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The Lady Upstairs by Halley Sutton

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A modern-day noir featuring a twisty cat-and-mouse chase, this dark debut thriller tells the story of 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, corrupt cops. Sure, she likes the money she’s making, which comes in handy for the debt she is paying off, but it’s also a chance to take back power for the women of the city. Eager to prove herself to her coworker Lou and their enigmatic boss, known only as the Lady Upstairs, Jo takes on bigger and riskier jobs.

When one of her targets is murdered, both the Lady Upstairs and the LAPD have Jo in their sights. Desperate to escape the consequences of her failed job, she decides to take on just one more sting–bringing down a rising political star. It’s her biggest con yet–and she will do it behind the Lady’s back, freeing both herself and Lou. But Jo soon learns that Lou and the Lady have secrets of their own, and that no woman is safe when there is a life-changing payout on the line.

A delicious debut thriller crackling with wit and an unforgettable feminist voice, The Lady Upstairs is a chilling and endlessly surprising take on female revenge.

 

Condition: New

Paperback, Published November 17, 2020 by Penguin Random House

ISBN: 9780593187739

 

3 reviews for The Lady Upstairs by Halley Sutton

  1. Chandra

    A group of women “living to take down terrible men”. Sold! As expected, we get a read about sex, blackmail and revenge. Jo is our flawed protagonist who loves her job but is desperate for the money as she has pressing debts to pay off. Plus, it keeps her close to Lou, who she clearly is in love with and is hoping to run off into the sunset with her at some point. But first, she needs to get herself sorted and this is no easy task.

    While I love the premise of this and felt it started strong, the middle lulled as we get further into Jo’s gin-soaked brain. So many mistakes being made… GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER, JO! Then it gets interesting again as the last quarter moves right along. The twist was expected but I wasn’t sure if it was going to go *this* way or *that* way and then…. well, I don’t know about you other readers, but WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU MA’AM. Though, admittedly, I could’ve done without the last chapter.

    A very solid and promising debut from Sutton. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for her as I have no doubt she’s making her mark in this genre.
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  2. Blondethrillerbooklover (verified owner)

    There is quite a dichotomy of opinions on this book, but I loved it!!
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    I had it completely figured out, there were no surprises, but that didn’t take away from the entertainment for me!
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    It is a quintessential popcorn thriller. Reading it is like sitting in a theater-
    I swear I could feel butter on my fingertips 🍿 😂
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    I also love stories set in the seedy scenes of Los Angeles. I just loved every second of this book! ✨
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    Jo and Lou blackmail predatory, unscrupulous, powerful men in Los Angeles.
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    They work for the mysterious “Lady Upstairs” whom Jo has never met. The Lady calls all the shots from her cloaked position. She gives them the mark, then gives them their cut. The Lady is rumored to be ruthless, but she takes care of Jo and Lou.
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    Jo finds herself in a situation. She needs money. Should she go behind The Lady’s back to run her own con?

    *As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  3. Jeremy Stewart

    ☕🕶️”𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙍𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬”🕶️☕
    𝐓𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘜𝘱𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘴
    𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫: 𝐻𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑒 𝑆𝑢𝑡𝑡𝑜𝑛
    𝐍𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐎𝐟 𝐏𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬: 293(𝑎𝑟𝑐)
    𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝑃𝑠𝑦𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑇ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑟
    𝐏𝐮𝐛 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: 11/17/2020
    𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: 📕📕📕📕📕

    This is the author’s debut novel. This book has a stunning cover.

    𝐌𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: This was one hell of a thriller. We follow Jo who’s job is blackmailing the most lecherous men in Los Angeles. This book took me on a wild ride. I’ve never read a book like this before. This book gave me Mafia/mob vibes. I’ve never read a thriller that included murder, mixed with darkness and seduction throughout. Jo is the type of woman that I would be very scared of in real life if I ever met her. She is willing to do whatever it takes. The cat and mouse chase was a joy to read, and I cannot wait to read more books from this author. Halley has a unique way of sending you through a novel with your butt on the edge of your seat while being seduced wanting more. The thriller vibes included in this book were spot on, while the sultry and seductive vibes throughout had the hairs on the back of my neck standing up with goosebumps on my arms. This book comes out on 11/17/2020 so pre order your copy today!!!!!!

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