“The page-turner will sate fans and win over new readers alike…a solid stand-alone tale of mystery and suspense.” —USA TODAY
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell comes an intricate and affecting novel about twisted marriages, fractured families, and deadly obsessions in this stand-alone sequel to the “brilliantly chilling” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) The Family Upstairs.
Early one morning on the shore of the Thames, DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene of a gruesome discovery. When Owusu sends the evidence for examination, he learns the bones are connected to a cold case that left three people dead on the kitchen floor in a Chelsea mansion thirty years ago.
Rachel Rimmer has also received a shock—news that her husband, Michael, has been found dead in the cellar of his house in France. All signs point to an intruder, and the French police need her to come urgently to answer questions about Michael and his past that she very much doesn’t want to answer.
After fleeing London thirty years ago in the wake of a horrific tragedy, Lucy Lamb is finally coming home. While she settles in with her children and is just about to purchase their first-ever house, her brother takes off to find the boy from their shared past whose memory haunts their present.
As they all race to discover answers to these convoluted mysteries, they will come to find that they’re connected in ways they could have never imagined.
In this masterful standalone sequel to her haunting New York Times bestseller, The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell proves she is writing at the height of her powers with another jaw-dropping, intricate, and affecting novel about the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love and uncover the truth.
About the Author
Lisa Jewell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone, as well as Invisible Girl and Watching You. Her novels have sold over 10 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-nine languages. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK, on Instagram @LisaJewellUK, and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.
"Bea Holland, Dominic Thorburn, Hugh Quarshie, Eleanor Tomlinson, Josh Dylan, and Thomas Judd create timeless characters as they narrate this intricate story about childhood trauma and its repercussions. The discovery of a decades-old body forces the characters to unearth secrets while desperately protecting family members from them. Portraying siblings, Holland and Thorburn transition seamlessly between British and American accents. Quarshie injects a detective with credible practicality and skepticism. Dylan infuses his tween character with wisdom and clarity. Tomlinson embodies her character with emotion that ranges from the giddiness of new love to the terror and rage of betrayal. Judd takes us from mystery to resolution with his character. Working well together, these narrators will make listeners thankful they have merely average lives." — AudioFile Magazine