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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.

Featured books by Louise Candlish

Other books by Louise Candlish

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

It's summer when Elm Hill lido opens, having stood empty for years. For Natalie Steele, it offers freedom and leads her to Lara Channing, a charismatic former actress, who seems all too happy to invite Natalie into her elite circle. Soon Natalie is spending long days at the pool, basking in popularity. But is it too good to be true? Why are dark memories of a summer long ago now threatening to surface? Could Natalie have been swept dangerously out of her depth?

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 Day You Saved My Life

The Day You Saved My Life

Author: Louise Candlish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2012

A child falls into the river. A stranger jumps in to rescue him. And four lives are changed for ever . . . 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 . . . From the internationally bestselling author of Since I Don't Have You comes a spellbinding story of passion, heartbreak and destiny - an unforgettable novel about mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the extraordinary ways that life and love intersect.

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

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?

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