliantly plotted and paced book from the much love psychological suspense novelist' PRIMA Small note for other American readers: I absolutely bought all of the cult, the house of horrors, the remains found, the reversals, etc., but then a character eats an In-n-Out burger in Chicago? No way. That is false. There is no In-n-Out in Chicago. There is no In-n-Out in Illinois. There is no In-n-Out in the Midwest, or on the East Coast, while we’re at it. Apparently my suspension of disbelief in fiction accepts two ex-wives in the same place on their separate murderous revenge plans, but does not accept a Californian burger in Chicago.It's early morning on the river Thames and DI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene of a brutal discovery. A bag of bones has been discovered. Human bones.

Another masterclass in thriller writing from the current queen of psychological suspense.' MARK EDWARDS Lucy and Henry want to find another survivor who hasn’t been seen since the night they all escaped the house of horrors. Meanwhile, a body has been found that seems to come from the old mansion on Cheyne Walk, but has clearly been moved, sparking an investigation that leads to questions into all the missing people from the first book. The feeling is very different from the dark, gothic mystery in the first one. This time I wondered if the survivors would be forced to relive their trauma and re-explain themselves, as the police got closer to the truth. Once again, Lisa Jewell has written a clever and twisty tale of many characters. Multiple timelines and plots all work together to get a better understanding of what happened in the house in Chelsea and to these characters. At first I wasn’t sure if the characters were really likeable but they grew on me and I got so caught up in why Henry was in Chicago looking for Finn and then why Lucy was there looking for Henry….very convoluted but it just worked! There was a second storyline between Rachel and Michael, I’m not sure it was really necessary but I do understand how it worked in.The clues point forward too to a brother and sister in Chicago searching for the only person who can make sense of their pasts. This was a great thriller where I was able to jump into the action almost immediately because I’d already met the characters in the first one. The book’s atmosphere was entirely different from the first, but the author’s also good at investigation thrillers, so while I was surprised to find such a different feel, I still enjoyed it. LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones. I initially thought I may be overwhelmed by the alternating points of view, but I wasn’t at all. We mainly hear from Henry, Lucy, Rachel and DI Samuel Owusu, who is investigating the remains of a young woman that have been found in the River Thames. The bag of bones that has been found leads DI Owusu to a mansion in Chelsea where, as we know, very disturbing things happened to a forever bonded group of people. The Family Upstairs has gripped audiences around the world, becoming a smash hit with readers everywhere. In 2022 no. 1 bestselling author Lisa Jewell will publish a sequel.

The Last Tigers of Hong Kong: True Stories of Big Cats that Stalked Britain’s Chinese Colony • John Saeki I loved the journey that the plot took. I thought it was very clever, and I especially liked seeing Rachel’s relationship with Michael being portrayed, and us being able to see how that linked into Lucy’s story. Both Rachel and Lucy are very strong female characters who I enjoyed reading about.

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