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A Noise Downstairs: A Novel

A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS: A NOVEL

by: Barclay, Linwood
Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Product Description Be afraid . . .   College professor Paul Davis’ life is turned upside down when he spots his colleague Kenneth driving in a suspicious manner along a deserted road. Curious, Paul follows Kenneth and catches him trying to dispose of two bodies. That was eight months ago. After nearly losing his own life that night, Paul is battling PTSD and depression. To cheer him up, his wife, Charlotte, gives him a present: a vintage typewriter—complete with ink ribbons and heavy round keys. Inspired, Paul writes about the terrifying experience that damaged his life. However, the typewriter soon becomes a source of anxiety. Paul swears he can hear the keys clacking in the early hours of the morning. Charlotte and his son deny hearing any strange sounds. Only Paul hears the noise coming from downstairs. Are his claims real—or is he going off the rails as Charlotte fears? Paul believes that the typewriter is connected to the dark events that night on the Post Road, as implausible as that seems. After all, Kenneth is in prison and he worked alone. Increasingly tormented yet determined to discover the truth, Paul reinvestigates the deaths himself. But maybe Paul should just get rid of the typewriter. Maybe he should stop asking questions and simply walk away while he can. Because if he doesn’t, his darkest nightmares just might come true. Review “Prepare to be blindsided by an ending you didn’t see coming. Barclay’s nerve-wracking tale will have readers scared to close their eyes at night.” -- Library Journal “Barclay is a master of manipulation. . . . Predictable becomes unpredictable in this compelling book that echoes the best of Harlan Coben.” -- Associated Press “Artfully crafted.” -- New York Times Book Review “Creepy and compelling. . . . Barclay expertly weaves together the various plot strands to reach a wholly unexpected conclusion.” -- The Guardian Praise for No Time for Goodbye:“A deliciously smart thriller, full of surprises and perfect pacing. I’m jealous I didn’t write it.” -- Alafair Burke “ No Time for Goodbye just flies off the page. It’s a one-sit thriller. You sit down with this book and you won’t get up until you’ve turned the last page.” -- Michael Connelly “A terrific page-turner that keeps you in suspense until the very end. If you like Harlan Coben, you’ll love Linwood Barclay.” -- Peter Robinson “Predictable becomes unpredictable in this compelling book that echoes the best of Harlan Coben.” -- Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers “Full of twists and turns.” -- Parade, “Books We Love” “A high-speed emotional roller-coaster. The surprises will leave you breathless.” -- Robert Crais From the Back Cover Be afraid... College professor Paul Davis’s life is turned upside down when he spots his colleague Kenneth driving in a suspicious manner along a deserted road. Curious, Paul follows Kenneth and catches him trying to dispose of two bodies. That was eight months ago. After nearly losing his own life that night, Paul is battling PTSD and depression. To cheer him up, his wife, Charlotte, gives him a present: a vintage typewriter—complete with ink ribbons and heavy round keys. Inspired, Paul writes about the terrifying experience that damaged his life. However, the typewriter soon becomes a source of anxiety. Paul swears he can hear the keys clacking in the early hours of the morning. Charlotte and his son deny hearing any strange sounds. Only Paul hears the noise coming from downstairs. Are his claims real—or is he going off the rails as Charlotte fears? Paul believes that the typewriter is connected to the dark events that night on the Post Road, as implausible as that seems. After all, Kenneth is in prison and he worked alone. Increasingly tormented yet determined to discover the truth, Paul reinvestigates the deaths himself. But maybe Paul should just get rid of the typewriter. Maybe he should stop asking questions and simply walk away while he can. Because if he doesn’t, his darkest night

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Product Code: 9780062906120
ISBN: 0062906127
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
Number of Pages: 448 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reissue
Dimension: 4.21 x 1.06 x 11.42 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds