'One of the world's finest thriller writers on the top of his game. A Noise Downstairs is a blinder - his best yet'
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Paul Davis forgets things - he gets confused, he has sudden panic attacks. But he wasn't always like this.
TAKES YOU CLOSER...
Eight months ago, Paul found two dead bodies in the back of a co-worker's car. He was attacked, left for dead, and has been slowly recovering ever since. His wife tries her best but fears the worst...
TO THE TRUTH...
Therapy helps during the days, but at night he hears things - impossible things - that no one else can. That nobody else believes. Either he's losing his mind - or someone wants him to think he is.
Just because he's paranoid doesn't mean it's not happening...
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'Vintage Barclay-an utterly compelling read with a twist you won't see coming. I loved it!'
'Linwood Barclay's novels - as intelligent as Michael Connelly's, as compelling as Harlan Coben's - never fail to astonish. A Noise Downstairs, his best work yet, is a cobra of a story: smooth, slippery, unnerving . . . and likely to strike when you least expect it. I devoured this book'
A. J. FINN
'A suspense master'
'No one can thrill you and chill you better than Barclay'
'One of the best thriller writers in the world'
'Barclay writes terrific thrillers'
LOCK THE DOORS AND KEEP THE LIGHTS ON.
A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS WILL KEEP YOU AWAKE ALL NIGHT.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Canadian author Linwood Barclay is a master of suspense. A Noise Downstairs starts with a shivery premise: University professor Paul Davis suffers from PTSD after witnessing a murderer dumping his victims' bodies. After his wife, Charlotte, buys him a vintage typewriter to help process his feelings, Paul—and Paul alone—hears it clattering away at night. Mixing Stephen King–like psychological horror with a twisty mystery worthy of Gillian Flynn, Barclay weaves together disparate plotlines and sets up a startling climax. We wanted to re-read this surprising novel as soon as we put it down.
College professor Paul Davis, the protagonist of this fast-paced psychological thriller from bestseller Barclay (Parting Shot), has suffered from PTSD since the night his respected colleague and mentor, Kenneth Hoffman, attacked him outside their small town of Milford, Conn. Kenneth, who confessed to the murders of the two women whose bodies were in his car at the time, is now in prison. In order to encourage Paul, whose short-term memory has been spotty since the incident, to start work on a novel he wants to write, his wife brings home an old typewriter. Soon Paul begins hearing noises in the night coming from the typewriter, which happens to be much like the one Kenneth made his victims write their final notes on. Paul's theory that the typewriter might be haunted has his wife and his therapist concerned that he might actually be losing his mind. But is there a more sinister answer? Barclay carefully conceals hidden motives and secret lives until the startling conclusion. Harlan Coben fans will find much to like. Five-city author tour.