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 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, author ofThe 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 forThe 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 TimesCrime 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
'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
'Atightly 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
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Louise Candlish is the Sunday Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. Our Housewon the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards, was longlisted for the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award. It is now in development for a major TV series with Red Planet Pictures, producers of Death in Paradise. Louise lives in London with her husband and daughter.
'From Our House to Those People, Candlish knows exactly how to excavate the seething social tensions between her characters, creating delicious thrillers that are also really good fun . . .Filled with really excellent twists (one made my head hurt, but it was so good), read this and be transported down Candish's river of dark deeds'
Stylist, 'Best books out in June'
'The queen of the urban thriller returns with her winning blend of whodunit and thoroughly unreliable narrators. Jamie has given up the rat-race for an easier life with a riverboat commute on the Thames in the company of his younger, brasher neighbour, Kit. But when Kit goes missing, Jamie is the prime suspect even though he had nothing to do with his friend's disappearance. Or did he?'
'One of the twistiest plots you'll ever read. If you liked The Girl on a Train, you'll love this'
'A brilliantly slippery tale, stylish, suspenseful and absorbing'
'Louise Candlish is one of our favourite authors, and this is as gripping as her other novels. You won't want to put down this roller coaster read!'
'Whenever a Louise Candlish book arrives, we drop everything to read it. Gripping from start to finish'
'Not only is Candlish a terrific storyteller, she has the gift of making you care about unlikable characters, while her observations about generational conflict are sharp enough to make you wince'
'Compelling tale of London property noir… With its tight cast and stylish backdrops, sharp plotting and clear narrative voice, I'll be amazed if we don't see The Other Passenger on screen before long'
London Evening Standard
'Oh, the delicious agony of witnessing Louise Candlish's ordinary, flawed bourgeois characters become warped by dark impulses, then twisting even further to avoid the consequences. Jamie and Clare, middle-aged and prosperous - though with fault lines - become enthralled by young new neighbours Kit and Melia. And as Jamie's telling of the story unfolds, the layers of plot astound'
Sunday Times Crime Club
'Another clever tale from the author of Our House'
'A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller, set on and around London's famous river and as murky as the Thames itself, with a disturbing denouement that would keep Christie herself guessing'
'This brilliantly plotted thriller takes a classic film noir set-up and transplants it to modern London with terrific style and surprising heart'
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… That tempting trip down the river may never look quite the same again'
'Addictive page turner… This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers'
'Candlish has carved a delicious niche recently - creating tales of lightly unpleasant people in sticky domestic situations - and she delivers again with this superior thriller'
'A slippery tale of double-crossing and deviousness, this stylish, noirish thriller is suspenseful and utterly absorbing'
'An ingenious thriller about the corrosive effect of snobbery, money and jealousy on relationships, with a plot as serpentine as the river commute'
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