The Girl Upstairs by Georgina Lees – review.


How well do you know your neighbour?

Would you trust them with your life?

I heard Emily before I saw her. The harsh smack of heels against cheap wooden floorboards. The loud phone calls. The incessant music.

I knew Emily before I met her. Discarded receipts in our communal hallway. Sticky leftovers in the shared food waste bin. Wine shop vouchers in the letterbox.

Now she’s gone missing, and I’m the only one who can find her. The only one who can save her.

Because I know her best, and I heard everything.

The Girl Upstairs is a spine-tingling psychological thriller of grief and obsession that explores how lonely London can be and how sometimes it’s our neighbours who see us most, who know us best…

A must-read for fans of Lisa Jewell and Sarah Pinborough.

About the author

Georgina studied creative writing and film at university and has since pursued a career in videogames journalism, covering some of the most popular games in the world. Her psychological thrillers are inspired by her surroundings, from the congested London streets to the raw English countryside.

My thoughts

After just closing my kindle at the end of this book, it still has me thinking. I spent so long feeling Suzie’s annoyance and I could empathise with her frustration. But then the story kicks off with an event that has Suzie seeking answers.

I loved how she searched for leads and followed them, not knowing if danger lurked around the corner. I found this book to be intriguing, sad and psychologically thrilling. The Emily chapters had me totally gripped too. I lapped up the mystery and soon found that I couldn’t put this book down as I was so fired up to get to the truth.

The location was spot on. I felt like I knew the apartments and the area. Visualising it all came easy. This book is perfect for those who enjoy a fantastic mystery with a sense of menace throughout. Brilliant!

Thanks for reading!

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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.

About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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