I haven’t done a book review for a long time and it’s not because I haven’t read anything this year (I have, 36 books to be more exact) but because I didn’t feel the need to review them. Up until the last one, up until The Family Upstairs.

A couple of days ago, I got a email from Goodreads, inviting me to vote for the book of the year. First stop, in genre search, was mysteries and thrillers. I had to vote for The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides and I truly hope it wins ( will do a review about it soon), but whilst there another book caught my eye.

The family upstairs by Lisa Jewell had a very appealing front cover and after reading the blurb I went on searching for it. I had no idea I had had it downloaded on my Kindle a couple of months ago. So I started reading..

And I couldn’t stop. Apart for Lisa Jewell being a great writer, that keeps you on your toes the whole time, I was mostly intrigued by the ideas in this book. How can a charismatic person control so many people and how come most of them are unaware of this manipulation. This was what sticked me, apart from the great narrative, from the point of the view of three different characters, from the plot that was very clever constructed.

I truly recommend this book, for anyone who enjoys a good thriller. It easily gets 5 stars.