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I should never have become friends with the couple upstairs…


The first time I step inside this cosy apartment with its sash windows, just minutes from the sea, I think it would be the perfect place for me and my partner Zac to start againA chance to leave our troubled past behind.


Chris and Vanessa, the couple upstairs, are so welcoming: smiles, flowers, a home-baked cake. It’s strange how he does all the talking, and she seems so shy, but I’m just thrilled to have new friends nearby.


But everything starts to go wrong… my business begins to crumble, I can’t ignore the whispers at our housewarming party and loud arguments from upstairs keep me awake at night. I can’t sleep, I can’t think straight and I feel like someone is watching me in my own home.


And then Zac comes home one afternoon, his face clenched with fury, and says he knows what’s going on. He knows about my secret…


He won’t listen to me. He storms out and I’m left in tears, completely devastated.


Why has my life fallen apart since we moved here? Am I going mad? Or is someone trying to destroy us?


If only I’d known what I know now.

If only I hadn’t trusted the couple upstairs.


From the USA Today bestselling author Shalini Boland comes an absolutely heart-thumping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and The Wife Between Us.


Readers are gripped by The Couple Upstairs:


WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!... loved every word… completely gripping. I had to read in one sitting because it was impossible to put down The ending was out of this world mind blowing!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow!! Where to even start?!?... I started reading this book this morning and finished it in a day… I would recommend clearing your schedule!!!... Absolutely gripping storyline which I got completely sucked intounputdownable… wasn’t even close to working out what was going on, soooo many red herringsWELL DONE Shalini!... absolutely gripping!Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I have goosebumps This book is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!... Had I known I was in for such a wild ride I would have started reading this book earlier in the day instead of being kept all night!’ ThrillByThePage Book Blogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Shalini Boland is an absolute queen… completely blown away, I don’t know how this author does it but each book just gets better and better… absolutely fantastic read and one I cannot recommend enough! This is a book worthy of all the stars to show just how wonderful a read this is. NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘WOW what did I just read from Shalini Boland!!! Page turner… wickedly wonderful… she's a master of twists.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Another cracker of a read by the fabulous Shalini Bolandyou never know what twist is at the next cornerI loved it so much that twist of an ending… Never would have guessed it and why… 5 stars.’ Blue Moon Blogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Love… full of twists and turns that you never see coming. I was glued to the pages and couldn’t wait to see how it ends.’ This Feral Housewife Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Unputdownable… an addictive thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end… I devoured this one in record time… a twisty psychological thriller.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow a chilling psychological thriller… amazing… I loved it, so much action happening that will shake and make you shiver reading. Superb.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wow! What a book!... Shalini Boland has kept her crown as the queen of psychological thrillers. I’ve read all of her books and this is definitely one of my favourites. It’s fast paced and kept me curious. I’d definitely recommend this one.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Crime & Thrillers
13 September
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews

MercSLR ,

The Couple Upstairs

I Loved this book!!!

From the very first chapter I knew I was going to enjoy the story.

I could not put the book down as the story kept me on the edge of my seat.

The drama and suspense are excellent. I have read many of Shalini Boland’s other books and I think they are all fantastic.

I loved all the characters and could easily relate to them.

I would like to thank Net Galley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Marns17 ,

A tense and gripping read

“Our new home was supposed to be a chance to leave our past behind. But was moving here the worst mistake of our lives?”

The Couple Upstairs is another belter of a read from Shalini Boland that is fast paced, suspenseful and will have you reading long into the night. It is stories like these that make me glad that I don’t socialise with my neighbours, only exchanging a quick hello if we happen to cross paths.

For Nina and Zac, buying their first home together should be a joyous occasion, but right from the get go things start to go wrong. As the story progresses more and more things start to happen which really starts to put a strain on the once happy and carefree couple. Someone is out to destroy them, but why?

The characters have been well crafted and developed. My heart went out to Nina and she is really put through the wringer. It also wouldn’t be a Shalini Boland book if there wasn’t a good twist thrown in and once again she has delivered.

The Couple Upstairs is another example of whatever Shalini Boland touches, turns to gold. Perfectly plotted and executed, if you are looking for a tense and gripping read then look no further. You get this and so more with this outstanding read!

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