Just outside the city – any city, every city – is a grand, spacious but affordable apartment building called The Beresford.
There’s a routine at The Beresford.
For Mrs May, every day’s the same: a cup of cold, black coffee in the morning, pruning roses, checking on her tenants, wine, prayer and an afternoon nap. She never leaves the building.
Abe Schwartz also lives at The Beresford. His housemate, Sythe, no longer does. Because Abe just killed him.
In exactly sixty seconds, Blair Conroy will ring the doorbell to her new home and Abe will answer the door. They will become friends. Perhaps lovers.
And, when the time comes for one of them to die, as is always the case at The Beresford, there will be sixty seconds to move the body before the next unknowing soul arrives at the door.
Because nothing changes at The Beresford, until the doorbell rings…
Eerie, dark, superbly twisted and majestically plotted, The Beresford is the stunning standalone thriller from one of crime fiction’s most exciting names.
PUBLISHED BY ORENDA BOOKS
I listened to the audio version book of this book.What a deliciously dark and twisted read this was!!!
On the surface The Beresford looks a nice place to rent an apartment! All overseen by the mysterious Mrs May, who plays the little old lady landlord role perfectly, it’s a place that draws in those looking to escape from their pasts, find their own independence and a bit of normality…. oops! That’s what is lacking at The Beresford!!
Previous residents have just disappeared without a trace, leaving their families asking questions .. but not too many! And as soon as one resident leaves, another moves in…. and the cycle begins again.
I loved the madness of this book! You get a glimpse at each of the new characters move in and you’re taken in by their ‘normality’ until something happens! And then you’re shocked at how easy they take on their new role and play their part! As the story unfolds in front of you, you just wonder how darker it can get … and it gets very dark!!
It’s one of those books that you shouldn’t enjoy but you can’t help yourself because of the wonderful way the story plays out, and the characters you find yourself cheering for but then shocked by their behaviour! A great insight into the split personality side of humans – harmless exterior, dark interior!!