Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day The Couple Upstairs by Shalini Boland, published by Bookouture.
Our new home was supposed to be a chance to leave our past behind. But was moving here the worst mistake of our lives?
All our friends and family were gathered, glasses raised to toast our fresh start. It should have been a night for happiness and celebration. Zac and I had worked so hard for this: our first home together, just minutes from the sea. But the dream quickly turned into a nightmare…
We’d invited our neighbours too. I wanted to make a good impression – to show them we’re exactly the sort of people they want living on their street.
I hadn’t thought about who they might be, the strangers I was letting in.
It was going so well. There was laughter in the air and the wine was flowing. But then I noticed the narrowed eyes, the whispers.
And then the lights went out.
As my heart thumped in my chest, all the little things that had been going wrong since we moved here flashed through my mind: the food poisoning, the arguments, the flood of nasty reviews shaking my business.
Am I going crazy? Or is someone trying to destroy us?
From the USA Today bestselling author Shalini Boland comes an absolutely heart-thumping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Wife Between Us.
“Our new home was supposed to be a chance to leave our past behind. But was moving here the worst mistake of our lives?”
The Couple Upstairs is another belter of a read from Shalini Boland that is fast paced, suspenseful and will have you reading long into the night. It is stories like these that make me glad that I don’t socialise with my neighbours, only exchanging a quick hello if we happen to cross paths.
For Nina and Zac, buying their first home together should be a joyous occasion, but right from the get go things start to go wrong. As the story progresses more and more things start to happen which really starts to put a strain on the once happy and carefree couple. Someone is out to destroy them, but why?
The characters have been well crafted and developed. My heart went out to Nina and she is really put through the wringer. It also wouldn’t be a Shalini Boland book if there wasn’t a good twist thrown in and once again she has delivered.
The Couple Upstairs is another example of whatever Shalini Boland touches, turns to gold. Perfectly plotted and executed, if you are looking for a tense and gripping read then look no further. You get this and so more with this outstanding read!
Thank you to Shalini Boland, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Couple Upstairs, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
The Couple Upstairs Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Shalini Boland
Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and Jess their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).