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Those People

by Louise Candlish

Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Those People

For me this was a truly addictive read, clever, convincing writing had me hooked from the get go. A suburban street is turned from an idyllic to truly awful place to live after a couple move in and create chaos for the other residents. When a terrible event occurs, everyone knows who to blame, but are they right? The premise is entirely believable and I could taste the anxiety of the residents of Lowland Way. Each chapter is headed by one of the householders, which slowly builds a picture of the street. Time travels from eight weeks before, through to the incident and beyond, allowing the tension to skyrocket. Louise Candlish is an award winning bestselling author, and we love her novels here at LoveReading. She has set an incredibly readable and thrilling story right in the middle of what could be your neighbourhood, it could be your neighbours, even your house being affected. She understands the small, the ordinary but incredibly frustrating things that can puncture and forever alter lives. A Liz Robinson pick of the month, Those People takes everyday normality and smashes it open, making a highly entertaining and enthralling tale.

Liz Robinson

Those People Synopsis


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.

Those People Press Reviews


'Scarily plausible' Observer

'Guaranteed to have you vibrating with impotent fury ... a carefully crafted psychological thriller' Laura Wilson, Guardian

'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

'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

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ISBN: 9781471168109
Publication date: 26/12/2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471168109
Publication date: 26th December 2019
Author: Louise Candlish
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Louise Candlish

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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