THE BRAND NEW EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER FROM LOUISE CANDLISH, THE HEIGHTS, IS OUT NOW!
‘Absolutely brilliant… An exceptionally exciting, mysterious book – we both loved it’ Richard & Judy
It all happens so quickly. One day you're living the dream, commuting to work by riverbus with your charismatic neighbour Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn't turned up for the boat and his wife Melia has reported him missing.
When you get off at your stop, the police are waiting. Another passenger saw you and Kit arguing on the boat home the night before and the police say that you had a reason to want him dead. You protest. You and Kit are friends - ask Melia, she'll vouch for you. And who exactly is this other passenger pointing the finger? What do they know about your lives?
No, whatever danger followed you home last night, you are innocent, totally innocent.
Praise for The Other Passenger:
‘Nobody writes so incisively about couples’ Daily Mail, Books of the Year 2020
‘Filled with really excellent twists’ Stylist, Best books out in June
‘The queen of the urban thriller returns with her winning blend of whodunit and thoroughly unreliable narrators’ Red
'One of the twistiest plots you'll ever read' Cosmopolitan
‘Cleverly captures the envy zeitgeist’ Stylist
‘Stylish, suspenseful and absorbing’ Best
‘You won’t want to put down this roller coaster read!’ Closer
‘Gripping from start to finish’ Bella
‘Not only is Candlish a terrific storyteller, she has the gift of making you care about unlikable characters’ Guardian
‘I’ll be amazed if we don’t see The Other Passenger on screen before long’ London Evening Standard
‘The layers of plot astound’ Sunday Times Crime Club
‘Another clever tale from the author of Our House’ Prima
‘A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller' Sunday Post
‘Brilliantly plotted’ Mail on Sunday
‘Louise Candlish helped launch the ‘property noir’ genre with Our House and Those People. In The Other Passenger, she brings murder to the London commute' Observer
‘This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers’ Good Housekeeping
‘Superior thriller’ Crime Review
‘Suspenseful and utterly absorbing’ Sunday Mirror
‘The suspense is maddening, and the conclusion refreshing’ Press Association
‘An ingenious thriller’ Irish Independent
‘The pacing is first rate, as is the handling of the first-person narration’ Sunday Times
‘Just brilliant; gripping from the first page with an incredible first person narrative and a sense of place that pulls you through the pages fast enough to make your head spin. Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love her’ Lisa Jewell
‘A gripping read with a brilliant first-person narrative. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. It’s so good!’ BA Paris
‘A must read!’ Lucy Foley
'Louise Candlish is the queen of the sucker-punch twist' Ruth Ware
'Dark and clever and terrific' Nicci French
'I couldn’t put it down!' Shari Lapena
‘A tightly constructed, corkscrewing plot' Sarah Vaughan
'Psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn
'Louise is the mistress of the ‘Oh my God, this could be me’ nightmare' Fiona Barton
‘A stunning masterwork of style and suspense’ Jeffery Deaver?
'Equal parts riveting, twisty, and unsettling' Stephanie Wrobel
'An instant classic' Mark Edwards
'Outstanding' Catherine Isaac
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Seasoned suspense writer Louise Candlish confidently refreshes the modern thriller in The Other Passenger. Focusing on a small group of Londoners who become friendly while commuting by river bus, the book opens with Gen Xer Jamie being questioned by police over the disappearance of millennial Kit after their boozy late-night quarrel. Generational conflicts quickly rise to the surface, as do the spectres of deception and greed, all while Candlish relates Jamie’s experience as the prime suspect via confiding first-person narration. Balancing clever plot twists with withering, conversational wit, she has written another nail-biter that feels frighteningly plausible.
This ingenious psychological thriller from British author Candlish (Those People) has more bends and turns than the Thames River, which plays a significant role in the action-driven plot. New mates Jamie Buckby, once a high-salaried marketing executive but now a low-paid barista, and Kit Roper, who works in insurance, are primarily traveling companions on the 7:20 a.m. ferry river bus from St. Mary's into central London. One morning, during Christmas week and after an evening of holiday binge drinking, Kit doesn't show up. Suspicion falls on Jamie when it seems as though he may have a motive for murder. Enter the women in the thickening scheme of things. Jamie lives unmarried in high style with moneyed real estate agent Clare; Kit lives with his assistant, Melia, and they struggle to make ends meet and envy Jamie and Clare their townhouse. Everyone seems to have something to hide, piling one lie on top of another. Dalliances form, alliances abound, and deception is rampant. Candlish's clever commuter horror offers enough stupefying chills to reward old fans and invite new ones.
The Other Passenger
Excellent; London setting very atmospheric
It was quite pointless …. Maybe I have too high expectations given some of the reviews I saw that made me read it 🤷🏼♀️
Well written, but found the story a bit slow!
Didn’t enjoy reading this book. The main character was not very strong/compelling. Could see ending coming a mile away ...but well written like I said. Not sure how authentic it feels!