<Embed>
$22.88
+ $2.99 Delivery
In stock.
Ships from and sold by Book Outlet Canada.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$25.35
+ $3.00 delivery
Sold by: RarewavesUSA
Add to Cart
$38.74
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: The Nile Australia
Add to Cart
$25.35
+ $3.90 delivery
Sold by: Amazon US
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Noise Downstairs Paperback – 3 September 2019

4.4 out of 5 stars 572 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback, 3 September 2019
$22.88
$22.88
Arrives: 7 - 15 Dec

Pre-order Books. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee.
If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Shop now
click to open popover

Pre-order Books. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee.
If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Shop now

Product details

  • Paperback : 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0062678264
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062678263
  • Product Dimensions : 13.49 x 2.11 x 20.32 cm
  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company (3 September 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 572 ratings

Product description

Review

Praise for No Time for Goodbye:
"A deliciously smart thriller, full of surprises and perfect pacing. I'm jealous I didn't write it."--Alafair Burke

"[A] fast-paced psychological thriller . . . Barclay carefully conceals hidden motives and secret lives until the startling conclusion. Harlan Coben fans will find much to like."--Publishers Weekly

"Artfully crafted."--New York Times Book Review

"A terrific edge-of-your-seat Hitchcockian psychological thriller that lives up to all the hype."--New York Journal of Books

"[Barclay] does a masterful job of layering on the mysteries until we're almost frantically turning the pages, impatient to find out what the hell is going on. A beautifully executed thriller."--Booklist (starred review)

"Prepare to be blindsided by an ending you didn't see coming. Barclay's nerve-wracking tale will have readers scared to close their eyes at night."--Library Journal

"No Time for Goodbye just flies off the page. It's a one-sit thriller. You sit down with this book and you won't get up until you've turned the last page."--Michael Connelly

"[A] twisty psychological tale . . . a satisfying and clever novel. The large cast and the story's many moving parts perfectly set the reader up for the final climactic twist."--Mystery Scene

"A high-speed emotional roller-coaster. The surprises will leave you breathless."--Robert Crais

"A terrific page-turner that keeps you in suspense until the very end. If you like Harlan Coben, you'll love Linwood Barclay."--Peter Robinson

From the Back Cover

The New York Times bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there are no rational explanations

Be afraid . . .

College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. But that normal existence is turned upside down late one evening when he spots his colleague Kenneth driving in a suspicious manner along a deserted road. Curious and concerned, Paul follows Kenneth, and catches him in a horrifying act--trying to dispose of two dead bodies.

That was eight months ago.

After nearly losing his own life that night, Paul is battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work and home. To cheer him up, his worried wife, Charlotte, gives him a surprise present: a vintage typewriter--complete with ink ribbons and heavy round keys--because he's always wanted one. Paul feels inspired to write about the terrifying experience that damaged his life. "If I can look into the eyes of evil in the real world," Paul explains, "maybe I won't have to run from it in my sleep."

However, the typewriter soon becomes a source of anxiety itself. Paul swears he can hear the keys clacking in the early hours of the morning when everyone is in bed. Charlotte and his son deny playing with the old-fashioned machine or hearing any strange sounds. It is only Paul who can hear the noise he swears is coming from downstairs. Are Paul's claims real--or is he going off the rails as Charlotte fears?

Paul believes that the typewriter is connected to the dark events that night on the Post Road, as implausible as that seems. After all, Kenneth is in prison and he worked alone. So how could the typewriter have anything to do with the crime? Increasingly tormented yet determined to discover the truth, Paul begins reinvestigating the deaths himself.

But that may not be the best thing to do. Maybe Paul should just get rid of the typewriter. Maybe he should stop asking questions and simply walk away while he can. Because if he doesn't, his darkest nightmares just might come true.

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
572 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

Reviewed in Australia on 29 July 2018
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 13 December 2018
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 18 May 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 6 August 2018
Verified Purchase
TOP 100 REVIEWER
Reviewed in Australia on 9 March 2019
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 15 October 2018
Reviewed in Australia on 27 November 2018

Top reviews from other countries

Gill Elliott
2.0 out of 5 stars Not sure about this
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2018
Verified Purchase
22 people found this helpful
Report abuse
T Woodrow
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2018
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Report abuse
KaylesC
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 March 2019
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Soob
2.0 out of 5 stars A rare disappointment from Linwood
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 April 2019
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Lily Lit
3.0 out of 5 stars A little lacklustre
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 April 2019
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse