Posted in 2021, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction, Horror, Novel, thriller, Top Books, Will Carver

#TheBeresford by @will_carver

Everything stays the same for the tenants of The Beresford, a grand old apartment building just outside the city…until the doorbell rings… Will Carver returns with an eerie, deliciously and uncomfortably dark standalone thriller.

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… Eerie, dark, superbly twisted and majestically plotted, The Beresford is the stunning standalone thriller from one of crime fiction’s most exciting names.


Jordan Irving, famed screenwriter, director, race-relations activist and philanthropist was discovered dead at his home in the early hours of the morning.



(@OrendaBooks, 22 May 2021, 324 pages, ebook, copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed, #BlogTour 6 July 2021)




I’ve read and loved other books by the author and had high hopes for The Beresford. I was not disappointed. I really loved this book. It’s perfect blend of thriller and horror as we gradually learn just what is wrong with The Beresford and why the low rent really is too good to be true. I’ve read other books with similar themes but this book outshines them all. It’s dark, twisted delight and even has some moments of humour. This is a terrific book.


I live in Glasgow in the UK with my partner. I work in the Financial Services. I like reading especially Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King. I write fiction and poetry. I enjoy watching TV (Grimm, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Lip Service, The L Word etc). I like to play video games and am a fan of survival horror especially the Silent Hill franchise. I like to watch movies especially horror and anything where someone dies.

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