The Woman Upstairs – Ruth Heald / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @RJ_Heald



You’d be lost without her…

She’s the shoulder you cry on when the father of your children disappears.
She’s the person you turn to when he comes back, begging for forgiveness.
She’s by your side when you discover his guilty secrets.
She helps rock your babies to sleep when they cry.
She’s your friend when you have no one else.
She’s the woman upstairs, whose feet you hear treading around as you drift off at night, thankful you aren’t alone.

But what if you’re about to lose everything because of her?




My review

There are different kinds of thrillers. On the one hand you have the ones that start slowly but where the tension builds up. On the other hand you have the ones that grab you straight away and there is no escape route. You have to sit and read until you finally know it all.

I like both ways of addressing a story. I can already reveal that this one for me, definitely belongs in the second category.

I love it that the author gives us a peek into the mind of the culprit and you keep wrecking your brain. Who is this person?

Of course you have started your own investigation but there is so much going on that you don’t really know who is genuine and who is not.

Are people born with an evil streak? I guess I have to say yes to that question. Even the best care can not help them, but on the other hand adults can really mess things up gravely. 😦

It was a story that left me with chills running down my spine throughout the whole book and I absolutely, utterly totally adored it. 5 stars without any doubt.

Thank you, Ruth Heald and Bookouture (via Netgalley.)


About the author 

Ruth Heald is a psychological thriller writer from a suburban Buckinghamshire town. She studied Economics at Oxford and then worked in an eclectic mix of sectors from nuclear decommissioning to management consulting.

Seeking a more creative environment, she found a role at the BBC and worked there for nine years before leaving to write full time. Ruth is fascinated by psychology and finding out what drives people to violence, destruction and revenge. She’s married with one daughter and her novels explore our greatest fears in otherwise ordinary, domestic lives.


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Twitter: @RJ_Heald.



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