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The Lady Upstairs by Halley Sutton

The Lady Upstairs

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The Lady Upstairs by Halley Sutton
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Jul 14, 2020 | ISBN 9780593187739
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“Halley Sutton’s propulsive, delectable noir is one of the most thrilling debuts I can remember. With a pair of utterly captivating femmes fatales at its dark and twisty heart, The Lady Upstairs is sharp, sly, and crackling with erotic tension. I didn’t just read this one—I devoured it.”–Elizabeth Little, author of Dear Daughter 

“Sultry, captivating, and electric with tension, The Lady Upstairs delivers a plot that must be devoured, in language that must be savored. With sharp, magnetic prose, Halley Sutton dives into the darkness of women’s lives, illuminating how venom and vulnerability are often two sides of the same coin. Empowering and terrifying, this timely noir will keep you in its grip from its arresting first lines to its exquisite final chapter.”  –Megan Collins, author of The Winter Sister 

“I couldn’t put The Lady Upstairs down. Halley Sutton’s debut crackles with the unmistakable voice of its heroine, a cynical, wisecracking femme fatale straight out of a Raymond Chandler novel, who becomes enmeshed in a twisty tale of greed, betrayal, and vengeance. As dark as Megan Abbott and as voice-y as Lisa Lutz, this astoundingly self-assured debut ranks its author alongside the best in her genre. The Lady Upstairs is L.A. noir at its finest.”—Amy Gentry, author of Good as Gone and Last Woman Standing
 
“Savvy, seductive, twisted—noir at its best. Shrewd women enact vengeance to fill their empty pocketbooks and hollow souls. Sutton’s timely plot will chill and resonate beyond the page.” –Vicki Hendricks, author of Miami Purity

“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.”–Wendy Heard, author of Hunting Annabelle

“If either Thelma or Louise opted not to drive off that cliff, and instead took up residence in LA and began systematically righting some big wrongs, you’d have Halley Sutton’s con-woman Jo: the ass-kicking anti-hero our world desperately needs. The Lady Upstairs is a stunning debut, noir as hell, filled with complex and daunting characters, and just a real good time.” –Tod Goldberg author of Gangsterland and Gangster Nation

“Sharp as a stiletto and twice as sexy, The Lady Upstairs is the smart, sultry noir we need right now. Sutton’s feminist femme fatale heroine will seduce and intoxicate you, and you’ll love every second of it.”--Layne Fargo, author of Temper

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