from the #1 bestselling author of The Family Upstairs
The unforgettable story about a family with a secret at its core, from Top Ten bestseller Lisa Jewell, author of Ralph's Party, The Making of Us and Before I Met You.
From #1 bestselling author Lisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs, Watching You and Then She Was Gone
AN UNFORGETTABLE STORY ABOUT
A FAMILY WITH A TERRIBLE SECRET
When a tragedy breaks a family apart, what can bring it back together?
The Birds seem to be the perfect family: mother, father, four children, a picture-book cottage in the country.
But one Easter weekend, something happens – something so unexpected, so devastating, that no-one can bring themselves to talk about it.
The family shatters, seemingly for good.
Until, years later, they are forced to return to the house they grew up in, and to confront what really broke the family apart...
“Clever, intelligent and believable on a subject few of us really understand. Lorrie is one of the most vivid - and complex - characters I've read in years. Wonderful.”
“Poignant, heart-wrenching & beautifully told, the author's best tale yet.”
“Compelling… possibly the author’s best yet… An intensely moving study of grief and family relationships, this is also a fantastically gripping story with a couple of powerful shocks.”
“A poignant page-turner.”
Fabulous Magazine, Sun on Sunday
“Jewell cleverly and thoughtful portrays her steady decline and the effect it has on her family which has other secrets waiting to emerge. Imaginative and well executed.”
“Top of the women’s fiction list this summer should be Lisa Jewell’s The House We Grew Up In.”
“Her best novel to date.... It’s an evocative, thought-provoking and fascinating book that gets under your skin. Just brilliant.”
“Masterfully plotted, beautifully written ... I absolutely loved it.”
Louise Millar, author of Accidents Happen
“A powerful family saga”
“The House We Grew Up In is a truly brilliant novel, it had me hooked from start to finish.”
“A cracking summer read–family drama, illicit relationships and a bit of mystery.”
“Raw and sincere, Lisa Jewell writes another winner with this bestseller-worthy novel.”
“a perfect beach read”
“possibly the author's best yet ... An intensely moving study of grief and family relationships, this is also a fantastically gripping story with a couple of powerful shocks”
“thought-provoking and riveting”
I Heart Chick-Lit
“modern moving drama”
“With descriptive prose and strong, likeable characters, this - her 11th novel - once again proves that she's a cut above. An easy read and tear-jerking to boot: it's a top flop and drop companion”
“We love the darker direction Lisa Jewell has taken in her past few books. More please!”
“It's an absolute gem; it's one of those books that you simply can't put down and have to keep reading until your eyes sting with tiredness. Quite simply a perfect read and one that will stay with me for a long time.”
“Completely compelling ... dark enough to shock you, yet light enough that you never want to put it down”
No 1 Magazine
“A thought-provoking - and at times tear-jerking - tale which her legions of fans will no doubt enjoy”