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A Noise Downstairs
A Noise Downstairs | Linwood Barclay
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The internationally bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and chills of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe with the driving suspense of Dennis Lehane and Harlan Coben, in which a man hears sounds that quite possibly emanate from the dead. Paul Davis is hearing some very strange noises in the night. He hears the clickety-click of a manual typewriter--as if someone is vigorously tapping the keys. The eerie sounds began soon after his wife, Charlotte, bought him a classic antique Underwood. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn't hear anything unusual. Is Paul losing his mind? Maybe. Or is something really there? Eight months ago, he stumbled upon Connecticut's infamous "Apology Killer"--a psychopath who forced his victims to typewrite personal apologies to him before he cut their throats--disposing of two mutilated bodies on Milford's Post Road. Most shocking of all, the killer was his colleague, someone he thought he knew. Paul's been seeing a therapist for months to recover from the nearly fatal encounter, but his nerves and short-term memory have suffered since the traumatic event. There's only one way to learn if the noises are real or a figment of his hyper-imagination. One night, Paul rolls a sheet of paper into the machine. The next morning, when he checks the page, there is a chilling message: "We typed our apologies like he asked but he killed us anyway." As he desperately searches to find a rational explanation for the note and the noises, Paul slowly begins to consider the unthinkable: The message is authentic, and the women butchered by his colleague are reaching out to him from beyond the grave.
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pitou215
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I love linwood barclay though disappointed by the ending this book is full of twists and plots and keeps you turning those pages!

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TheAromaofBooks
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This definitely kept me glued to the pages, but it was one of those thrillers that felt like it went one twist too far to stay somewhat realistic. Still a 4* rating for a book I had trouble putting down.

Fourth book for #20BooksofSummer

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Yvonne_Rediger
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Excellent read. It surprised me!

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Mshookquilts
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Wow! Yes I figured some of it out, but it was a crazy, mind twisting story I could not put down. Paul is trying to figure out if he‘s going crazy and, if not, how could these things be happening.

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Mshookquilts
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“Paul wondered whether there was something worse than nightmares and memory loss.
Going batsh*t crazy.”

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suzie.reads
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Barclay does it again! Just brilliant so many twists and turns I just loved it 😁 There is a reason why he's one of my favourite authors and it's the fact that he never fails to write a great psychological thriller.
Chit chit. Chit. Chit chit chit. Ding! 😮
🌟🌟🌟🌟

TrishB And it‘s really difficult to guess his endings! 5mo
suzie.reads @TrishB It really is! I guessed a bit of this one but not all of it. Lots of twists! 5mo
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heyitsMacall
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Oh my goodness! This book was incredible. My first Barclay. I squealed at one point and cried a lot at the end. My excessive knowledge of the human brain only ruined the story a little bit.

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suzie.reads
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So excited to start this 😊 One of my favourite authors and the only book of his I've not read.
A night of reading with a little g&t 📚🍸🧡

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suzie.reads
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Waited so long for this book from the library! The only Linwood Barclay book I've not read. This will be one of my March reads 😊

gradcat Love Barclay‘s books! 6mo
suzie.reads @gradcat me too it's the only one I've not read the waiting list at the library was mad lol 6mo
Freespirit I haven‘t read any..I will investigate! Thanks for sharing 6mo
suzie.reads @Freespirit The Promise Falls trilogy is really good. I do like a bit of Cal Weaver, he is also in A Tap On The Window as well. I enjoyed his stand alone books as well, he's similar to Harlan Coben if you've read any of his 😊 6mo
Freespirit Sounds great @suzie.reads 😊 6mo
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bohemian_yogini
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Mehso-so

I wanted a change of pace from all of the non-fiction I have been reading recently & I was not disappointed. I found myself skimming through the middle, but the short chapters make it easy to pick up and set down, & the fast-paced story telling kept me guessing (incorrectly) until the end. I was skeptical at first that this would be your typical who-done-it story, but was delightfully surprised in the end. 3/5 stars.

#BooksWithBohemianYogini

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Rkcmktg
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I cannot say enough about how much I enjoy these quick thrillers. I am starting my tenth book by him this week ~ for twists and entertainment he is tough to beat! Being a Canadian, I am embarrassed to report I only learned of Barclay last year😳🇨🇦

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ShelleyBooksie
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I am a bit conflicted about this book. At times I was on the edge of my seat and at times I found it to be very predictable. I am glad I borrowed from the library rather than purchasing.

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SandraG
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Today‘s lunch read!!! Day 11 of shutdown 🥺😏Reading and cleaning have run its course 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ Outside is cold and the boredom is getting real! More like the noise upstairs!!🤬My neighbors are the worst!🤬

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Rob2586
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This book is easily one of the best mysteries/thrillers I‘ve ever read! What a twist ending. Multiple twists and turns, actually!

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Andrew65
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#ANoiseDownstairs Group Read Reading Schedule

EadieB @Andrew65 Oh my! What a challenge to keep up with both reads. Oh well it is #readathon time so that will help. I have read this one already but I do forget parts! I know I enjoyed it. 8mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Oh yes! Will keep us on our toes and also spending time at school working tomorrow whilst no one else is in. Also got about 4 1/2 hours driving tomorrow night so very busy! At least the sections look quite small. 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I haven‘t got my book from the library yet because the one I had, I gave it away. (edited) 8mo
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Andrew65 @EadieB That makes it trickier! I had to buy a new copy of A Week in Winter for the same reason. 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I forgot I did download the audio so I will listen to that tomorrow in between all the cleanup I have to do now that my daughter and granddaughter left today. 8mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Audiocleaning 😊👍 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes we have invented a new way to clean using earplugs while vacuuming! I‘m so glad Christmas season is almost over so we can get back to reading without all the frivolities going on around us. Call me Scrooge! (edited) 8mo
Andrew65 @EadieB It definitely impacts on reading! 8mo
EadieB @Andrew65 It ruins the whole month of December. Too much going on for my liking! All the lights on the top of my tree burned out today and that‘s how I feel too - burned out! 8mo
rjsthumbelina I might join this- just depends on how I feel about it tomorrow! Lol. I do have a copy, and haven't read it yet 😉 8mo
Andrew65 @rjsthumbelina Already started the book and enjoyable so far. 8mo
kspenmoll I so enjoy seeing the books you read- but cannot read at the daily pace realistically! I Enjoy all your posts & discover some wonderful books to stack! @Andrew65 @EadieB I feel lucky this year; was recovering from bronchitis/pneumonia this holiday so it‘s been blissfully quiet- just us. That silver lining...usually I feel like you @EadieB Hope you can relax soon! 8mo
EadieB @kspenmoll I find family get-togethers a bit stressful at times! I‘m doing better today! Hope you are feeling better. I‘ve had a sinus infection and just finished my antibiotics - not sure I‘m better yet! (edited) 8mo
kspenmoll @EadieB Quiet will get you on the mend! Love holidays but you are right, need to restore. I am lucky to be a teacher so I have until 1/2/19! 8mo
Andrew65 @kspenmoll Typical that teachers are ill during the school holidays! Hope you are on the mend and getting better. When did you break up for the Christmas holidays? @Eadieb Agree about family time at Christmas being stressful, and the preparation for it. 8mo
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amb
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A man survives an attack by a murderer which effected some of his cognition. As he starts to recover he begins hearing the proverbial noise downstairs which begins driving him toward madness. I had this one figured out part way through, but wasn‘t sure how it would get there. A couple of last minute twists proved me right. It was an enjoyable trip.

thereadingowlvina This was the best popcorn thriller for me this year! 😁 8mo
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Andrea4
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I have to admit I listened to most of this in one go. However I think that was more based on the fact that I was packing up my entire life and both needed something to entertain and distract me. I was hoping for a far more chilling novel; this lacks in depth and development with too many twists that toward the end turn it into a kind of amusing soap opera where you're waiting for the guy to *surprise* not be dead at all. It entertained.

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Rob2586
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Kids are asleep. It‘s raining. I can‘t think of a better time to get lost in a great book!

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Andrew65
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EadieB Group Reads on Librarything 9mo
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DavidDiamond
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4.5 stars....Could not put this one down! From page one this story had me.
Every time I thought i figured it out something new was thrown in that took me by surprise. This would have been a 5 star rating were it not for the deus ex machina thing towards the end. But other than that, a fun and exciting read!

thereadingowlvina I agreed with what you said! It's a quick and engaging read. I had to finish it in one sitting 😂 9mo
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JeansBookshelf
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Loved this one! I thought I had it figured out but I was totally wrong 😂

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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JeansBookshelf
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134 pages in and I think I know what's really going on.

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JeansBookshelf
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Debating on starting this tonight. I know if I start I probably won't be able to stop. 😂

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Jemgirl2014
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Mehso-so

I felt like giving this book up after Paul was killed. The last 30% of the story was a complete mess. I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as I would have liked.

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Audrey
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Overall, listening to this audio book was a waste of my time. There were so many issues. The first is that the narrator does a terrible job with the women characters. It's so bad, that it was distracting. Also, the use of potential ghosts in a thriller, is just a lazy plot device. But, the biggest flaw was that it was neither suspenseful nor thrilling. It was utterly predictable. I would skip this one since it adds nothing to the genre.

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krismlars
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Nor'easter✔️ nap✔️ cat✔️ book✔️

CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 10mo
Suet624 Looks delicious. 10mo
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krismlars
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Reading in bed with the World Series playing on my iPad. Not a die-hard baseball fan, but cheering for the Red Sox. I've been lucky enough to go to three games since I moved here last year. And I'm enjoying this book. It's a little creepy and keeping my attention.

kspenmoll Another win for the Sox! ⚾️ 10mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Paul suffers a head injury in traumatic circumstances and later hears his typewriter during the night. Is he crazy? Is someone in his house? Is this a ghost? This mystery builds gradually then increases in speed before ending in a way I never would have guessed. Great mystery! I‘ve never read Barclay before but definitely will again.

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HotCocoaReads
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The story is gripping and although it had some corny dialogue and very direct language, it kept me interested all throughout. I didn‘t guess who did it—but had definitely narrowed it down to 3 people (although I was hoping it was actually a ghost). A fun thriller with an unpredictable ending!

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Bklover
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Have taken a detour from my October TBR (what else is new). This came in on Axis360 from the reading list and I want to read it Now!!! Might still fit for #screamathon.

Cinfhen Hi 👋 was thinking of you 😘 10mo
riversong153 I enjoyed this one 10mo
Bklover @Cinfhen Hello my friend!!!! Hope it was a good day! ❤️❤️😘 10mo
Bklover @riversong153 I like it so far! 10mo
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TheQuietQuill
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Getting into the creepy month of October with this spooky/psychological thriller! So far I‘m 100 pages in and liking it so far...too bad I have to stop reading soon because of dumb work 😤

JeansBookshelf Ordered this last week! Can't wait to get it 😊 10mo
Bklover I‘m reading this too!! (edited) 10mo
TheQuietQuill It‘s so good so far! It‘s definitely a page turner @Bklover 10mo
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Jenken1998
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Hmmmm. I enjoyed this book but found it a tad predictable. I prefer my psychological thrillers to give me anxiety. This one didnt. However it was well written and kept me turning the pages with great characters. ☠☠☠☠

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Samantha.1020
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And then I went to the library #alltheholds

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thereadingowlvina
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🤔 #qotd

SilversReviews This book was actually my first by Mr. Barclay, and I LOVED it. 11mo
thereadingowlvina @SilversReviews Same here! He's one of my favourite authors now 😁 11mo
SilversReviews @thereadingowlvina 😊 It was so good, and I loved how the typewriter felt like a character to me. 😊 11mo
thereadingowlvina @SilversReviews 100% agree with you! It's so neat that this story centers around the typewriter and I loved the way Barclay described the typewriter 😁 11mo
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thereadingowlvina
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My first Barclay's book and it did not disappoint!

✔ Fast-paced popcorn thriller
✔ Plot driven story with unexpected twists
✔ Engaging writing

❌ So-so characters development

Rating: 4🌟

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2528995786

#psychologicalthriller #popcornthriller

Guildedearlobe This seems to be a good description of the Barclays novels I read. I put him in Harlan Conan territory. 11mo
akckitty I just finished this one today! I enjoyed it! It‘s my first time reading one of his novels. 11mo
thereadingowlvina @Guildedearlobe Agree! I read Corben's novels a while back and I do get that vibe in this book too. But it was a good thrilling read 😁 11mo
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thereadingowlvina @akckitty Haha same here! It's a lightning fast read but entertaining! 😁 11mo
Bookladylinda He is so good!!! 11mo
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akckitty
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Currently lost in the novel A Noise Downstairs... ✨ Anyone else enjoying their current read?

Jemgirl2014 On the list at my library. Glad it's good. 😊 11mo
trioxin_sematary 💙💙 11mo
akckitty @Jemgirl2014 I just finished it!! I‘d love to know your thoughts on it when you‘ve completed it :) 11mo
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trioxin_sematary @akckitty it was the picture you posted that caught my eye, I like it! 😊 11mo
Jemgirl2014 @akckitty Most definitely! Writing mini reviews on here is almost as much fun as reading the actual book lol. 11mo
ShelleyBooksie Love the picture! How.is the.book? This one is on my to read o 11mo
akckitty @ShelleyBooksie i thought the book was pretty good! It was a great popcorn-style thriller writing. I‘d personally rate it around 3.5 ⭐️ closer to 4 ⭐️ :) 11mo
Dr._Who_number10 Her characters look a lot alike towards 10mo
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thereadingowlvina
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Description of an Underway typewriter 🤗💖

My #currentread. So far so good. Pretty interesting!

#typewriter

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SilversReviews
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#ReadingResolutions
@Jess7

Today‘s Prompt: Thriller

Have you read his newest yet?

A typewriter is one of the main characters.....works for this former typing teacher. 😊

LOVE the cover.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-noise-downstairs-by-linwood-barclay....

Bookladylinda Not yet, but it is on my GR‘s TBR! 12mo
Bklover Loved your review. I‘m on a waiting list for this one! 12mo
SilversReviews @Bookladylinda Enjoy when you read it!! 12mo
SilversReviews @Bklover Thanks about my review. 😍 Enjoy when you read the book 12mo
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guinsgirlreads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! A solid thriller! Hard to see the results of this one coming! I don‘t think I‘ve read him before, so this was a great intro!!

RadicalReader @guinsgirlreads I adore Linwood Barclay awesome writer 10mo
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Jocelyn73c
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This books was so much fun! So many twists and turns throughout the entire thing, the pacing was so fast and exciting, and it was the perfect late summer thriller mystery read!

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guinsgirlreads
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Happy Friday! I got the book out from underneath the kitten! I swear all it does is rain here anymore ☔️.. I‘m content holed up with this stuff 🍷💆🏻‍♀️📖 #wineandabook

ChrysFey I want your wine glass! 🍷❤️ 12mo
MaleficentBookDragon 💚💜💙 that 🍷 12mo
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guinsgirlreads
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My book though .. 😂 #catsoflitsy

Kappadeemom Pretty baby! 12mo
guinsgirlreads @Kappadeemom thanks! ❤️ 12mo
RadicalReader @guinsgirlreads what is the pretty kitty‘s name? 10mo
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Brenda
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Picked this up yesterday and I‘m really enjoying it 🤓

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riversong153
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Really good, fast paced novel. Some twists where expected and others weren‘t. Solid psychological thriller. I recommend!

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guinsgirlreads
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Oooh boy let‘s see how this one goes! #currentread #amreading

riversong153 I just finished! 12mo
guinsgirlreads @riversong153 I saw! That was fast! How was it?! 12mo
riversong153 I enjoyed it! Good twists. 12mo
guinsgirlreads @riversong153 👍🏻 great, thanks! 12mo
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riversong153
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Finally starting this...almost time to return it to the library.

guinsgirlreads Same!! 12mo
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Lisas.Library
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Thank you to @WilliamMorrowBooks for sending me a copy of A Noise Downstairs by: Linwood Barclay. This book is my kind of book! A psychological thriller with murder that will keep you guessing. Right here 🙋🏻‍♀️ this book sounds like it was made for me 🤷🏻‍♀️

aprilpohren This sounds awesome!!! 12mo
Lisas.Library @aprilpohren ~ right! I can‘t wait to read it. 12mo
BooksAndYarn Really enjoyed this read. Hope you like it 12mo
Lisas.Library @lauria56 ~ yay! I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I‘m sure I won‘t be disappointed!! 12mo
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KimmyM
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I couldn't put this down! It was very twisty, but somewhat predictable.
There was a lot (too much?) going on, but it was fun. I think it pulled me out of my little reading slump!
3.5/5 🌟

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KimmyM
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Started this last night and I'm so into it!! I love a good #thriller!

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ReadingisMyPassion
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Barclay's latest book A NOISE DOWNSTAIRS will send chills down your spine. Undoubtedly one of the best psychological thrillers this year!

See my full review at www.facebook.com/groups/ReadingisMyPassion