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THE TWISTY NEW THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE RUMOUR

Scarlett‘s aunt lived – and was brutally murdered – in the apartment upstairs. But Scarlett is determined that life return to some kind of normal, even if that means living with just a ceiling between her and the scene of this 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 organising 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, there emerges an unexpected link between them. Together, the two women could uncover secrets that have long been buried. Even while someone wants to stop them digging . . .

‘Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.’ Paula Hawkins

‘Kara uses the old box of tricks so effectively, misdirecting your attention with expert cunning and then biffing you on the back of the head with her twists.’ Daily Mirror

© Lesley Kara 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • Kara uses the old box of tricks so effectively, misdirecting your attention with expert cunning and then biffing you on the back of the head with her twists.

    Daily Mirror (praise for THE DARE)
  • A powerful, compelling tale about dark secrets that won’t stay buried, with a palpable sense of dread that builds on every page

    T. M. Logan, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE HOLIDAY, THE CATCH and TRUST ME
  • I loved this absorbing, twisty mystery – Lesley Kara has done it again!

    Shari Lapena, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
  • Twisty and tense, another great read from Lesley Kara.

    B.A. Paris, bestselling author of THE THERAPIST
  • THE APARTMENT UPSTAIRS is taut, tense, dark and claustrophobic with a creeping sense of menace and a cast of compelling characters. I gulped it down in two sittings.

    Gilly Macmillan, bestselling author of THE NANNY and THE LONG WEEKEND

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