The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs #1

Lisa Jewell

464 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious fast-paced

Description

Be careful who you let in…In a large house in London’s fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a has...

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Community Reviews Summary of 20,509 reviews

Moods

mysterious 90%
dark 86%
tense 56%
emotional 27%
sad 21%
challenging 12%
adventurous 11%
reflective 4%
hopeful 3%

Pace

medium 51%
fast 39%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Plot: 31% | Character: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 26% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | No: 32% | Yes: 17% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.82

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