The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell

March 2, 2020

Things can really go off the rails in life! The Family Upstairs is a twisting tale of children caught in circumstance created by parents who seem lost and gullible. Enter in a man and women who take control of these lost parents and also the children.  As the reader swings back and forth between the chapters we are taken through the story by Libby, who has just inherited a huge house, then by Lucy, who seems to be a homeless drifter, and lastly a nameless narrator.  Seems like it would get confusing, but actually no, it works quite well.  Who is Libby and why does she inherit this valuable house? Who is Lucy? Who is the narrator? How do they fit together?  The Family Upstairs kept me asking questions all the way till the end.

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