A Noise Downstairs: A Novel

By Linwood Barclay
Read by George Newbern

9.15 Hours 07/24/2018 unabridged
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The New York Times bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben, in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no rational explanation. College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until, driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That’s when Paul’s “normal” existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, desperate to cheer him up, brings home a vintage typewriter—complete with ink ribbons and heavy round keys—to encourage him to get started on that novel he’s always intended to write. However, the typewriter itself is a problem. Paul swears it’s possessed and types by itself at night. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn’t hear a thing. And she worries he’s going off the rails. Paul believes that the typewriter is somehow connected to the murderer he discovered nearly a year ago. But that guy is in prison and he worked alone so how could the typewriter have anything to do with the crime? Increasingly tormented but determined to discover the truth, Paul begins reinvestigating the deaths himself. But that may not be the best thing to do. Maybe Paul should just take the typewriter back to where his wife found it. Maybe he should stop asking questions and simply walk away while he can …

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The New York Times bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben, in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no rational explanation.

College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until, driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That’s when Paul’s “normal” existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, desperate to cheer him up, brings home a vintage typewriter—complete with ink ribbons and heavy round keys—to encourage him to get started on that novel he’s always intended to write.

However, the typewriter itself is a problem. Paul swears it’s possessed and types by itself at night. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn’t hear a thing. And she worries he’s going off the rails.

Paul believes that the typewriter is somehow connected to the murderer he discovered nearly a year ago. But that guy is in prison and he worked alone so how could the typewriter have anything to do with the crime? Increasingly tormented but determined to discover the truth, Paul begins reinvestigating the deaths himself.

But that may not be the best thing to do. Maybe Paul should just take the typewriter back to where his wife found it. Maybe he should stop asking questions and simply walk away while he can …

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Linwood Barclay’s spine-tingling thriller is masterfully narrated by George Newbern…Newbern portrays an array of characters with impressive range. In particular, his affable style is perfect for Paul, the decent guy at the story’s core. It also lulls the listener into a false sense of security, making it all the more jarring when Newbern delivers taught suspense, depraved motivations, and gobsmacking twists. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A cobra of a story: smooth, slippery, unnerving…and likely to strike when you least expect it. I devoured this book.” A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“An utterly compelling read with a twist you won’t see coming.” Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author
“[A] twisty psychological tale…The large cast and the story’s many moving parts perfectly set the reader up for the final climactic twist.” Mystery Scene
“[Barclay] does a masterful job of layering on the mysteries until we’re almost frantically turning the pages, impatient to find out what the hell is going on. A beautifully executed thriller.” Booklist (starred review)
“Barclay carefully conceals hidden motives and secret lives until the startling conclusion. Harlan Coben fans will find much to like.” Publishers Weekly
“A tantalizing psychological thriller…Barclay’s nerve-wracking tale will have readers scared to close their eyes at night.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay is the author of numerous novels for adults and two thrillers for children, including the international bestseller No Time for Goodbye. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He wrote the screenplay adaptation for his novel Never Saw It Coming, and his book The Accident has been made into a television series in France. He is a former columnist for the Toronto Star.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 9.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English