Lisa Jewell - The Family Upstairs (in-conversation with Daneet Steffens)

Presentation Free, signing line ticket available with purchase of The Family Upstairs from Third Place Books.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family’s past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Hailed as “rich, dark and intricately twisted,” by Ruth Ware, “this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect.”

Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she's been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London's fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby's life is about to change. But what she can't possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well--and she is on a collision course to meet them. Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone.

In The Family Upstairs, the master of "bone-chilling suspense" ( People) brings us the can't-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets.

"Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect." --Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author

"A haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read." --Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author

Lisa Jewell is the internationally bestselling author of sixteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Then She Was Gone, as well as I Found You, The Girls in the Garden, and The House We Grew Up In. Her debut novel, Ralph’s Party, was an instant Sunday Times bestseller, and more recently, her books have become #1 bestsellers in Canada and the UK. In total, her novels have sold over 2 million copies across the English-speaking world. Her work has also been translated into sixteen languages. Lisa lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Connect with her on Twitter @lisajewelluk, on Instagram @lisajewelluk, and on Facebook @lisajewell.

Daneet Steffens is a book journalist and critic. Her work has appeared in Entertainment WeeklyTime, the UK’s Independent On SundayTime Out London, Time Out New YorkThe Globe and Mail (Canada), and the Chicago Tribune. She currently contributes to the Boston GlobeLitHub, and CrimeReads, and writes a monthly crime-fiction column for the Seattle Review of Books