The other passenger
The stunning new thriller from the bestselling author of Our House and Those People.
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 ofÃÂ 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 forÃÂ The Other Passenger:
‘Nobody writes so incisively about couples’ Daily Mail, Books of the Year 2020
‘Filled with really excellent twists‘ÃÂ 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‘ÃÂ Cosmopolitan
‘Cleverly captures the envy zeitgeist’ÃÂ 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‘ÃÂ Sunday TimesÃÂ Crime Club
‘Another clever tale from the author of Our House‘ Prima
‘A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller’ÃÂ Sunday Post
‘Brilliantly plotted‘ÃÂ 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‘ÃÂ Observer
‘This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers’ÃÂ Good Housekeeping
‘Superior thriller’ÃÂ 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!’ÃÂ Lucy Foley
‘Louise Candlish is the queen of the sucker-punch twist‘ Ruth Ware
‘Dark and clever and terrific‘ÃÂ Nicci French
‘I couldn’t put it down!’ Shari Lapena
‘AÃÂ tightly constructed, corkscrewing plot’ÃÂ 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”ÃÂ nightmare’ÃÂ Fiona Barton
‘A stunning masterwork of style and suspense‘ Jeffery Deaver?
‘Equal parts riveting, twisty, and unsettling‘ÃÂ Stephanie Wrobel
‘An instant classic‘ÃÂ Mark EdwardsÃÂ
‘Outstanding’ Catherine Isaac