A Noise Downstairs

Category: Book
By (author): Barclay, Linwood
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  FICTION / Thrillers / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Published: July 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*The internationally bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and chills of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe with the driving suspense of Dennis Lehane and Harlan Coben, in which a man hears sounds that quite possibly emanate from the dead.

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.
Review Quote*"Vintage Barclay-an utterly compelling read with a twist you won't see coming. I loved it!" -Shari Lapena, internationally bestselling author of A Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House
Biographical NoteLINWOOD 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.