The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill
Format: Hardback/eBook (Review Copy)
Source: Sent to me by publishers
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: 5th September 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (Provided by Publisher):
“An allegorical thriller set in modern-day Edinburgh, The Devil Upstairs sees Cat Thomas relocate from Florida after fleeing death threats related to her job as a fraud investigator. Finding an incredible flat in a beautiful area of the city, Cat can’t believe her luck, until her upstairs neighbor appears. His loud music at all hours and utterly inconsiderate behavior leave Cat delirious with lack of sleep. After trying everything, her desperation leads her to ask for help from her colleague at a witches’ conclave where the devil is asked to intervene, and within just a few days, the neighbour is found dead. Disturbed by her dreams becoming a reality, Cat throws herself into her work, but as more bodies are found with links to her and her life, she confronts her colleague to find out exactly what kind of help she has accepted.”
My Thoughts & Review
The Devil Upstairs is a dark yet intriguing read with a gripping and entertaining plot that I just couldn’t get enough of. It was well written and had some had great characters which I felt were very well written and developed. I really felt for the main character Cat, who was having a trouble with a noisy neighbour, especially as I myself, can hear nearly everything our neighbour does through the walls of our house, and it can be very frustrating and while you’re trying to get some good sleep.
There are some really cleverly written twists that I wasn’t expecting at all, and the ending was really good and satisfying.
This was such a fab read. It had me hooked right from the start. This was my first book by Anthony O’Neill and if his other books are like this one then definitely won’t be my last.
If you love a good dark suspense novel with a chilling plot I think this would be an ideal read.
I would like to thank Jaz at Black & White Publishing for sending me both an eBook through NetGalley and a physical hardback copy in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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