The Family Remains: A Novel
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“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.
Praise for The Family Remains: A Novel
"Other authors are at a ten out of ten, for me, and Lisa is a solid hundred." —GILLIAN McALLISTER, Sunday Times bestselling author of Wrong Place Wrong Time
"The Family Remains does double duty—it's not just a satisfying sequel to the author's best selling 2019 novel The Family Upstairs, but a solid standalone tale of mystery and suspense...The page-turner will sate fans and win over new readers alike."
— USA Today
“Spellbinding from the first page to the last, Lisa Jewell knows how to weave a tale that makes readers breathless. Perfectly plotted and paced, with so many shocking twists, The Family Remains is simply masterful.” —SAMANTHA DOWNING, International bestselling author of For Your Own Good
"The Family Remains reminds me why I come to her books time and time again…because Lisa Jewell is a superb writer at the top of her game.” —KARIN SLAUGHTER, New York Times and International bestselling author
“This intricate, multilayered tale is a haunting realization of the lengths people will go to protect the ones they love and uncover the truth. With its superb pacing, twisted characters, and captivating prose, Jewell’s latest is one readers will devour with ease!”
“Lively…Jewell effectively keeps readers off balance all the way to the happy ending. Though this tale of child abuse and mayhem works as a standalone, those who haven't read The Family Upstairs will immediately want to rush out and do so.”
— Publishers Weekly
"[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