Typewriter sounds are almost non-existent today, but they kept recurring in Paul’s home and seemed to be coming from the typewriter that his wife had bought him.
After Paul followed his friend because he was driving erratically, he found something horrific and unbelievable.
Paul saw dead bodies in his colleague’s trunk and when Kenneth struck him to silence him, he thought it was all over. Thankfully Paul didn’t die, and Kenneth was imprisoned.
Another thing happened as Paul was following Kenneth. He saw Kenneth dispose of a typewriter in a dumpster. Could that be the same typewriter that Kenneth forced his victims to use to type an apology before he killed them and the typewriter that Paul's wife bought for him at a yard sale?
When we do "meet" this, typewriter, bizarre things begin to happen.
THE NOISE DOWNSTAIRS has us following Paul as he is recovering from his physical injury caused by the strike with the shovel as well as the emotional trauma.
Mr. Barclay keeps the tension high, and the story line is intriguing. The ending twists were well hidden from the reader.
The introduction of the typewriter was very clever, and the typewriter seemed to be included as another character.
This was my first book by Mr. Barclay, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
If you have enjoyed Mr. Barclay's books, you won't want to miss his newest. 5/5
This book was given to me as ARC by the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.