The Apartment Upstairs

The Apartment Upstairs

The addictive and twisty new thriller from the bestselling author of The Rumour



'Startlingly original . . . It's hard to think of a recent novel than can match it for an almost unbearable level of suspense' Sunday Times

'I loved this absorbing, twisty mystery - Lesley Kara has done it again!' Shari Lapena, No.1 bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

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 between them emerges. Together, the two women could uncover secrets that have long been buried. Even while someone wants to stop them digging . . .


'A powerful, compelling tale about dark secrets that won't stay buried'
T. M. Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday and The Curfew

'Twisty and tense, another great read from Lesley Kara'
B.A. Paris, bestselling author of The Therapist and The Dilemma

'Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.' Paula Hawkins, Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train


Readers are raving about The Apartment Upstairs!

'Lots of twists and turns and red herrings to keep you guessing' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A brilliant read, I devoured this in the space of a few hours as I could not put it down at all!!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This story is so good and very addictive' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A tense and twisting tale with a menacing undercurrent' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Startlingly original . . . It's hard to think of a recent novel than can match Kara's for an almost unbearable level of suspense.
    Sunday Times

About the author

Lesley Kara

Lesley Kara is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour, Who Did You Tell? and The Dare. The Rumour was the highest selling crime fiction debut of 2019 in the UK, and a Kindle No.1 bestseller. Lesley is an alumna of the Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' course. She lives in Suffolk.

You can follow Lesley on Twitter @LesleyKara or visit her website at
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