A Noise Downstairs

August 20, 2019|
A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay
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This #1 National Bestseller and Globe and Mail Best Book of 2018 is a nail-biting psychological thriller from the master of the shocking twist. Lock the doors and keep the lights on, A Noise Downstairs will keep you awake all night.

Paul Davis is hearing some very strange noises in the night. He hears the clickety-click of a manual typewriter--as if someone is vigorously tapping the keys. The eerie sounds began soon after his wife, Charlotte, bought him a classic antique Underwood. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn''t hear anything unusual.

     Is Paul losing his mind? Maybe. Or is something really there? Eight months ago, he stumbled upon Connecticut''s infamous "Apology Killer"--a psychopath who forced his victims to typewrite personal apologies to him before he cut their throats--disposing of two mutilated bodies on Milford''s Post Road. Most shocking of all, the killer was his colleague, someone he thought he knew. Paul''s been seeing a therapist for months to recover from the nearly fatal encounter, but his nerves and short-term memory have suffered since the traumatic event.

     There''s only one way to learn if the noises are real or a figment of his hyper-imagination. One night, Paul rolls a sheet of paper into the machine. The next morning, when he checks the page, there is a chilling message:

     "We typed our apologies like he asked but he killed us anyway."

     As he desperately searches to find a rational explanation for the note and the noises, Paul slowly begins to consider the unthinkable: The message is authentic, and the women butchered by his colleague are reaching out to him from beyond the grave.
LINWOOD BARCLAY is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of numerous acclaimed novels, including Parting Shot, Broken Promise, No Time for Goodbye and Trust Your Eyes, which has been optioned for film.
Title:A Noise Downstairs
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:464 pages, 6.81 X 4.12 X 1.24 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 6.81 X 4.12 X 1.24 in
Published:August 20, 2019
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781400026746

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