The Resource A noise downstairs : a novel, Linwood Barclay

A noise downstairs : a novel, Linwood Barclay

Label
A noise downstairs : a novel
Title
A noise downstairs
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Linwood Barclay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. . .
Summary
Battling PTSD and depression after an accidental stumble into a murder scene, a college professor begins writing his novel on a vintage typewriter that he comes to believe is possessed and somehow linked to the crime he survived.
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10677110
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barclay, Linwood
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.B37135
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Writing
  • College teachers
  • Murder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Typewriters
  • Auditory hallucinations
Target audience
adult
Label
A noise downstairs : a novel, Linwood Barclay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780062678256
Lccn
2017048396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A noise downstairs : a novel, Linwood Barclay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780062678256
Lccn
2017048396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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