The Lady Upstairs

The Lady Upstairs

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, A modern-day noir featuring a twisty cat-and-mouse chase, this dark debut thriller tells the story of a a woman ...

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Title:The Lady Upstairs
Author:Halley Sutton
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:0593187733
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Lady Upstairs Reviews

  • Geonn Cannon
    Nov 24, 2020
    I ended up really disliking this book. Too predictable, and the main character couldn't decide if she was brutal and cold or desperate and pushed into a corner. I spent the first half thinking I just didn't enjoy the narrator (she was definitely, without a doubt, the wrong ch...
  • Sarah
    May 09, 2020
    I contributed this review to Really Into This Check out all of our reviews athttps://reallyintothis.com Happy Reading, friends! Special thanks to Putman for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review. This is a really interesting book & it took me se...
  • Nik's Nook
    Jan 06, 2021
    Jo makes a living by setting up and taking down men who abuse their power. She works for the enigmatic Lady Upstairs. She quite enjoys what she does and the life she lives, but, when one of the marks ends up dead and Jo begins to realize the police are looking closely at her, she reali...
  • Bridgett
    Aug 16, 2020
    A promising debut from Halley Sutton, a gifted new voice of the modern noir. The Lady Upstairs was a timely novel about blackmail, secrets, revenge, desire, and sex. The rotten underbelly of Los Angeles, and its beautiful, famous inhabitants, was exposed in the dark bars and se...
  • Amy
    Dec 23, 2019
    Devoured this one! Sutton is a gorgeous writer & this was a twisty & delightful, gritty, luscious read. Can?t wait to read more by her! ...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Jun 18, 2020
    yoooo this book is sapphic, let's go gays!!! (source) yoooo this book is sapphic, let's go gays!!! (source) ...more ...
  • Dan
    Oct 07, 2020
    Disclosure: I received a netgalley of this book on my Kindle in exchange for an honest review. I was excited to get to preview this book. This is the first time a publisher has asked this of me and allowed me to do this except for when I was working as an editor for a publishing compan...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Nov 08, 2020
    4.5 stars The Lady Upstairs is the twisty noir I needed in 2020! Jo was recruited by Lou to blackmail the Hollywood elite: the lecherous movie producers, actors, and politicians are brought down with scandalous photos that they?re willing to pay big money to keep hush hush. The...
  • Nev
    Jan 10, 2021
    I?m bummed. I thought I was going to LOVE this book? but it ended up just being kinda okay. Like, a modern day noir story about women who blackmail and take down awful men? Sign me up!! However, the story never ended up being as compelling as I hoped it would be based on that synop...
  • charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
    Aug 16, 2020
    Behind me, the ocean kept its own counsel because nature is far wiser than any of us and who knows what sleeps under its waters. I bet you anything the ocean itself couldn?t even tell you. On my blog. Rep: bi mc, bi side character CWs: death, murder, alcohol and drug...
  • Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
    Jan 19, 2021
    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...
  • Kelly
    Jan 17, 2021
    3.5 stars The Lady Upstairs had me confused as to who was who for a little while at the beginning but then again, that might be my fault as I was trying to play a game that took a little too much of my focus while listening to an audiobook. Once that was over and once the story fina...
  • Faith
    Dec 22, 2020
    The lady upstairs is the operator of a ring of prostitutes who blackmail their rich marks. The lady?s identity is secret, but it is pretty easy to figure out. Jim Thompson or James M. Cain could have given this plot some bite and menace. Unfortunately, this book is just tacky. It isn...
  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    Dec 13, 2020
    The Lady Upstairs is a dark, provocative, modern day noir thriller about women doling out vigilante-style justice in the form of blackmail to some powerful men in Hollywood with questionable ethics. The story has a decidedly feminist voice with the boss aka the lady upstairs deciding w...
  • Rach
    Apr 12, 2020
    Our main character is Jo who works for The Lady while paying her debt off to The Lady. They find the perfect girl to seduce a powerful man (they tend to be horrible men) and then proceed to blackmail them for money. One job that Jo is involved ends up in murder which leads to secre...
  • Erin
    Nov 29, 2020
    eBook Giveaway Win! ...
  • Natalie M
    Dec 20, 2020
    There was little I could connect to with this book. The characters elicited no sympathy and I even began to wish for their demise; they seemed very one-dimensional. The plot is convoluted in an unnecessary and illogical way. The twist was predictable within the first few chapters to...
  • Jannelies
    Mar 28, 2020
    I'm sorry but this is not for me. I just cannot get into the story or the characters. I'm sorry but this is not for me. I just cannot get into the story or the characters. ...more ...
  • Alaina
    Jan 30, 2021
    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Lady Upstairs started off a bit slow for me. Eventually things picked up but kind of simmered once again on the slowness. In it, you will meet Jo. Her whole job sounds kind of cool because she blackmails p...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Feb 20, 2020
    This is gripping, surprisingly entertaining, action packed reading with kickassing, tough, cool heroines tells provocative story with #metoo vibes and quite delicious feminism references. We may proudly announce there is fresh talented author out there about the release her captiva...
  • Ash
    Dec 30, 2020
    I had such high hopes for this book. The description sounded like everything I need in my life: women taking down rich men in Hollywood who take advantage of other women. But even though The Lady Upstairs was a fast, fun, easy read, it didn?t live up to my expectations. First, and...
  • Frank Phillips
    Dec 28, 2020
    This was decent for a debut, and it was so fast-paced that I listened to the audio in less than 2 days, however the subject matter just was not for me. Female con artists in pursuit of rich, cheating husbands (the richer the better), and other 'bad men' in hopes to seduce the...
  • Stefanie
    Jan 07, 2021
    The lighting is dim, a soft glow reflecting off the deep mahogany of the wooden bar. You twirl the drink in your hand, the ice clinking against the glass. As you take a slow sip, the whiskey burning the back of your throat, you keep your eye on the couple across the room. She seems to ...
  • Jeremy Stewart
    Jun 21, 2020
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  • Ashley Winstead
    Dec 07, 2020
    WOW. What a sharp, sexy, delicious book. Halley Sutton's writing cuts like a knife--there were moments throughout where I had to pause and re-read a sentence because it was just that good, that smart, and twisted that deep into my heart. Sutton's storytelling is masterful, an...
  • JANELLE || WHATSHESEEES
    Nov 13, 2020
    Thank you Putnam Books for the gifted copy! This one just totally missed the mark for me. I started reading it after putting Addie LaRue down for a break and ended up finishing it in one night. I sat on reviewing it because I wanted to make sure that Addie didn?t effect my o...
  • Katherine
    Nov 17, 2020
    The Lady Upstairs is a feminist noir thriller about power and revenge, and how easy it is to lose yourself to both. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. The opinions in this review are honest and my own. ...
  • Rosie Danan
    Aug 23, 2020
    I was lucky enough to secure an ARC after screaming on social media about how much I NEEDED one and pals, I am obsessed with this book. Within pages, it became one of my favorite reads?not only of hell year 2020?but EVER. A booze-soaked, twisty, captivating noir that doesn?t ...
  • Brittany (bookthingswithbrittany)
    Nov 04, 2020
    Thank you so much for the gifted book @putnambooks ? First off, this cover is stunning. I am obsessed. Second, The premise of this book was intriguing and I was hooked from the start. I have never read a book featuring a female character whose job was to find and take down te...
  • 3 no 7
    Feb 03, 2021
    ?The Lady Upstairs? was compelling to read, but I am still not sure how I feel about this disturbingly dark view of a ?female protagonist.? I recommend other readers decide for themselves. Jo is a professional, the creator of elaborate stings, the designer of elaborate cons,...