For our March Book Club, the lovely Bryoni and I read The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish!
Publication Date: 25th June 2020
My Rating: ★★★
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You’re feeling pretty smug about your commute to work by riverboat. No more traffic gridlock or getting stuck on the tube in tunnels (you’re claustrophobic); now you’ve got an iconic Thames view, fresh air ?— a whole lifestyle upgrade. You’ve made new friends onboard — led by your hedonistic young neighbour, Kit ?— and just had your first ‘water rats’ Christmas drinks.
But the first day back after Christmas, Kit isn’t on the morning boat. The river landmarks are all the same, but something’s off. You disembark to find the police waiting. Kit’s wife, Melia, has reported him missing and another passenger witnessed the two of you arguing on the last boat home after your drinks. Police say you had a reason to lash out at him. To kill him.
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 private lives? No, whatever coincidences might have occurred that night, you are innocent, totally innocent.
I really enjoyed reading this book for our March book club, and found it incredibly hard to put down. I finished most of it in one sitting! This story is a classic thriller/mystery that leaves you guessing until the last page. There were plenty of twists and turns, even towards the very end of the book.
The characters were an interesting bunch. Right away I knew which ones to suspect and what ones to root for. The story had everything you could ever want in a thriller and made for a perfect evening read. I am looking forwards to reading more of Louise Candlish books!
April Book Club: Girl A by Abigail Dean
Buy Girl A here and read along with us!