The Other Passenger
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 of The Family Upstairs
You''re feeling pretty smug about your commute to work by riverboat. No more traffic gridlock or getting stuck on the tube in tunnels (you''re claustrophobic). Now you''ve got fresh air, an iconic Thames view, a whole lifestyle upgrade. You''ve made new friends on board -- led by your hedonistic young neighbour, Kit -- and just had your first official ''water rats'' get-together.
The day after the drinks, Kit isn''t on the morning boat. The river landmarks are all the same, but something''s off. When you disembark, the police are waiting. Kit''s wife, Melia, has reported him missing and another passenger saw you arguing on the last boat home after your drinks. Police say you had a reason to lash out at him. To threaten him.
You protest. You and Kit are friends -- ask Melia, she''ll vouch for you. And who exactly is pointing the finger? What do they know about your private lives?
No, whatever coincidences might have occurred last night, you are innocent, totally innocent.
''Sharp satire and a plot that builds to a roiling boil with a couple of oh-so-clever final twists in close succession: Louise Candlish is one very clever writer'' Sarah Vaughan
''Twists aplenty, and such wonderful observation - I loved it'' Clare Mackintosh
''An addictive, twisty page-turner that will give you nightmares about the suburban dream'' Alice Feeney
''A delicious slice of suburban noir. I loved it'' Harriet Tyce
''Oozing with scandal, it''s a compelling read'' Woman & Home
''A devilishly good thriller with a wicked ending. Loved it'' Laura Kemp
''Utterly gripping'' RED
''Louise Candlish captures the mores of middle-class life and our worst, curtain-twitching tendencies like no one else'' RED, online
''Full of marvellously toxic characters'' Best
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - flourgirl49 - LibraryThing
There are lots of twists in the plot of this suspense thriller, but it moved so slowly for the first half that I just couldn't get into it. Once the story gained some momentum, I liked it a lot better, and I really enjoyed the ending. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Veronica.Sparrow - LibraryThing
This thriller was enthralling and kept me up reading to the end. The description of London and the people who live there was riveting and very interesting. The only issue I had was that I absolutely ... Read full review