The Family Remains

The Family Remains


Prepare to be hooked . . .


'I was ENTHRALLED' Gillian McAllister
'A GRIPPING read' Shari Lapena
'A sheer PLEASURE to read' Harriet Tyce
'Artful, slippery, HUGELY SATISFYING' Louise Candlish
'The story EVERYONE has been waiting for' Adele Parks

LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones.

DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene and quickly sends the bag for forensic examination. The bones are those of a young woman, killed by a blow to the head many years ago.

Also inside the bag is a trail of clues, in particular the seeds of a rare tree which lead DCI Owusu back to a mansion in Chelsea where, nearly thirty years previously, three people lay dead in a kitchen, and a baby waited upstairs for someone to pick her up.

The clues point forward too to a brother and sister in Chicago searching for the only person who can make sense of their pasts.

Four deaths. An unsolved mystery. A family whose secrets can't stay buried for ever . . .

'GRIPS from first page to last' Paula Hawkins
'Compulsive, gripping and immersive' CL Taylor
'Twisty and strange and surprising' Emily Henry
'Perfection on a page' Alice Feeney
'Guaranteed to send your blood pressure soaring' Red Magazine
'It's a triumph. Brava!' Erin Kelly
'Lisa Jewell is, simply, outstanding' Alex Marwood
'Compelling, ingenious, breath-stopping' Tamar Cohen
'A witty and propulsive stunner of a novel' Katherine Heiny
'This is Lisa Jewell at her absolute best.' Paul Burston
'A compulsive, dark, satisfying tale' Catherine Steadman

Readers can't get enough of The Family Remains . . .

***** 'There's nothing about this book that I would change. Seriously.'
***** 'My expectations were high and this still managed to surpass them.'
***** 'The writing is outstanding from start to finish and it's an engrossing read.'
***** 'I could not put it down and loved the surprises and twists.'
***** 'Lisa Jewell can write one hell of a thriller!!'

The Family Remains, Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, May 2023
New York Times bestseller, August 2023

About the author

Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell's first novel, Ralph’s Party, was published in 1999 and was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another twenty-one novels, most lately a number of dark psychological thrillers, including Then She Was Gone, The Family Upstairs and None of This is True. Lisa is a number one New York Times and Sunday Times author who has sold over ten million books worldwide and been published in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters and a lovely dog called Daisy. @lisajewelluk on Twitter @lisajewelluk on Instagram @lisajewellofficial on Facebook.
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