The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish

Louise Candlish’s new book has a similar story-telling style as her previous novels as she flits between ‘then’ and ‘now.’ Her characters win you over as you are introduced into their London City commuting world, and their lifestyles but most importantly their relationships, which harbour, lies, deceit and intrigue.

The main characters are a foursome. The older couple, Claire and Jamie live comfortably in an inherited mansion whilst younger Melia and Kit live in neighbouring poorer rented accommodation. The two women work for the same Estate Agency and at Claire’s invitation the beautiful Melia and Kit are invited around to dinner. Soon the two men share the same riverboat commute to work each morning and, en route home they often share a few post work drinks.

As the friendship between the foursome grows, a tangled web of deceit also takes hold. After Christmas drinks, late one night, there’s an altercation on the riverboat between Jamie and Kit which is witnessed by other passengers. After Christmas Kit fails to turn up for his daily commute. Now the plot thickens.

There’s twists and turns and each time I think I’ve come to grips with the outcome, a new situation or event happens which throws me back to square one!

Submitted by Mary