A dark, unique and haunting story!
I was kindly gifted this book to take part in the blog tour hosted by Random Things Tours.
The Beresford by Will Carver
Published 22nd July by Orenda Books
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…
The synopsis is so intriguing that I couldn’t wait to find out exactly where this book was going to go and in true Will Carver style it’s dark, twisted and brilliantly written!
I don’t want to go into too much detail about the plot because I really don’t want to give anything away. The beauty of this book is to just delve right into it with no clue as to what is happening. It had me confused so many times and only near the very end did it start to shed some light onto what was happening although there is a theme throughout which does hint at this.
Without discussing what does happen, I will say that the story is so addictive with short sharp chapters that will leave you unable to put it down. You are introduced to a number of characters and even though some are not around for long you will still learn so much about them and how they came to arrive at the Beresford.
Everything about this book is dark and sinister with some pretty gruesome descriptions at times. Not only do we explore this murder that has happened but everything about the Beresford is deeply disturbing and will have you coming up with many theories as to what goes on there.
Overall this was a fantastic, addictive read which is both haunting and twisted but also makes you consider what you want from life and how far you would go to get that.