The Family Upstairs By Lisa Jewell

The Family Upstairs By Lisa Jewell

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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 hastily scrawled note.

They’ve been dead for several days.

Who has been looking after the baby?

And where did they go?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this creepy read. It is a story that is told very well but your never quite sure where it is going to lead to. It is a unusual story about a mixed family that are bought together by unusual circumstances, I did find it a little confusing when the book tends to jump from character to character, it was hard to keep up with.The storyline was slightly weird but that is what drew me more into the book.  An intriguing read.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Upstairs-Lisa-Jewell-ebook/

hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Upstairs-Lisa-Jewell

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I Found You By Lisa Jewell

I Found You By Lisa Jewell

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Everyone has secrets. What if you can’t remember yours? 

‘How long have you been sitting out here?’
‘I got here yesterday.’
‘Where did you come from?’
‘I have no idea.’

Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one.

Alice finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home.

But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?

My Thoughts:

For a twisty, fast paced read, Lisa Jewell is the author for you. There are two stories that run parallel to each other and meet up near the end with a very dramatic ending. You would never of guessed what we find out during the middle part of this story and how it all wraps up in the end has been well thought out. Thoroughly enjoyable read.

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Watching You By Lisa Jewell

Watching You By Lisa Jewell

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You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.

You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.

That’s when you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.

All the time.

But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

Or that someone is watching you.

My Thoughts:

Wow! I was blown away by this story. I have read Lisa’s previous novel Then she was gone and enjoyed that one but this was even more brilliant. I was hooked from the first chapter and I didn’t want to stop reading. The story line is really well thought through and it leaves you wanting more. If there is one book to read this summer, this is got to be a must. You will not regret it.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-You-Brilliant-psychological-author-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Watching-You-Brilliant-psychological-author

 

The Girls By Lisa Jewell

The Girls By Lisa Jewell

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You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses.

You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly.

You think your children are safe.

But are they really?

Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

My Thoughts:

I am a bit obsessed at the moment reading all of Lisa Jewell’s books, after her latest book Then She Was Gone was released I wanted more from this incredible author and I certainly got it with her other books. The storyline was like no other which kept me turning the pages even though I should of been asleep. Lisa has a way where every chapter your about to finish on leaves something so you just want to read on and find out what is going to happen next. Looking forward to reading more of Lisa’s books.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girls-Lisa-Jewell-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girls-Lisa-Jewell

The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

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You think you have the perfect life.

You’re successful. Attractive. Well liked.

And you’ve just got married for the third time.

But that’s OK because everyone’s happy. Your children are happy. You’re happy.

And so is your new wife…

London, 3am: a tragic accident, and Adrian’s life starts to fall apart.

Because everyone has secrets and secrets have consequences.

Some of which can be devastating.

My Thoughts:

Wow! what a powerful read. I was hooked, it only took me a day and a half to read this book it was brilliant. It kept me guessing till near the end. But what an ending. There are some intriguing characters in the book that caught my attention, you suspect everyone but who was it really? A book I would highly recommend.

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Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-Wife-Lisa-Jewell-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-Wife-Lisa-Jewell

Then She Was Gone By Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone By Lisa Jewell

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She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. 
She had her whole life ahead of her. 
And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.

Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

But what really takes her breath away is when she meets his nine-year-old daughter.

Because his daughter is the image of Ellie.

Now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

What really happened to Ellie? And who still has secrets to hide?

My Thoughts:

I read this very addictive book within a weekend, I could of finished it within a day but wanted to savour it. I found it unpredictable and really unexpected. A real page turner that will have you on the end of your seat. I found all the characters interesting and mysterious wondering who will do what next. Lisa Jewell is definitely an author I would love to read more of.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-She-Gone-Lisa-Jewell-ebook/

Hardback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-She-Gone-Lisa-Jewell

 

 

The truth about Melody Browne By Lisa Jewell

The truth about Melody Browne By Lisa Jewell

When she was nine years old, Melody Browne’s house burned down, taking every toy, every photograph, every item of clothing and old Christmas card with it. But not only did the fire destroy all her possessions, it took with it all her memories – Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday. Now in her early thirties, Melody lives in a council flat in the middle of London with her seventeen-year-old son. She hasn’t seen her parents since she left home at fifteen, but Melody doesn’t mind, she’s better off on her own. She’s made a good life for herself and her son and she likes it that way. Until one night something extraordinary happens.

Whilst attending a hypnotist show with her first date in years she faints – and when she comes round she starts to remember. At first her memories mean nothing to her but then slowly, day by day, she begins to piece together the real story of her childhood. Her journey takes her to the seaside town of Broadstairs, to oddly familiar houses in London backstreets and to meetings with strangers who love her like their own. But with every mystery she solves another one materialises, with every question she answers another appears. And Melody begins to wonder if she’ll ever know the truth about her past…

My Thoughts:

I really liked this book, it only took me two sittings to read it in. I found the plot really interesting and intriguing, one that was a bit different from other chick lit books that I have read. Lisa Jewell is another new author to me but I really like her style of writing, even though she flits back to the past and now, she manages to do it without the reader getting too confused. She writes with emotion which I liked and I did shed a few tears. A joy to read.