In a quiet corner of Edinburgh,
Cat Thomas is going through hell.
She’s tried everything. He respects nothing.

If your neighbour was making your life hell…
Would you call upon the devil?

Cat Thomas, a brilliant fraud investigator, has just relocated from Florida to a dreamy flat in historic Edinburgh. Everything seems perfect. Everything seems serene. Except for the unbelievably noisy wannabe rockstar upstairs.

Soon Cat’s blissful new life is in ruins. Desperate, she’s willing to try anything. When all else fails, she makes an appeal … to Satan.

And suddenly everything is eerily quiet. But her nightmare has only just begun …


I loved this book. As regular followers may be aware I am drawn by covers more than descriptions…. I was immediately drawn to this cover and as I had recently moved into an upper flat where I was concerned about the noise being herd in the flat below I was keen to read this book. I do not make any noise like is described in this book – I have carpets and remove shoes as soon as I enter the flat….. admittedly after reading I am now walking around even less and being even more aware of noise!

On to the story… Have you ever wished someone dead? Have you ever felt hatred towards someone so much that it is a recurring thought in your head? That is exactly what happens to Cat in this story. Cat’s new start in Edinburgh has been soured by her noisy neighbour above. Cat’s colleague suggests a way of dealing with this and thats when things take a satanic twist…

I found this to be an interesting read. The author has an easy enjoyable writing style and the story had a good pace. It is a thriller with a very different theme to anything else I have read recently. I read it in less than a day as I was completely entertained and needed to know what would happen.

I would recommend this as an enjoyable quick and easy read.

My sincere thanks to A Love of Books Facebook Group, Black & White Publishing and Anthony O’Neill for a copy of ‘The Devil Upstairs’ by Anthony O’Neill. 

All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway. 
All my reviews can be found on my blog


  • TITLE: The Devil Upstairs
  • AUTHOR: Anthony O’Neill
  • PUBLISHER: Black & White Publishing
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 5 September 2019
  • LENGTH: 272 pages
  • ebook: B07RZXKDW8
  • ISBN-10: 1785302612
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785302619
  • Click here to view the book on Amazon (UK)



Anthony O’Neill is the son of an Irish policeman and an Australian stenographer. He was born in Melbourne and lives in Edinburgh.

He is the author of Scheherazade, a revisionist Arabian Nights epic; The Lamplighter, a psychological horror novel set in Victorian Scotland; The Empire of Eternity, a history-mystery involving Napoleon Bonaparte and the early years of Egyptology; The Unscratchables, a Swiftian satire featuring dog and cat detectives; and The Dark Side, a crime novel set on the far side of the moon.

Click here to view Anthony O’Neill introducing The Devil Upstairs




Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999 by Managing Director Campbell Brown and Publishing Director Alison McBride. Since then, the business has grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond. We produce an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction,  biography,  sport and humour,  as well as selected fiction,  young adult and children’s books.

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