Louise Candlish

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Those People

book | Fiction | 2019

Devious. Disruptive. Dangerous. And about to destroy your street...

Until Darren and Jodie move in, Lowland Way is a suburban paradise. Beautiful homes. Friendly neighbours. Kids playing out in the street. But Darren and Jodie don't follow the rules and soon disputes over loud music and parking rights escalate to threats of violence.

Then, early one Sunday, a horrific crime shocks the street. As the police go house-to-house, the residents close ranks and everyone's story is the same: They did it.

But there's a problem. The police don't agree. And the door they're knocking on next is yours.

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Reviews

THOSE PEOPLE should cement Louise Candlish's reputation not just as a master of domestic suspense but as a top-notch thriller writer

Criminal Element

Oozing with scandal

woman&home

Twists aplenty - I loved it

Clare Mackintosh

Pure suburban noir


Stylist Magazine

Prepare to be gripped; Those People is nail-bitingly tense from the first page to the last. Louise Candlish shows us the dark side of suburbia – and of ourselves


Erin Kelly

A clever, enjoyable follow up to Our House ... scarily plausible.

The Observer

Guaranteed to have you vibrating with impotent fury … a carefully crafted psychological thriller.

The Guardian

A feverish atmosphere is built up, with Candlish again skewering the peccadilloes and prejudices of her middle-class characters.

The Sunday Times

Candlish has a keen, satirical eye for social hypocrisy, and she skilfully explores the tensions that the situation exposes in her entitled, privileged characters with compassion and nuance. An unsettling, darkly funny, artfully composed novel about the way we live now.

The Irish Times

Candlish shows us, through multiple points of view, how Booth’s boorish presence causes sleep-deprived couples to bicker hatefully and grown siblings to become enraged with one another, until the whole community seems to turn on itself - with fatal consequences.

Wall Street Journal

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