A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay

Having read No Time for Goodbye and A tap on the window, i would also like to read “A noise Downstairs” the latest haunting psychological thriller by New York Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay. This novel blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben. It features a College professor named Paul Davis who 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 soon acquiring the typewriter after Paul starts hearing a suspicious noise downstairs and discovers to his alarm that the typewriter is typing by itself at night. Paul begins to suspect the typewriter may be possessed. However only Paul can hear the noise coming from downstairs; Charlotte doesn’t hear a thing. And she worries he’s going mad. 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?

Paul becomes Increasingly tormented, but he is determined to discover the truth and confront his nightmare, so Paul begins investigating the deaths himself. However he soon discovers that this may not be the best thing to do and begins to wish that he had just taken the typewriter back to where his wife found it, stopped asking questions and simply walked away. . .

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