The Woman Downstairs

Judith Arnold
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 Ex-cop Alec Fontana may not be able to patrol the streets of Boston anymore, but when his aunt, a college president, asks him to investigate whether an esteemed professor is preying sexually on his students, he’s up to the task. He’s a city boy, and a few weeks in a college-owned apartment near the bucolic campus would be a nice change of pace. 
But the woman in the apartment directly below his is a distraction. Lauren Wyler is beautiful and mysterious. Through the floor, Alec can hear her playing the piano like a virtuoso—until her performance turns into a painful mess of mistakes. How can someone with so much talent play so poorly? With each note, Alec’s obsession with his downstairs neighbor grows. Will that obsession heal Lauren or wound her beyond repair? 

Winner of RT Magazine’s Reviewers Choice Award. 
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Judith Arnold
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Published on
Aug 3, 2016
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781940547183
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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