A fast-paced thriller with a killer twist, for fans of The Lying Room by Nicci French and Those People by Louise Candlish.
by Claire Cooper
Bookouture, August 2023
(via Northbank Talent Management)
THE ELEVATOR follows two women trapped in a lift over one sweltering, claustrophobic day in a New York office building. Trying to rebuild her life after an incident at work, HR director Cerys transfers to a new role in her company’s New York office. On the day of an important meeting, she steps into the lift with Maeve, a woman she had noticed arguing with the receptionist in a British accent. A few seconds later, the electronic voice stutters, then stops, and the elevator grinds to a halt.
Unbeknown to Cerys, Maeve is driven by a dark secret which has brought her to New York, and she won’t leave until she gets what she wants. Could Cerys be the person she’s been looking for? As the hours tick by, one thing becomes clear – one of them might not make it out alive.
Claire Cooper grew up in a small village in south Wales before moving to London. She worked for the Civil Service for seventeen years before realising that she much preferred writing novels about psychotic killers to Ministerial speeches. She lives in London with her husband and two cats.