“The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell
LeRoy Evening Book Club
Libby Jones receives a legal letter shortly after her 25th birthday, she knows it is coming, she’ll find out who she is. She is informed she has inherited a abandoned mansion on the Thames but nothing about family. She travels to London and discovers the rest of her family are waiting. Discovering who these people are and the secrets of the family that make this a page turning book. Be warned, may need to make a family tree as you discover all the family and others who lived in the mansion. Why did Henry spend all his inheritance, why did Martina allow Birdie and others to move in and stay and take over the mansion? Harsh rules were made, food intake monitored, all possessions taken away, clothing and shoes taken away and “sacks” made from rough material made by hand. Read how the children got away and what happened to the adults. Suspense. Stop by the LeRoy Public Library, grab a mystery, beach read or a romance novel, sit on the deck and take mini vacation.