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A Noise Downstairs

(2018)
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The New York Times bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben, in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no rational explanation.

College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until, driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That's when Paul's "normal" existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, desperate to cheer him up, brings home a vintage typewriter - complete with ink ribbons and heavy round keys - to encourage him to get started on that novel he's always intended to write.

However, the typewriter itself is a problem. Paul swears it's possessed and types by itself at night. But only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn't hear a thing. And she worries he's going off the rails.

Paul believes the typewriter is somehow connected to the murderer he discovered nearly a year ago. The killer had made his victims type apologies to him before ending their lives. Has another sick twist of fate entwined his life with the killer - could this be the same machine? Increasingly tormented but determined to discover the truth and confront his nightmare, Paul begins investigating the deaths himself.

But that may not be the best thing to do. Maybe Paul should just take the typewriter back to where his wife found it. Maybe he should stop asking questions and simply walk away while he can. . . .

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Linwood Barclay’s novels – as intelligent as Michael Connelly’s, as compelling as Harlan Coben’s – never fail to astonish. A Noise Downstairs, his best work yet, is a cobra of a story: smooth, slippery, unnerving . . . and likely to strike when you least expect it. I devoured this book." - A J Finn


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Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 0-06-267825-6 / 978-0-06-267825-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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July 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 0-385-69024-X / 978-0-385-69024-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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July 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 1-4091-6398-9 / 978-1-4091-6398-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 0-06-267826-4 / 978-0-06-267826-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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April 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 0-06-290612-7 / 978-0-06-290612-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 1-4091-6400-4 / 978-1-4091-6400-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 0-385-68718-4 / 978-0-385-68718-8 (USA edition)
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 0-06-284564-0 / 978-0-06-284564-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 1-4091-6399-7 / 978-1-4091-6399-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 1-4450-7548-2 / 978-1-4450-7548-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 1-4450-7549-0 / 978-1-4450-7549-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 1-5385-5145-4 / 978-1-5385-5145-5
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
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July 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: Library Edition
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 1-5385-5144-6 / 978-1-5385-5144-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
ISBN: 1-5385-5146-2 / 978-1-5385-5146-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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July 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
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July 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs: A Novel
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
Publisher: William Morrow
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July 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Noise Downstairs
Author(s): Linwood Barclay
Publisher: Orion
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