The author of the “masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner” (The Guardian) Our House takes you on a haunting and nail-biting journey of tragedy and revenge.
The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there—a man you’d recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it’s definitely him.
But that can’t be because he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact.
Because you’re the one who killed him.
With Louise Candlish’s signature dark and twisty prose, The Heights shows “the ferocity of maternal love” (Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You). It is an unputdownable thriller that will keep you guessing until the final page.
At the start of this mesmerizing psychological thriller from British author Candlish (The Other Passenger), lighting consultant Ellen Saint is working with a new client on a London warehouse conversion when she spots a person she recognizes on the roof of a nearby building. That man, Kieran Watts, however, has been dead for more than two years or so Ellen thought, because she, along with her ex-significant other, Vic Gordon, contracted with someone to kill him. The murder-for-hire scheme was revenge against the "monster who destroyed" her life when Vic's and her 19-year-old son, Lucas, died in a car accident, for which she blames Kieran, the car's driver. The current sighting resurrects devastating memories and provokes Ellen, who fears for her new family, to try again to kill Kieran. Obsession, deception, betrayal, and injustice follow. Chapters from Vic's point of view, from both past and present, help build tension. In the end, the narrative threads cross in a heart-stopping confrontation that tests Ellen's lifelong phobia for high places. This cleverly constructed novel will keep readers enthralled until the last page. Agent: Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown (U.K.).