The Girl Upstairs, by Georgina Lees

🎧 Audiobook 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…

This is a slow burn of a book, for sure, but it’s a pace I enjoy when a story is well written. I did not manage to guess what was going on, there are a lot of twists and I probably suspected every possible scenario except the actual one. There’s a lot of grief involved throughout the book, but I was satisfied with the outcome and liked the hopeful ending to the story. Meg Travers did an excellent job with the audiobook narration.

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