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The Lady Upstairs

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A modern-day noir featuring a twisty cat-and-mouse chase, this dark debut thriller tells the story of a a woman who makes a living taking down terrible men...then finds herself in over her head and with blood on her hands. The only way out? Pull off one final con.

Jo's job is blackmailing the most lecherous men in Los Angeles--handsy Hollywood producers, adulterous actors,
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: July 14th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Amy
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Devoured this one! Sutton is a gorgeous writer & this was a twisty & delightful, gritty, luscious read. Can’t wait to read more by her!
Lorraine
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark, thrilling and the kind of book I could not put down. Jo is strong and unapologetic in her take down of the worst kind of men. The kind of woman some of wish we had the guts to be (I sure don’t!). An absolute must add to your list of summer 2020 reads if you want a fun mystery noir set against the backdrop of modern day LA.
Samantha Bailey
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE LADY UPSTAIRS by Halley Sutton is an astonishing and brilliant debut. A twisty, perfectly plotted, feminist crime noir that juxtaposes the glittering LA social scene with its gritty underbelly, this thriller sizzles with tension. Sutton is a sensational writer, with one of the most intriguing protagonists I've ever come across. She is an author everyone will be talking about.
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Dec 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-releases
- witty & dark personality
- feminist female protagonist
- compared to the movie Hustlers and My Sister, the Serial Killer
- revenge hinting at the #metoo movement
- debut noir novel
Kathleen
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sharp, sexy, and unrelentingly devious, THE LADY UPSTAIRS is a page-turner that will leave you breathless. Set in darkened bars and hotel rooms across Los Angeles and starring the feminist antihero of our dreams, this is a debut that is not to be missed.
Wendy Heard
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Hate: an exciting emotion.”

This diamond-blade feminist noir is near impossible to put down. Jo, the new queen of unlikeable female protagonists, exploits the wrongdoings of Los Angeles’ sleaziest men in power while frantic to get out from underneath a mountain of debt to a woman--the Lady Upstairs--who threatens to crush her. A stunning new voice in LA Noir, Halley Sutton has set the bar high. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
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