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
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. Aren't you?
Praise for The Other Passenger: '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?' - Red * 'One of the twistiest plots you'll ever read. If you liked The Girl on a Train, you'll love this' - Cosmopolitan * 'A brilliantly slippery tale, stylish, suspenseful and absorbing' - Best * '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!' - Closer * 'Whenever a Louise Candlish book arrives, we drop everything to read it. Gripping from start to finish' - Bella * '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' - Guardian