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?
‘One of the twistiest plots you’ll ever read. If you liked The Girl on a Train, you’ll love this’ Cosmopolitan
‘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
‘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’ Sunday Times Crime Club
‘This brilliantly plotted thriller takes a classic film noir set-up and transplants it to modern London with terrific style and surprising heart’ 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’ Observer