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The Apartment Upstairs: The addictive and twisty new thriller from the bestselling author of The Rumour Kindle Edition
THE TWISTY NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE RUMOUR
'Startlingly original . . . It's hard to think of a recent novel than can match it for an almost unbearable level of suspense' Sunday Times
'I loved this absorbing, twisty mystery - Lesley Kara has done it again!' Shari Lapena, No.1 bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
Scarlett's aunt lived - and was brutally murdered - in the apartment upstairs. But Scarlett is determined that life should return to some kind of normal, even if that means living with just a ceiling between her and the scene of such a devastating crime. After all, this is her home. She's safe here. Isn't she?
Dee is busy balancing her job as a funeral director with organizing an event to mark the disappearance of her best friend, ten years ago. So she's got enough on her plate without worrying about the threatening messages that are appearing on her company's Facebook page.
When Scarlett approaches Dee about planning her aunt's funeral, an unexpected link between them emerges. Together, the two women could uncover secrets that have long been buried. Even while someone wants to stop them digging . . .
'A powerful, compelling tale about dark secrets that won't stay buried'
T. M. Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday and The Curfew
'Twisty and tense, another great read from Lesley Kara'
B.A. Paris, bestselling author of The Therapist and The Dilemma
'Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.' Paula Hawkins, Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
Readers are raving about The Apartment Upstairs!
'Lots of twists and turns and red herrings to keep you guessing' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A brilliant read, I devoured this in the space of a few hours as I could not put it down at all!!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This story is so good and very addictive' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A tense and twisting tale with a menacing undercurrent' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kara uses the old box of tricks so effectively, misdirecting your attention with expert cunning and then biffing you on the back of the head with her twists. ― Daily Mirror (praise for THE DARE)
A powerful, compelling tale about dark secrets that won't stay buried, with a palpable sense of dread that builds on every page ― T. M. Logan, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE HOLIDAY, THE CATCH and TRUST ME
I loved this absorbing, twisty mystery - Lesley Kara has done it again!― Shari Lapena, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
Twisty and tense, another great read from Lesley Kara. ― B.A. Paris, bestselling author of THE THERAPIST --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Lesley Kara is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour, Who Did You Tell? and The Dare. The Rumour was the highest selling crime fiction debut of 2019 in the UK, and a Kindle No.1 bestseller. Lesley is an alumna of the Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' course. She lives in Suffolk.
You can follow Lesley on Twitter @LesleyKara or visit her website at www.lesleykara.com
- ASIN : B097B4JGL7
- Publisher : Transworld Digital (23 Jun. 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 2780 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 294 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 16,637 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Scarlett’s aunt was murdered in the apartment upstairs, but Scarlett is determined to continue to live below where her aunt was brutally murdered. Following her aunts death it falls on Scarlet to arrange her funeral etc and so she contacts Dee, a funeral director. Dee spends her life split between her job and organising an event to mark the disappearance of her best friend, ten years ago. On meeting Dee to arrange the funeral an unexpected link between them emerges. The two women start to uncover secrets that have long been buried but someone wants to stop them digging.
This is an excellent thriller that has introduced yet another talented author to my forever increasing list.
Lesley Kara always constructs engaging novels and this is no exception. It's a good slow burner/psychological thriller with a never a dull moment plot. The characterisation is good throughout but especially of Dee and Scarlett and I like that the author gave some focus to ME via Scarlett who has frequent struggles with its symptoms. There are interesting dynamics between Dee and her partner Lindsay who have plenty of ups and downs and the relationship between Scarlett and her father and brother undergo fascinating changes too. A particularly good inclusion is hearing Rebecca’s voice through Scarlett and I like that touch.
As we find out in this gripping page turner people lie, cheat and do stupid things that fractures friendships and raises suspicion. People do much worse and kill and there are occasions where the author creates a real sense of pervading evil. There’s plenty of tension which escalates and builds to an ending with unexpected twists and turns.
Overall, this is very easy to read, it flows well with crisply written chapters that keep you invested and reading long past bedtime!
Dee and Lindsay own Fond Farewells, a modern funeral service company.
Scarlett has recently lost her Aunt and is still trying to process her murder but knows she wants a special funeral for her.
When Scarlett meets Dee she connects with her straight away and soon it’s clear they have someone in common.
Dee and Lindsay lost a friend and it seems Scarlett’s Aunt may have known her.
This is a clever mystery thriller that definitely had me hooked.
A great book that I really enjoyed.
Thanks to Random House UK and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book.
If you enjoyed her previous work you will love this.
Scarlett's aunt is murdered, Dee is the funeral director, together they uncover hidden secrets.
So many twists and turns to this story.
I would advise really setting aside the time to read this book as you are really pushed to continue and i found myself up most of the night to finish it. Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for an early copy.
No hesitation in leaving five star's.