A noise downstairs : a novel
—Barclay, Linwood, author.
Book
2019
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"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 encounter. 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."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Adultery -- Fiction.
Channeling (Spiritualism) -- Fiction.
Murder victims -- Fiction.
Murderers -- Fiction.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Fiction.
Psychologists -- Fiction.
Short-term memory -- Fiction.
Typewriters -- Fiction.
Genre:
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
ISBN:
9781400026746
9780385690249
9780385687188
1400026741
038569024X
0385687184
Description:
447 pages ; 18 cm
Notes:
Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.
Originally published in hardcover: Toronto : Doubleday, 2018.
Canadiana.
Link to PAC
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