The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill

In a quiet corner of Edinburgh, Cat Thomas is going through hell.
She’s tried everything. He respects nothing.

If your neighbour was making your life hell …
Would you call upon the devil?

Cat Thomas, a brilliant fraud investigator, has just relocated from Florida to a dreamy flat in historic Edinburgh. Everything seems perfect. Everything seems serene. Except for the unbelievably noisy wannabe rockstar upstairs.

Soon Cat’s blissful new life is in ruins. Desperate, she’s willing to try anything. When all else fails, she makes an appeal … to Satan.

And suddenly everything is eerily quiet. But her nightmare has only just begun …

Book Review

The Devil Upstairs Review by Kelly Lacey

Anthony O’ Neill released Dr Jekyll & Mr Seek last year with Black & White Publishing and I adored it. So when the chance came to review The Devil Upstairs Mr O’Neills latest venture I jumped at the chance. 

If you follow the blog regularly you will see that we have a variety of genres but not any horror. I am just very easily scared and because I immerse myself in my books the horror variety can often disturb my mind and I’m haunted by nightmares etc for days. 

So a book called The Devil Upstairs is not going to be about kittens and rainbows. I knew that off the bat. But I threw my rulebook out the window and dived in and I am so glad that I did.

In the book, we meet Cat Thomas who has recently relocated to Scotland after unfortunate events back in the USA. She finds a gorgeous apartment in the Dean Village and begins her beautiful new life peacefully. That is until the neighbour above her decides to accent her life with a soundtrack of unnecessary nerve-wracking noise. Driving Cat into spiralling madness with lack of sleep and as her life falls apart again will her friend Agnes hold the invitation that will make life easier again?

With beautiful Edinburgh as the backdrop for Cat Thomas’s story, it accents it perfectly with the history and creepiness pouring from every nook and cranny.  Cat Thomas is a likeable and relatable character. The story flows quickly it is definitely in the category of one more chapter. I read it in one sitting. It is not filled with gory horror scenes (thank goodness). It is more of the psychological variety.

I highly recommend The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill. A creative read with Edinburgh as a supporting cast member. A must-read for anyone looking to be challenged and excited by a fast-paced plot and incredible writing.

FIVE Stars

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