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Publisher's Summary

I should never have become friends with the couple upstairs.... 

The first time I step inside this cosy apartment with its sash windows, just minutes from the sea, I think it would be the perfect place for me and my partner Zac to start again. A chance to leave our troubled past behind.  

Chris and Vanessa, the couple upstairs, are so welcoming: smiles, flowers, a home-baked cake. It’s strange how he does all the talking, and she seems so shy, but I’m just thrilled to have new friends nearby.   

But everything starts to go wrong...my business begins to crumble, I can’t ignore the whispers at our housewarming party and loud arguments from upstairs keep me awake at night. I can’t sleep, I can’t think straight and I feel like someone is watching me in my own home.   

And then Zac comes home one afternoon, his face clenched with fury, and says he knows what’s going on. He knows about my secret....

He won’t listen to me. He storms out and I’m left in tears, completely devastated.   

Why has my life fallen apart since we moved here? Am I going mad? Or is someone trying to destroy us?   

If only I’d known what I know now.
If only I hadn’t trusted the couple upstairs. 

From the USA Today best-selling 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.

©2021 Shalini Boland (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"I have goosebumps.... This book is EVERYTHING!... Had I known I was in for such a wild ride I would have started reading this book earlier in the day instead of being kept all night!" (ThrillByThePage Book Blogger)

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Ahhhhh soooo good!

Shalini Boland can always keep me guessing! This was such a great story with a crazy twist!

Katie Villa is just a delight! I could listen to her read absolutely anything. She brings it to life!

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Very good

I always enjoy shalini Borland books. Very good narration as well. Good twist at the end.

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Definitely not her best

I generally love Shalini Boland. However I’m mad I even spent a credit on this one. I found myself waiting for some twist that never came. Also I never ever leave bad reviews but feel the need to on this one. Don’t waste the time or credit

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Just OK

Ending was disappointing. I was expecting something a little more exciting but found myself saying “that was it?”

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Another winner!!

I loved it - all the way to the end! Loved the narration and kept me guessing!

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if you like KL Slater you'll love Shalini Boland!!

This was a page turner and I binged listened to this book. From the beginning to end this book doesn't disappoint. I don't want to ruin it, but spend your credit.

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Great Twisty Story

Really good character development. Definitely kept going back and forth on who was actually the culprit and I really liked how it eventually was discovered and disclosed. Nice added little twist. Then all wrapped up.

Katie Villa always does an amazing job with narration.

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  • 10-17-21

predictable

Very well narrated but unfortunately I guessed the ending very very early on. And the main character was annoyingly "proper" though Im sure it was intended :) to be fair, I did want to read on throughout the whole thing, despite the predictable ending

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  • Gadgeteria
  • 09-27-21

Average

I have liked this author in the past but this book seems to take too long to spin out a story. Not really gripping. I enjoy the narrator but overall quite average without too much depth! Plus.. spoiler alert.. Zac????

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  • Tanith Maureen Foster
  • 10-19-21

review of The Couple Upstairs.

Much of the book was readable, if a bit dull, but the ending, especially the long drawn out explanation of the events, was just about the worst I have ever read. A waste of time andd money. sorry.

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  • lollypolly
  • 10-19-21

just no.

terrible and dragged on. i feel like I wasted money on this audio book. adding words so I can submit this review. Don't buy this.

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  • 10-12-21

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really good book and had me guessing until the final twist. A really good read

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  • Jenny Clark
  • 09-29-21

The couple upstairs

it was interesting from being to end . The story line keep you guessing right to the until the end .

Jenny

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