Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier 2021 Crime Novel of the Year
The “queen of the sucker-punch twist” (Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author) and author of Our House weaves an unputdownable page-turner about a commuter who becomes a suspect in his friend’s mysterious disappearance.
It all happens so quickly. One day you’re living the dream, commuting to work by ferry with your charismatic neighbor 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.
"Psychological suspense at its most elegant and sinister." —A.J. Finn
"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
"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. A must-read." —Lucy Foley
"Louise Candlish is the queen of the sucker-punch twist." —Ruth Ware
"A gripping read with a brilliant first-person narrative. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. It’s so good!" —B.A. Paris