The Family Remains: the gripping Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller (The Family Upstairs, 2)

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The Family Remains: the gripping Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller (The Family Upstairs, 2)

The Family Remains: the gripping Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller (The Family Upstairs, 2)

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But as the recording sessions go deeper and deeper into the truth of Josie’s life, Alix soon realizes that Josie is not as ordinary as she appears. I also found myself getting a little emotional near the end, I really liked how Jewell wrapped this up, although it may not be to everyone’s tastes.

Several decades after the three adult bodies were found dead on the kitchen floor of the home at 16 Cheyne Walk, a bag of bones was discovered on the shores on The Thames River.I found the mystery behind the remains intriguing, but the storyline that interested me the most was that of Rachel and her husband, Michael. As I listened to the audiobook of The Family Remains, I was drawn into this perfectly plotted suspense/mystery. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. His character reminded me of Patrick Bateman from American Psycho ( especially his future life, his extra meticulousness, his obsessions, his luxurious life style, his troubled emotional state) I easily connected with him and in my opinion he definitely deserved a second chance after what he’s been through like all the others.

She adds tension with dual timelines and the Police Inspector’s investigation uprooting Lucy’s goal of reuniting her family. It also was an issue that when one narrator had to do the voice of another’s character, there was no similarity.

If you’re excited about there being a sequel to The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell, you can be glad that she listened to her readers who kept clamoring for the story from that book to be continued.

Why do you think Henry, despite his previous moment of clarity about his self-worth, begins to take on this new identity? Although you can piece together the story without reading book one ( The Family Upstairs), it is a better experience if you know (and remember) what happened in that book. Picking up each breadcrumb, and there are many, I analyzed every detail, hoping to figure it all out.

A: I wrote this sequel in an effort to comprehensively complete the stories of all of the characters from both books. This is the sequel to Lisa Jewell's chilling The Family Upstairs, a top notch multilayered and intricate psychological thriller with its old and new characters. Henry is a study in how a messed-up child still as an adult uses his artful skills of manipulation to get what he wants. She is working toward becoming independent of any assistance when she meets the man of her dreams, Michael Rimmer.

Special thanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for sharing this amazing digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest thoughts. The most challenging aspect was trying to provide enough detail from the first book for a standalone reader to know what was going on, without clumsily info-dumping every few pages. Yes, we have a new character, Rachel, Lucy’s ex-husband Michael’s second wife, whose perspective is shared as part of the narrative and is of absolutely no consequence except to serve as a filler for what is overall a weak and underdeveloped story.

I've been a fan of Jewell's for a long time, but her last two books just haven't been all that great for me. Henry was the most interesting, complex, dark and broken character of the book and I absolutely loved his POVs. An above average read, which I think fans of The Family Upstairs will appreciate, but I preferred The Family Upstairs.

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