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About the Book

The Family Remains

From #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 30 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 30 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 never could have imagined.

In this masterful stand-alone 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.

Audiobook available; read by Dominic Thorburn, Bea Holland, Hugh Quarshie, Josh Dylan, Thomas Judd and Eleanor Tomlinson

The Family Remains
by Lisa Jewell