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Louise Candlish - Author

About the Author

Louise Candlish was our Guest Editor in July 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Louise Candlish studied English at University College London and worked as an editor in art publishing and as a copywriter before writing fiction. Though her stories are about people facing dramatic dilemmas, she tries to live an uncomplicated life in London with her husband and daughter.

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Other books by Louise Candlish

The Day You Saved My Life

The Day You Saved My Life

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE AND THOSE PEOPLE 'I honestly didn't see the twist coming. Perfect.' - Jojo Moyes ______________ Even an act of heroism has consequences On a perfect summer's day in Paris, tourists on the river watch in shock as a small boy falls into the Seine and disappears below the surface. As his mother stands frozen, a stranger takes a breath and leaps . . . ______________ 'A master of her craft' Rosamund Lupton PRAISE FOR LOUISE CANDLISH 'A great writer' Fiona Barton 'A masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner' Guardian 'Louise Candlish is one very clever writer' Sarah Vaughan 'Beautifully modulated and terrifically suspenseful' Washington Post

The Other Passenger

The Other Passenger

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

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 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 fresh air, an iconic Thames view, a whole lifestyle upgrade. You've made new friends on board - led by your hedonistic young neighbour, Kit - and just had your first official 'water rats' get-together. The day after the drinks, Kit isn't on the morning boat. The river landmarks are all the same, but something's off. When you disembark, the police are waiting. Kit's wife, Melia, has reported him missing and another passenger saw you arguing on the last boat home after your drinks. Police say you had a reason to lash out at him. To threaten him. You protest. You and Kit are friends - ask Melia, she'll vouch for you. And who exactly is pointing the finger? What do they know about your private lives? No, whatever coincidences might have occurred last night, you are innocent, totally innocent. Aren't you? Praise for The Other Passenger: '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, author of The Guest List 'A smart, twisty thriller that explores how money can warp relationships and destroy lives. A compulsive read that builds to an unimaginable climax. I couldn't put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 'A novel like a roulette wheel at full tilt: smooth, hypnotic, relentless, exciting - and ultimately, just as unpredictable... Like every Candlish thriller, The Other Passenger is psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window '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 Praise for Louise Candlish 'Prepare to be gripped;Louise Candlish shows us the dark side of suburbia - and of ourselves' Erin Kelly 'Sharp satire and a plot that builds to a roiling boil with a couple of oh-so-clever final twists in close succession: Louise Candlish is one very clever writer' Sarah Vaughan 'Twists aplenty, and such wonderful observation - I loved it' Clare Mackintosh 'An addictive, twisty page-turner that will give you nightmares about the suburban dream' Alice Feeney 'A delicious slice of suburban noir. I loved it' Harriet Tyce 'Oozing with scandal, it's a compelling read' Woman & Home 'A devilishly good thriller with a wicked ending. Loved it' Laura Kemp 'Utterly gripping' RED 'Louise Candlish captures the mores of middle-class life and our worst, curtain-twitching tendencies like no one else' RED, online 'Full of marvellously toxic characters' Best

The Other Passenger

The Other Passenger

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2020

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' 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 'Compelling tale of London property noir... 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' London Evening Standard '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 'Another clever tale from the author of Our House' Prima 'A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller, set on and around London's famous river and as murky as the Thames itself, with a disturbing denouement that would keep Christie herself guessing' Sunday Post '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 'Addictive page turner... This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers' Good Housekeeping 'Candlish has carved a delicious niche recently - creating tales of lightly unpleasant people in sticky domestic situations - and she delivers again with this superior thriller' Crime Review 'A slippery tale of double-crossing and deviousness, this stylish, noirish thriller is suspenseful and utterly absorbing' Sunday Mirror 'An ingenious thriller about the corrosive effect of snobbery, money and jealousy on relationships, with a plot as serpentine as the river commute' Irish Independent 'If you're a fan of Louise Candlish, you'll soon be adding The Other Passenger to your favourites list - and if you're not already a fan, you soon will be... The suspense is maddening, and the conclusion refreshing, with plenty of twists to keep you hooked until the last page' Press Association 'The pacing is first rate, as is the handling of the first-person narration' Sunday Times '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, author of The Guest List 'Dark and clever and terrific in all its twists and turns' Nicci French, author of the Frieda Klein series and The Lying Room 'A smart, twisty thriller that explores how money can warp relationships and destroy lives. A compulsive read that builds to an unimaginable climax. I couldn't put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 'The Other Passenger combines a tightly constructed, corkscrewing plot, a great sense of pace, and a sly critique of London's corrosive but necessary obsession with money. Highly recommended' Sarah Vaughan, author of Little Disasters 'A novel like a roulette wheel at full tilt: smooth, hypnotic, relentless, exciting - and ultimately, just as unpredictable... Like every Candlish thriller, The Other Passenger is psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window 'Louise is the mistress of the 'Oh my God, this could be me' nightmare. It played havoc with my head and nervous stomach from start to finish' Fiona Barton, author of The Suspect '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, author of The Never Game 'What a stunner! Equal parts riveting, twisty, and unsettling. I constantly questioned which of these characters I could trust-the answer, to my delight, turned out to be none of them. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!' Stephanie Wrobel, author of The Recovery of Rose Gold 'An instant classic, with so many twists and turns it made my head spin. Louise Candlish is the queen of intelligent, classy thrillers' Mark Edwards, author of Here to Stay

The Other Passenger

The Other Passenger

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

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' 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 'Compelling tale of London property noir... 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' London Evening Standard '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 'Another clever tale from the author of Our House' Prima 'A chillingly addictive and glamorous thriller, set on and around London's famous river and as murky as the Thames itself, with a disturbing denouement that would keep Christie herself guessing' Sunday Post '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 'Addictive page turner... This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers' Good Housekeeping 'Candlish has carved a delicious niche recently - creating tales of lightly unpleasant people in sticky domestic situations - and she delivers again with this superior thriller' Crime Review 'A slippery tale of double-crossing and deviousness, this stylish, noirish thriller is suspenseful and utterly absorbing' Sunday Mirror 'An ingenious thriller about the corrosive effect of snobbery, money and jealousy on relationships, with a plot as serpentine as the river commute' Irish Independent 'If you're a fan of Louise Candlish, you'll soon be adding The Other Passenger to your favourites list - and if you're not already a fan, you soon will be... The suspense is maddening, and the conclusion refreshing, with plenty of twists to keep you hooked until the last page' Press Association 'The pacing is first rate, as is the handling of the first-person narration' Sunday Times '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, author of The Guest List 'Dark and clever and terrific in all its twists and turns' Nicci French, author of the Frieda Klein series and The Lying Room 'A smart, twisty thriller that explores how money can warp relationships and destroy lives. A compulsive read that builds to an unimaginable climax. I couldn't put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 'The Other Passenger combines a tightly constructed, corkscrewing plot, a great sense of pace, and a sly critique of London's corrosive but necessary obsession with money. Highly recommended' Sarah Vaughan, author of Little Disasters 'A novel like a roulette wheel at full tilt: smooth, hypnotic, relentless, exciting - and ultimately, just as unpredictable... Like every Candlish thriller, The Other Passenger is psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window 'Louise is the mistress of the 'Oh my God, this could be me' nightmare. It played havoc with my head and nervous stomach from start to finish' Fiona Barton, author of The Suspect '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, author of The Never Game 'What a stunner! Equal parts riveting, twisty, and unsettling. I constantly questioned which of these characters I could trust-the answer, to my delight, turned out to be none of them. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!' Stephanie Wrobel, author of The Recovery of Rose Gold 'An instant classic, with so many twists and turns it made my head spin. Louise Candlish is the queen of intelligent, classy thrillers' Mark Edwards, author of Here to Stay

Those People

Those People

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2019

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'One of this summer's most anticipated thrillers' Stylist 'Scarily plausible' Observer 'Guaranteed to have you vibrating with impotent fury ... a carefully crafted psychological thriller' Laura Wilson, Guardian 'A feverish atmosphere is built up, with Candlish again skewering the peccadilloes and prejudices of her middle-class characters' Sunday Times MEET THE NEIGHBOURS YOU'LL LOVE TO HATE 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. 'You're in for a treat!' Lisa Jewell '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 'Sharp satire and a plot that builds to a roiling boil with a couple of oh-so-clever final twists in close succession: Louise Candlish is one very clever writer' Sarah Vaughan 'Beautifully modulated and terrifically suspenseful' Washington Post 'Twists aplenty, and such wonderful observation - I loved it' Clare Mackintosh 'An addictive, twisty page-turner about the neighbours from hell that will give you nightmares about the suburban dream' Alice Feeney 'A delicious slice of suburban noir. I loved it' Harriet Tyce 'Candlish is a master at peeling away the veneer of middle-class respectability, and utterly nails the trials of living cheek-by-jowl with awful neighbours. You'll be asking yourself, How far would I go? ' heat '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 'A smart and twisty tale about a murder in a seemingly idyllic neighbourhood. Oozing with scandal, it's a compelling read' Woman & Home 'A devilishly good thriller about smug middle class house price obsession with a wicked ending. Loved it' Laura Kemp 'Utterly gripping' RED 'Lowland Way is a sought-after place to live, with friendly neighbours and real community spirit, that is until the Booths move in. The other residents are up in arms, but how far will they take things to restore their peace? A read that will make you rejoice for nice neighbours!' Prima 'Louise Candlish captures the mores of middle-class life and our worst, curtain-twitching tendencies like no one else' RED, online 'Full of marvellously toxic characters' Best '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' Irish Times

Those People

Those People

Author: Louise Candlish Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/06/2019

Those People

Those People

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'One of this summer's most anticipated thrillers' Stylist 'Scarily plausible' Observer 'Guaranteed to have you vibrating with impotent fury ... a carefully crafted psychological thriller' Laura Wilson, Guardian 'A feverish atmosphere is built up, with Candlish again skewering the peccadilloes and prejudices of her middle-class characters' Sunday Times MEET THE NEIGHBOURS YOU'LL LOVE TO HATE 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. 'You're in for a treat!' Lisa Jewell '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 'Sharp satire and a plot that builds to a roiling boil with a couple of oh-so-clever final twists in close succession: Louise Candlish is one very clever writer' Sarah Vaughan 'Beautifully modulated and terrifically suspenseful' Washington Post 'Twists aplenty, and such wonderful observation - I loved it' Clare Mackintosh 'An addictive, twisty page-turner about the neighbours from hell that will give you nightmares about the suburban dream' Alice Feeney 'A delicious slice of suburban noir. I loved it' Harriet Tyce 'Candlish is a master at peeling away the veneer of middle-class respectability, and utterly nails the trials of living cheek-by-jowl with awful neighbours. You'll be asking yourself, How far would I go? ' heat '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 'A smart and twisty tale about a murder in a seemingly idyllic neighbourhood. Oozing with scandal, it's a compelling read' Woman & Home 'A devilishly good thriller about smug middle class house price obsession with a wicked ending. Loved it' Laura Kemp 'Utterly gripping' RED 'Lowland Way is a sought-after place to live, with friendly neighbours and real community spirit, that is until the Booths move in. The other residents are up in arms, but how far will they take things to restore their peace? A read that will make you rejoice for nice neighbours!' Prima 'Louise Candlish captures the mores of middle-class life and our worst, curtain-twitching tendencies like no one else' RED, online 'Full of marvellously toxic characters' Best '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' Irish Times

Our House

Our House

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they've just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it's your house. And you didn't sell it. 'If 2018 brings a better book than Our House I will eat my hat. Addictive, twisty and oh so terrifyingly possible' Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You 'Property-porn looks set to become a staple of crime fiction and Our House is an excellent example of this burgeoning subgenre. Husband and wife pass the narrative baton between them in this masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner' Laura Wilson, Guardian 'Whip-smart, knowing and brilliantly plotted' India Knight 'Taps deep into the British obsession with property' Metro 'I loved the wonderful hook of Our House, which plays with our modern obsession with property - and the vulnerability that exposes. Louise Candlish is a great writer; she inhaled me into her nightmarish world where everything we think we know is ripped from under our feet' Fiona Barton, author of The Widow and The Child FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE. When Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, she is plunged into terror and confusion. She and her husband Bram have owned their home on Trinity Avenue for years and have no intention of selling. How can this other family possibly think the house is theirs? And why has Bram disappeared when she needs him most? FOR RICHER, FOR POORER. Bram has made a catastrophic mistake and now he is paying. Unable to see his wife, his children or his home, he has nothing left but to settle scores. As the nightmare takes grip, both Bram and Fi try to make sense of the events that led to a devastating crime. What has he hidden from her - and what has she hidden from him? And will either survive the chilling truth - that there are far worse things you can lose than your house? TILL DEATH US DO PART. 'I raced through it this weekend. Such a smart idea. Twisty, warped, credible. Brilliantly plotted and compelling. Deserves to be such a hit' Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal 'Our House is one of the best books I have ever read ... FACT' Isabelle Broom, author of My Map of You 'Gripping and heartbreaking with an undercurrent of unease running through it' Louise Jensen, author of The Gift 'Heart-stopping, toe-curling, breath-taking! Half can't bear to read/half can't bear to put it down. It's marvellous - so tautly plotted and don't see the twists coming! Will be a smash hit! Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House 'Finished in two days. Absolutely brilliant. It has bestseller written all over it' Kate Furnivall, author of The Betrayal 'What a book! Fast, edge-of-your-seat stuff. Each time I set the book down I had to remind myself to breathe' broadbeanbooks 'What a sensational book this is, with a plot that unrolls like clockwork, and simmering tension that never lets up. Betrayal, double-crossing and the most delicious sting in the tail... I couldn't put it down' Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The House of New Beginnings 'A great read - lots of surprises and an excellent ending' Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours 'Jaw-droppingly brilliant' Catherine Isaac, author of You Me Everything 'Oh Louise Candlish, you are a genius! Our House is just brilliant. Scarily believable with the BEST ending I have read in a long time. I devoured it!' Claire Frost, Fabulous magazine 'A high-stakes domestic thriller that is utterly absorbing. Twists and turns abound, and Our House will have you locking your doors and checking your windows. Candlish delivers a frightening portrait of one woman's worst nightmare. Trust no one!' Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author

Our House

Our House

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they've just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it's your house. And you didn't sell it. 'If 2018 brings a better book than Our House I will eat my hat. Addictive, twisty and oh so terrifyingly possible' Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You 'I raced through it this weekend. Such a smart idea. Twisty, warped, credible. Brilliantly plotted and compelling. Deserves to be such a hit' Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal 'I loved the wonderful hook of Our House, which plays with our modern obsession with property - and the vulnerability that exposes. Louise Candlish is a great writer; she inhaled me into her nightmarish world where everything we think we know is ripped from under our feet' Fiona Barton, author of The Widow and The Child FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE. When Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, she is plunged into terror and confusion. She and her husband Bram have owned their home on Trinity Avenue for years and have no intention of selling. How can this other family possibly think the house is theirs? And why has Bram disappeared when she needs him most? FOR RICHER, FOR POORER. Bram has made a catastrophic mistake and now he is paying. Unable to see his wife, his children or his home, he has nothing left but to settle scores. As the nightmare takes grip, both Bram and Fi try to make sense of the events that led to a devastating crime. What has he hidden from her - and what has she hidden from him? And will either survive the chilling truth - that there are far worse things you can lose than your house? TILL DEATH US DO PART. 'Our House is one of the best books I have ever read ... FACT' Isabelle Broom, author of My Map of You 'Gripping and heartbreaking with an undercurrent of unease running through it' Louise Jensen, author of The Gift 'Heart-stopping, toe-curling, breath-taking! Half can't bear to read/half can't bear to put it down. It's marvellous - so tautly plotted and don't see the twists coming! Will be a smash hit! Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House 'Finished in two days. Absolutely brilliant. It has bestseller written all over it' Kate Furnivall, author of The Betrayal 'What a book! Fast, edge-of-your-seat stuff. Each time I set the book down I had to remind myself to breathe' broadbeanbooks 'What a sensational book this is, with a plot that unrolls like clockwork, and simmering tension that never lets up. Betrayal, double-crossing and the most delicious sting in the tail... I couldn't put it down' Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The House of New Beginnings 'A great read - lots of surprises and an excellent ending' Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours 'Jaw-droppingly brilliant' Catherine Isaac, author of You Me Everything 'Oh Louise Candlish, you are a genius! Our House is just brilliant. Scarily believable with the BEST ending I have read in a long time. I devoured it!' Claire Frost, Fabulous magazine 'A high-stakes domestic thriller that is utterly absorbing. Twists and turns abound, and Our House will have you locking your doors and checking your windows. Candlish delivers a frightening portrait of one woman's worst nightmare. Trust no one!' Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author

The Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool

Author: Louise Candlish Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/07/2016

Intruder at Number 40

Intruder at Number 40

Author: Louise Candlish Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2016

A dark and thrilling short story featuring characters from The Sudden Departure of the Frasers, from the bestselling author of Our House . . . He sold 40 Lime Park Road months ago. So why is he still visiting the house? Ryan Steer is an estate agent in property hotspot Lime Park, gatekeeper to a growing population of well-heeled families and affluent couples attracted by the area's promise of a tranquil suburban lifestyle. To be honest, the houses sell themselves, and when Ryan hands over the keys to his vendors he usually wishes them well and loses their faces in the crowd. Until Jeremy and Amber Fraser, that is. For there is something about Mrs Fraser that gets under his skin, something that causes illicit thoughts, thoughts that lead to actions - secret, forbidden ones. But if ever a woman was worth the risk, it is Amber Fraser.

The Island Hideaway

The Island Hideaway

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2013

How far would you follow him before you accept it's over? Eleanor Blake, distraught after breaking up with her fiance Will, decides to do what most would scarcely dare: secretly follow him to the island hideaway where he's on holiday with the woman who took her place. But on the shimmering, sun-drenched Sicilian island of Panarea, distractions come in many forms - including her fellow hotel guest Lewis, an enigmatic Englishman with secrets of his own to protect. And then there's Frannie, a young Italian actress on the island to prepare for her first film role, who is as charming as she is beautiful. Can she really be so perfect? And shouldn't Eleanor be the first to suspect that things might not be as they seem? The Island Hideaway is a surprising, insightful and compelling novel from the bestselling author of Since I Don't Have You. Previously published as Prickly Heat.

The Disappearance of Emily Marr

The Disappearance of Emily Marr

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2013

A gripping, twisty story of adultery and scandal from the bestselling author of Our House. 'Tense, twisty and completely addictive' Good Housekeeping 'A nail-biter until the very last pages' Daily Express Some secrets are too dangerous to share . . . When Emily Marr begins an affair with her married neighbour, the celebrated surgeon Arthur Woodhall, she has no idea of the tragedy and scandal their actions will cause. With shattering speed, she becomes the object of a media witchhunt, her only choice to change her identity and vanish. Soon after, Tabby Dewhurst arrives on the Ile de Re in France, estranged from her family and unable to afford even a room for the night. By chance, she meets Emmie Mason, whose offer of friendship is at odds with her obsession with privacy. As Tabby sinks deeper into Emmie's strange, hidden world, she begins to form suspicions - suspicions that will lead her back to England and to a revelation so shocking she must question everything she knows. Praise for Louise Candlish: 'Twists the knife right up to the very final page' Ruth Ware 'Addictive, twisty and oh so terrifyingly possible' Clare Mackintosh 'Terrifically twisty . . . hooks from the first page' Sunday Times 'Louise Candlish is a great writer; she inhaled me into her nightmarish world where everything we think we know is ripped from under our feet' Fiona Barton 'Keeps you guessing to the end - and beyond' Stylist 'Candlish's writing draws you in immediately' Heat 'A master of her craft' Rosamund Lupton 'A well-crafted story of scandal, identity and infidelity' Sunday Mirror 'Not afraid to tackle darker issues . . . moving and thought-provoking' Daily Mail

I'll Be There For You/Second Husband

I'll Be There For You/Second Husband

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU: Hannah and Juliet Goodwin have been best friends since childhood, but when Juliet's boyfriend Luke is killed just as Hannah marries the affluent Michael, the divide between the two sisters is suddenly too painful to bear. While Hannah prepares for the birth of her first child, Juliet begins to neglect her job, her health, and all those who love her the most. Hannah is the last person she'd appeal to for help. But then she finds herself drawn into a secret betrayal that threatens to destroy Hannah's happiness before she even has a chance to enjoy it . . . THE SECOND HUSBAND: When Davis Calder moves in next door to Kate Easton and her seventeen-year-old daughter Roxy, neither has any idea of the devastation about to be unleashed. With Kate struggling to accept her daughter's independence and Roxy getting more secretive by the day, there's enough family tension to go around already. Before they know it, glamorous, charismatic Davis is the only one who seems able to keep the peace. Until, one wedding day later, Kate makes a discovery that blows the whole family apart . . .

Since I Don't Have You

Since I Don't Have You

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

A touching tale of friendship and family - heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once. We couldn't read it fast enough - Cosmopolitan They were friends who shared everything - until tragedy singled one out. At the birth of their daughters best friends Rachel, Mariel and Jenny make a promise: to love and care for each other's girls exactly as they would their own. Six years later and a tragedy has torn them apart. Within weeks, Rachel has packed up and gone. Settling on the beautiful, windswept Greek island of Santorini, she knows she has come to the right place, but as she slowly rebuilds her world she can't forget the pledge she once made to her friends. She hires a private investigator, the enigmatic Johnny Palmer, and arranges for him to send regular updates on the girls she has left behind. Over the years, with Palmer's help, she is able to secretly soothe their growing pains - as well as those of their parents. But in Rachel's new island life far from home, who will be there to guide her? Where do you go when you've lost the centre of your world? Since I Don't Have You is a powerful, emotional story of lives rebuilt and love rediscovered.

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