FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
‘The Other Passenger is just brilliant; gripping from the first page… Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love her’ Lisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs
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:
‘Filled with really excellent twists’ Stylist
‘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
‘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
‘A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller' Sunday Post
‘Brilliantly plotted’ Mail on Sunday
‘This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers’ Good Housekeeping
‘Suspenseful and utterly absorbing’ Sunday Mirror
‘The suspense is maddening, and the conclusion refreshing’ Press Association
‘An ingenious thriller’ Irish Independent
‘A must read!’ Lucy Foley
'Dark and clever and terrific' Nicci French
'I couldn’t put it down!' Shari Lapena
‘Combines a tightly constructed, corkscrewing plot, a great sense of pace, and a sly critique of London's corrosive but necessary obsession with money' 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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A word of warning: you might want to clear your schedule before diving into The Other Passenger, another addictive, breathtaking domestic noir from award-winning author Louise Candlish. In it, we meet wealthy 40-something Londoners Jamie and Clare as they befriend Melia and Kit—a seductive, young couple they rapidly grow close to. But when Kit goes missing and Jamie, our narrator—who just happened to be the last person to come into contact with him—is questioned by police, things take a darker, more sinister turn. Featuring richly drawn characters you can’t quite make your mind up about and a masterful twist to leave you reeling, The Other Passenger is an intelligent, engrossing thriller you can’t help but race through.
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My favourite thriller of 2020
I’m thrilled to share my review for the latest book by Louise Candlish.
On the morning of Monday 23rd December, Jamie Buckby takes the commuter riverboat from his home in St Mary’s, southeast London, to work in Central London, noting that his good friend and neighbour Kit Roper has not turned up for the 7.30am service they usually catch together.
At the London Eye, where he disembarks for his job in a café behind the South Bank Centre, Jamie is met by the police. Kit has been reported missing by his wife.
As Jamie is taken in for questioning, he discovers someone saw him arguing with Kit on the boat home late on Friday night. The other passenger believes Jamie committed murder.
But what really happened?
This book was one of my May Spring Bank Holiday reads in our sunny back garden during Lockdown – thank you to Simon and Schuster UK for a stunning proof copy (my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the receipt of the free proof copy).
This is the first Louise Candlish novel I have read. I must admit that I have a copy of Our House sat in a large pile of books waiting to be read, after seeing many favourable reviews (it has now been moved up the pile).
The story kept me enthralled throughout – where is Kit? Who wanted him out of the way and why? Who is the other passenger? The suspense built nicely, the flaws in the main characters start to be divulged and there are lots of flaws and suspects. I enjoyed the location of the book too – a virtual visit to London during Lockdown.
As I would hate to give away any spoilers, I’m going to stop here and say that this is my favourite thriller of 2020 and a 5 star read. Full of suspense and twists, jealousy and lies. I have seen a lot of praise for this book in the media and I expect it will be topping the book charts, once published later this month