Louise Candlish

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The Other Passenger

book | Fiction | Jun 2020
UK & Comm → Simon & Schuster (Ed. Suzanne Baboneau)
US & Canada → Berkley (Ed. Danielle Perez)

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 an iconic Thames view, fresh air ⁠— a whole lifestyle upgrade. You’ve made new friends onboard — led by your hedonistic young neighbour, Kit ⁠— and just had your first ‘water rats’ Christmas drinks.

But the first day back after Christmas, Kit isn’t on the morning boat. The river landmarks are all the same, but something’s off. You disembark to find the police waiting. Kit’s wife, Melia, has reported him missing and another passenger witnessed the two of you arguing on the last boat home after your drinks. Police say you had a reason to lash out at him. To kill him.

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 private lives? No, whatever coincidences might have occurred that night, you are innocent, totally innocent.

Aren’t you?

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Reviews

The Other Passenger is just brilliant; gripping from the first page… Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love her.

Lisa Jewell

Like every Candlish thriller, The Other Passenger is psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister.

AJ Finn

A smart, twisty thriller… A compulsive read that builds to an unimaginable climax. I couldn’t put it down!

Shari Lapena

A stunning masterwork of style and suspense. The Other Passenger is one of those novels that grabs us from the start, then keeps us up all night by brilliantly peeling back the layers of the story until we arrive—shockingly—at the truth. I can’t think of another novel in which the characters are so perfectly drawn.

Jeffery Deaver

Dark and clever and terrific in all its twists and turns.


Nicci French

I’m a HUGE fan of Louise Candlish’s writing but she really knocks it out of the park with this one, with its Hitchcockian atmosphere of mounting dread and almost unbearable suspense, building to its astonishing conclusion. And it’s all so frighteningly credible because the characters are so brilliantly drawn, so knowable. A must read.

Lucy Foley

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

The Sunday Times Crime Club newsletter

An instant classic, with so many twists and turns it made my head spin

Mark Edwards

The queen of the urban thriller returns with her winning blend of whodunit and thoroughly unreliable narrators.

Sara Manning
Red Online

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.

Karen Robinson
The Sunday Times Crime Club Newsletter

Filled with really excellent twists (one made my head hurt, it was so good), read this and be transported down Candlish’s river of dark deeds.

Francesca Brown
Stylist

This brilliantly plotted thriller takes a classic film noir set-up and transplants it to modern London with terrific style and surprising heart.

John Williams
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.

Alison Flood
The Observer

A satisfying read and perfect for a TV adaptation. 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.

Vicky Frost
Evening Standard

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.

Laura Wilson
Guardian

Louise Candlish made the premier league with Our House, and should maintain her position at least with The Other Passenger which is even better.

Nicholas Clee
BookBrunch

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.

Laura Wilson
The Guardian

(A) compelling tale of London property noir ....I’ll be amazed if we don’t see The Other Passenger on screen before long.

Vicky Frost
London Evening Standard

An ingenious thriller about the corrosive effects of snobbery, money and jealousy on relationships, with a plot as serpentine as the river commute. 

Myles McWeeney
Irish Independent

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