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The Family Remains

By: Lisa Jewell

ISBN: 978-1982178895

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: 08/09/2022

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: Currently Reading (ARC)


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 standalone 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.

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Praise for Lisa Jewell

“Utterly gripping”




“Insane suspense”












Praise for The Family Remains

"Other authors are at a ten out of ten, for me, and Lisa is a solid hundred."

—GILLIAN McALLISTER, Sunday Times bestselling author of That Night

"[A] triumph."

—ERIN KELLY, Sunday Times bestselling author of Watch Her Fall

"Lisa Jewell is, simply, outstanding."

—ALEX MARWOOD, author of The Poison Garden

"Compelling, ingenious, breath-stopping. No one creates characters as complex, real and utterly human as Lisa Jewell."

—TAMAR COHEN, author of When She Was Bad

“[A]nother masterclass in thriller writing from the current queen of psychological suspense.”

—MARK EDWARDS, author of The House Guest

‘[T]his is Lisa Jewell at her absolute best. I loved it!’

—PAUL BURSTON, author of The Closer I Get

About the Author

Photograph (c) Andrew Whitton

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. WEBSITE