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The Beresford by Will Carver
About The Book
Just outside the city – any city, every city – is a grand, spacious but affordable apartment building called The Beresford.
There’s a routine at The Beresford.
For Mrs May, every day’s the same: a cup of cold, black coffee in the morning, pruning roses, checking on her tenants, wine, prayer and an afternoon nap. She never leaves the building.
Abe Schwartz also lives at The Beresford. His housemate Smythe no longer does. Because Abe just killed him. In exactly sixty seconds, Blair Conroy will ring the doorbell to her new home and Abe will answer the door. They will become friends. Perhaps lovers.
And, when the time comes for one of them to die, as is always the case at The Beresford, there will be sixty seconds to move the body before the next unknowing soul arrives at the door.
Because nothing changes at The Beresford, until the doorbell rings…
I am still deciding if this book is a masterpiece or a super weird story. A story full of layers that is impossible to discern when your conscience is talking or it is the character’s thoughts.
I really don’t want to spoil the story with too much information; you only need to know that in Beresford someone has been killed and that Abe, the killer, has only 60 seconds to hide the body before the new tenant steps in…
Sounds intriguing, am I right? Believe tat this is just a small part of the story; the killing is not the core of the story but the desires, believes and will of the characters. There are a few characters involved in the story, don’t worry you’ll not get lost or mix-up who they are, their path is clear in the story and they will not be forgotten.
As I said in the beginning this is a difficult story to talk about, there’s the easy sentence “a killing” and then there’s all the background behind it. The facts that the authors reminds us about the world we are living in and the cruel reality of what’s humanity.
This is a book you can love or hate; slow paced but with a tempo on the back, a story with multiple stories and so many truths that you’ll not be able to decide if we really live in the Earth of Hell.
Are you ready for “The Beresford”?
About The Author
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series.
He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, and lives in Reading with his two children. Will’s latest title published by Orenda Books, Hinton Hollow Death Trip was longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize, while Nothing Important Happened Today was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year and for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell. Good Samaritans was a book of the year in Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Express, and hit number one on the eBook charts.