The Man on the Middle Floor
Absolutely brilliant read.
The novel centres on a house in south London, which is split into three flats occupied by three very different people. Nick, Tam and Karen all lead unconnected lives and the story is told from all three separate points of view in turn. The characters are all struggling. Nick has to face autism and living on his own for the first time, Tam has just resigned from the police force and Karen is determined to submit an award winning research paper on autism.
The characters are brilliantly developed and for me the story line went through unpleasant features to horror to amazing to hilariously funny. At times, I laughed out loud. Underlying it all there were serious issues addressed including living in today’s society with a mental illness, dysfunctional family life, abuse and wanting to keep the old-fashioned methods alive.
If somebody had listed the content of the novel I may well not have read it but it was cleverly written and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Thank you to NetGalley, RedDoor Publishing and Elizabeth S Moore for my ARC in return for my honest review.
Excellent Read. Highly recommended.