FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
‘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
'One of the twistiest plots you'll ever read' Cosmopolitan
‘The queen of the urban thriller returns’ Red
‘Cleverly captures the envy zeitgeist’ Stylist
‘Stylish, suspenseful and absorbing’ Best
‘You won’t want to put down this roller coaster read!’ Closer
‘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
‘Chillingly addictive' Sunday Post
‘Brilliantly plotted’ Mail on Sunday
‘This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers’ Good Housekeeping
‘Utterly absorbing’ Sunday Mirror
‘The suspense is maddening’ Press Association
‘An ingenious thriller’ Irish Independent
‘Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love her’ Lisa Jewell
‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’ 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?
'Riveting, twisty, and unsettling' Stephanie Wrobel
'An instant classic' Mark Edwards
'Outstanding' Catherine Isaac
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.
Kept me guessing
All the way through book, I couldn’t work out which way the story was going to end. Gripping read
Really good read!
Not predictable at all…..really enjoyed it
Great twists and plot - thoroughly enjoyable read