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  • Published: 18 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446472521
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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The House We Grew Up In

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...

  • Pub date: 18 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446472521
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell was born in London in 1968. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was published in 1999. It was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another sixteen novels, most lately a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls and Then She Was Gone (both of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks).


Lisa is a top 10 New York Times and number one Sunday Times author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters, two cats, two guinea pigs and the best dog in the world.

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Praise for The House We Grew Up In

“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.”

Jojo Moyes

“Simply stunning.”

Daily Mail

“Poignant, heart-wrenching & beautifully told, the author's best tale yet.”

The Sun

“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.”

Hello!

“Beautifully written.”

Heat

“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.”

Sunday Mirror

“Top of the women’s fiction list this summer should be Lisa Jewell’s The House We Grew Up In.”

Press Association

“Unputdownable”

Red Magazine

“Her best novel to date.... It’s an evocative, thought-provoking and fascinating book that gets under your skin. Just brilliant.”

Fabulous.co.uk

“Masterfully plotted, beautifully written ... I absolutely loved it.”

Louise Millar, author of Accidents Happen

“A powerful family saga”

Candis Magazine

“Completely captivating.”

The Lady

“The House We Grew Up In is a truly brilliant novel, it had me hooked from start to finish.”

mebookshelfandi.co.uk

“A cracking summer read–family drama, illicit relationships and a bit of mystery.”

stephinlondon.com

“Raw and sincere, Lisa Jewell writes another winner with this bestseller-worthy novel.”

prettylittlememoirs.co.uk

“a perfect beach read”

Sunday Express

“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”

Hello Magazine

“thought-provoking and riveting”

I Heart Chick-Lit

“modern moving drama”

Metro

“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”

Easyjet Traveller

“We love the darker direction Lisa Jewell has taken in her past few books. More please!”

Good Housekeeping

“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.”

Jaffareadstoo

“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”

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