Ugh.. I wanted this book to work for me, but sadly it missed the mark.
Title: The Family Upstairs Author: Lisa Jewell Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction Pages: 340 My Rating: 3 stars This book was a relatively interesting and quick read, but it was lacking anything to truly make it stand out. The chapters are short and easy to burn through, and the characters are all unique... Continue Reading →
Something that stood out with this book from the beginning is that it didn’t follow the formula of every other detective story. Things didn’t happen in the order you’d expect, and that helped to keep the story fresh.
Things in this story felt a little strange straight from the beginning, but not enough that you could put your finger on exactly what was wrong. There was obviously something peculiar going on, but the author did a great job of hinting enough that things became questionable, without giving anything away too early.
I have to admit that I was totally caught off guard by some of the events in this book. Some of the twists I could guess at and had my suspicions over, but at least one thing happened that I really didn’t see coming.
While the overall plot was a bit cookie cutter, I did enjoy this novel, and made it through the story very quickly.
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from this book; I learned from reading reviews that a lot of people went into this book thinking it was going to be one thing and realizing it was something completely different.
The book dug its hooks into me from the first chapter; it starts off with a bang-- introducing some mind bending and scary stuff right off the bat.
Overall, I enjoyed this book for what it was and read the whole thing in less than a day. The slow drip of revelations and information was addicting, and I had a hard time putting this one down.