The Apartment Upstairs, Lesley Kara

The Apartment Upstairs opening lines: The bus idled in traffic. Scarlett rubbed a circle in the steamed-up window.

The Apartment Upstairs

My blurb:

Scarlett’s Aunt Rebecca was brutally murdered in the apartment upstairs from hers. It has been a month since she was last in the converted house, but now she has returned to carry on with her life. A choice of funeral home and a visit to the shed at the bottom of the garden has Scarlett believing not all is as it seems. And maybe someone else was killed in the place she calls home.

The Apartment Upstairs
Scarlett’s aunt lived – and was brutally murdered – in the apartment upstairs. But Scarlett is determined that life should return to some kind of normal, even if that means living with just a ceiling between her and the scene of such a devastating crime. After all, this is her home. She’s safe here. Isn’t she?
Dee is busy balancing her job as a funeral director with organizing an event to mark the disappearance of her best friend, ten years ago. So she’s got enough on her plate without worrying about the threatening messages that are appearing on her company’s Facebook page.
When Scarlett approaches Dee about planning her aunt’s funeral, an unexpected link emerges between them. Together, the two women could uncover secrets that have long been buried. Even while someone wants to stop them digging . . .
My verdict:

I really enjoyed this book, even more so because I could not figure out who had done it even though it seemed obvious. Scarlett was right, and wrong, and that made for a great read.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781787633278
Format Trade Paperback
Published August 2022
The Queen of the killer twist is back… in this gripping thriller that looks at how secure we feel in our own homes, and what happens when that security is threatened. That murder you heard about on the news? It isn’t always someone else’s story . . .

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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4 thoughts on “The Apartment Upstairs, Lesley Kara

  1. ooh it sounds creepy :=) Have been reading a few aussie rural noirs lately. always seems to be the same premise in them – small town, lots of evil, outsider police officer …

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