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A noise downstairs : a novel / Linwood Barclay.

Barclay, Linwood, (author.).

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  • 24 of 32 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.

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Smithers Public Library F BAR (Text) 35101000541545 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385690249
  • ISBN: 038569024X
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Auditory hallucinations > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Victims of violent crimes > Fiction.
Home invasion > Fiction.
College teachers > Fiction.
Serial murders > Fiction.
Witnesses > Fiction.
Typewriters > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological thriller.
Suspense fiction.
Canadian fiction.

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