The Family Remains By Lisa Jewell

The Family Remains By Lisa Jewell


LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones.

DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene and quickly sends the bag for forensic examination. The bones are those of a young woman, killed by a blow to the head many years ago.

Also inside the bag is a trail of clues, in particular the seeds of a rare tree which lead DCI Owusu back to a mansion in Chelsea where, nearly thirty years previously, three people lay dead in a kitchen, and a baby waited upstairs for someone to pick her up.

The clues point forward too to a brother and sister in Chicago searching for the only person who can make sense of their pasts.

Four deaths. An unsolved mystery. A family whose secrets can’t stay buried for ever …

My Thoughts:

I thought the plot sounded good and was intrigued to see where the story was going to lead too. DCI Owusu is investigating a bag of bones that have washed up in the Thames but little do the police know that there is more to this story than meets the eye, after investigating more DCI Owusu needs to find out what happened and why before it is too late. I liked this story it held my attention and made me think about the story when I was not reading it, but for me it was very long and drawn out and there were too many characters, I felt as though I was constantly going back and forth trying to remember who was who, least to say this is one of Lisa’s books I did enjoy. The ending took me by surprise as I was not expecting it at all.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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