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The Man on the Middle Floor
The Man on the Middle Floor

The Man on the Middle Floor


288 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: January 2019

ISBN 9781910453544

Rights: US & CA

RedDoor Publishing (Jan 2019)

Price: $14.95


A gripping tale of interlocking yet disconnected lives, for fans of Lionel Shriver and Mark Haddon

Despite living in the same three-flat house in the suburbs of London, the residents are strangers to one another. The bottom floor is home to Tam, a recent ex-cop who spends his days drowning his sorrows in whisky. On the middle floor is Nick, a young man with Asperger's that likes to stick to his schedules and routines. The top floor belongs to Karen, a doctor and researcher that has spent her life trying to understand the rising rates of autism. They have lived their lives separately, until now, when an unsolved murder and the man on the middle floor connect them all together. Told from three points of view, this book is about disconnection in all its forms; sexual, physical, parental and emotional. It questions whether society is meeting the needs of the fast growing autistic section of society, or exacerbating it. Thought-provoking and thrilling, The Man on the Middle Floor will leave readers talking.


"A sparkling debut that has been described as Mark Haddon meets Lionel Shriver, this is about three people, two murders and one house." —GQ

"A fast paced, gritty thriller that won't let you put it down and will have you thinking about the characters and the nature of modern day living for a long time after you have finished it." —Living

"A thriller that explores the growing disconnection within today's society." —Express

"An unsolved murder connects three flawed people. With themes including Asperger's and abuse, it's not the lightest of reads, but it will take you out of your literary comfort zone (in a good way." —Marie Claire

"Moore stirs a whirlwind of emotions with this compassionate, well-crafted story of alienation, abuse and murder." -Booklist Online Exclusive

Author Biography

Elizabeth S. Moore is a journalist.