Upstairs at the Beresford

Upstairs at the Beresford

Paperback Published on: 09/11/2023
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Upstairs at the Beresford
One helluva read....
It’s always a double edged sword picking up a book like Upstairs At The Beresford, as on the one hand you know you’re going to love reading it, but you kno... READ MORE
Upstairs at the Beresford
Be prepared to meet the devil
As with all Will Carver's books you are never quite sure what you are going to get except that it will grip you from page one. This book does not disappoin... READ MORE
Sally Boocock


Hotel Beresford: a grand old building, just outside the city, where any soul is welcome, and strange goings-on mask explosive, deadly secrets. A chilling, darkly funny sequel to Will Carver's bestselling The Beresford…   ‘Superbly paced and remarkably inventive, a book that demands to be read in a single sitting’ M.W. Craven   ‘Delightfully dark and wickedly inventive … with characters that stick around long after the final page is turned, whether you want them to or not’ S J Watson   ‘Multi-layered and masterfully written, this darkly humorous tale will both shock and entertain’ Heat magazine Book of the Month   ______________   There are worse places than hell…   Hotel Beresford is a grand, old building, just outside the city. And any soul is welcome.    Danielle Ortega works nights, singing at whatever dive bar will offer her a gig. She gets by, keeping to herself. Sam Walker gambles and drinks, and can't keep his hands to himself. Now he's tied up in a shoe closet with a dent in his head that matches Danielle's broken ashtray.    The man in 731 has been dead for two days and his dog has not stopped barking. Two doors down, the couple who always smokes on the window ledge will mysteriously fall.   Upstairs, in the penthouse, Mr Balliol sees it all. He can peer into every crevice of every floor of the hotel from his screen-filled suite. He witnesses humanity and inhumanity in all its forms: loneliness, passion and desperation in equal measure. All the ingredients he needs to make a deal.    When Danielle returns home one night to find Sam gone, a series of sinister events begins to unfold. But strange things often occur at Hotel Beresford, and many are only a distraction to hide something much, much darker…   For fans of Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan Franzen__________________   ‘From the wondrous mind of Will Carver … a tour de force that covers life, death and everything beyond’ David Jackson   Praise for Will Carver   ‘One of the most exciting authors in Britain’ Daily Express   'A smart, stylish writer' Daily Mail   ‘Incredibly dark and very funny’ Harriet Tyce‘Unlike anything you’ll read this year’ Heat‘Impossibly original, stylish, sinister and heartfelt’ Chris Whitaker‘Weirdly page-turning’ Sunday Times   ‘Ambitious, dark and funny’ Mike Gayle‘A highly original state-of-the-nation novel’ Literary Review‘Oozes malevolence from every page’ Victoria Selman‘Arguably the most original crime novel published this year’ Independent‘Mesmeric’ Guardian‘Memorable for its unrepentant darkness…’ Telegraph    ‘Perceptive and twisted in equal measure’ CultureFly   ‘Pitch-dark, intelligent and utterly addictive' Michael Wood'Unflinching, blunt and brutal' Sam Holland‘Equally enthralling and appalling’ James Oswald‘One of the most compelling and original voices in crime fiction’ Alex North

  • Publisher: Orenda Books
  • ISBN: 9781914585920
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Upstairs at the Beresford
Upstairs at the Beresford
This has to be one of my favourite authors. I have read and enjoyed everything he has written (including the amazing January David series). To be honest, I... READ MORE
Upstairs at the Beresford
Deranged. Brilliant!
Will Carver can do no wrong. Hinton Hollow Death Trip was my favourite of his, then I side-eyed The Beresford, and now he's toppled the stack and pulled TH... READ MORE
Chris Scotland
Upstairs at the Beresford
Original, chilling and devilish. A must read.
"But this is Hotel Beresford. It lives, it breathes, it gets to know the people inside. It knows what has to be done." Hotel Beresford is a strange ... READ MORE
Emma Alvey
Upstairs at the Beresford
Back to the Carver-verse for more moral noir!
Upstairs at the Beresford is a kind-of prequel to Carver's The Beresford (can it really be two whole years since that came out?) I say "kind-of" because... READ MORE
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