The House We Grew Up In

The House We Grew Up In

From the number one bestselling author of The Family Upstairs

Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

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...

© Lisa Jewell 2013 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Reviews

  • 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

About the author

Lisa Jewell

LISA JEWELL was born in London in 1968.

Her first novel, Ralph's Party, was the best- selling debut novel of 1999. Since then she has written another eighteen novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls, Then She Was Gone and The Family Upstairs (all of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks).

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

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more