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The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill
About The Book
Fraud investigator Cat Thomas has bought a beautiful 18th-century apartment in Edinburgh, far from the dangers of her life in Florida. But when the neighbour from hell arrives, her nightmare begins.
Desperate for a decent night’s sleep, Cat dreams of ways of killing him. And when her darkest thoughts become reality – and her neighbour ends up very, very dead – her life takes a sinister new turn.
Is this heaven? Or hell? Is she being framed for murder? Is her devilishly charismatic new neighbour upstairs responsible? And why are so many people around her suddenly being so gruesomely dispatched?
I know what does it mean to live in a flat where the neighbours are so noisy that you can’t sleep or have a “normal” life, and some of my friends had big troubles with the confinement when they discovered the “real neighbours” they had living on their building… not very nice stories, believe me! So I can say that I was really intrigued with this plot, a “devil pact” to remove the noise from upstairs… a dream or a nightmare? You’ll be able to decide your answer after reading this original book. Ready?
Cat Thomas, fraud investigator, has just moved from Florida to Edinburgh, something more or less normal, the problem is that she has a noisy neighbour that is making her life hell; she is not sleeping so her work is resenting from it and she starts feeling desperate. So, when a friend suggests a possible solution she can’t say no… and when there’s no more noise from upstairs, she thinks that she is in heaven. But as you can imagine, things are not so easy and what she really did is a pact with the Devil and things can only get worse. So be prepared for a twisted and dark humour story; original and addictive that you’ll not be able to put down!
The characters are interesting and real, even if the story could seem a little bit of fantasy, we all had our moments where we could do anything to change our fate, even a pact with the Devil, but as they always say, “Be careful of what you wish for” because there’s nothing for free in this world. So it was not difficult to understand Cat’s situation but as things start to get gore she will never loose her strength making the story amazing. I can’t stop recommending this book to any mystery lover, it’s so original! So, are you ready to discover “The Devil Upstairs”?
About The Author
Anthony O’Neill is the son of an Irish policeman and an Australian stenographer. He was born in Melbourne and lives in Edinburgh. He is the author of Scheherazade, a revisionist Arabian Nights epic; The Lamplighter, a psychological horror novel set in Victorian Scotland; The Empire of Eternity, a history-mystery involving Napoleon Bonaparte and the early years of Egyptology; The Unscratchables, a Swiftian satire featuring dog and cat detectives; and The Dark Side, a crime novel set on the far side of the moon.