The Other Passenger - Louise Candlish

The Other Passenger

By Louise Candlish

  • Release Date: 2020-06-25
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 712 Ratings



‘Absolutely brilliant… An exceptionally exciting, mysterious book – we both loved it’  Richard & Judy
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:

‘Nobody writes so incisively about couples’ Daily Mail, Books of the Year 2020

‘Filled with really excellent twists’ Stylist

'One of the twistiest plots you'll ever read' Cosmopolitan

‘The queen of the urban thriller returns’ Red

‘Cleverly captures the envy zeitgeist’ Stylist

‘Stylish, suspenseful and absorbing’ Best
‘You won’t want to put down this roller coaster read!’ Closer
‘Gripping’ Bella

‘Not only is Candlish a terrific storyteller, she has the gift of making you care about unlikable characters’ Guardian

‘I’ll be amazed if we don’t see The Other Passenger on screen before long’ London Evening Standard
‘The layers of plot astound’ Sunday Times Crime Club

‘Chillingly addictive' Sunday Post

‘Brilliantly plotted’ Mail on Sunday

This author is so good at twisty yet completely believable domestic thrillers’ Good Housekeeping

‘Utterly absorbingSunday Mirror

‘The suspense is maddening’ Press Association

‘An ingenious thriller’ Irish Independent

‘Louise Candlish just gets better and better, I love her’ Lisa Jewell

‘I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough’ BA Paris

‘A must read!’ Lucy Foley

'Louise Candlish is the queen of the sucker-punch twist' Ruth Ware
'Dark and clever and terrific' Nicci French

'I couldn’t put it down!' Shari Lapena

‘A tightly constructed, corkscrewing plot' Sarah Vaughan

'Psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister' AJ Finn

'Louise is the mistress of the "Oh my God, this could be me" nightmare' Fiona Barton

‘A stunning masterwork of style and suspense’ Jeffery Deaver?

'Riveting, twisty, and unsettling' Stephanie Wrobel

'An instant classic' Mark Edwards 

'Outstanding' Catherine Isaac


  • The other passenger

    By zizithecat
    This book got off to a good start, well written and engaging, unfortunately the twist at the end was very easy to see coming, and that let it down for me. A shame as I enjoyed her other books.
  • Slightly boring

    By harkergirl10
    A bit long winded and not a great deal happens
  • Erm, err, welll,

    By BigAlsBro
    Never have I been so disappointed in an ending as lifeless and drab as this one ... complete acceptance of his fate . He deserves to be incarcerated . Don’t get me wrong it was well written but sooo predictable, young woman makes a fool of old man , wow who’d have thought it . Not even a veiled threat like , “ Enjoy your life Amelia because when I eventually get out , I’m going to kill you “ .. that I could go with .... ha ha ha ......
  • Lots of twists and turns

    By Beth!!!
    Just when you think you know what’s going on, everything changes. My only criticism is that the end of the book drags somewhat and adds very little to the plot as a whole. ‘Our house’ yet to be knocked off my number 1 spot. This is a good read if you like thrillers
  • Thrilling, loved it

    By AlmeidaLQ
    If you like non predictable suspense stories, read this one. Couldn’t stopped reading it.
  • Pretty good!

    By bingboymum
    I really enjoyed this, didn’t expect the twists which is always good!
  • Good read !!

    By Mama nico
    Finished it in a day , for some reason I did expect a different ending .... well written
  • So glad I bought it!

    By nottingham_sel
    A great half term read, once I started it I really enjoyed the writing style, kept you intrigued. Each page sucked you in more and more a very believable story. I thought the ending kind of dragged on but then understood at the end. Really enjoyed it, sad it’s finished.
  • An incredible read!

    This is one of the most enjoyable and readable books I have ever read! I couldn’t put it down, and I couldn’t wait to snuggle up and get back to it I didn’t want it to end! Thank you for writing such a fantastic book Highly recommended *****
  • Thoroughly enjoyed

    By Mecc cc
    I was so hoping the ending would live up to the rest of the book and it kept me guessing right until the very end. Didn’t disappoint