Book Club: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

books, book club

Henpicked’s book of the month for August 2020…

Thank you so much to everyone who has joined in the discussion about The Other Wife by Claire McGowan.

If you haven’t shared your thoughts yet, please do join in the conversation at the bottom of the article on Disqus. What did you think of it? Would you recommend it to a friend? We know some of us haven’t finished yet but we’d still like to hear from you.

For this month we’ve chosen The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell.

A baby is found in a London house. Well fed and cared for. In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses.  

Who has been looking after the baby? And where did they go?

Here are the reviews:

‘Lisa Jewell is brilliant at creating a menacing atmosphere and this is almost unbelievably tense at times.’ Good Housekeeping

‘It’s absolutely bloody brilliant and I can’t tell you much I wish I’d written it.’ Tammy Cohen

‘It’s SO GOOD!’ India Knight

‘I loved The Family Upstairs!’ Sarah Jessica Parker

Want to be a book club champion?


We’re looking for 10 book champions so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We give each a FREE copy of the book of the month in return for hearing what you think of it.

Just like last month, we’ll let our book club subscribers have some key points about the book to think about throughout the month and in the meantime, enjoy!

See also  Book Club: Us by David Nicholls

Feel free to jump into the discussion about the book at any time during the month using Disqus. This is ready and waiting for you and shows up at the bottom of this page. It’s free to sign up and once you are logged in, you can comment on any of the articles on the Henpicked website.

Other book suggestions

Please let us know if you have any recommendations!

We welcome you all and remember there is no right or wrong with reading – everyone’s opinion counts.

Happy reading!