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From the best-selling author of Our House, winner of the Crime and Thriller Book of the Year Award.

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?

©2020 Louise Candlish (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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Why can I hear every saliva swallow?

This is an amazing story. Gripped me from the get go The problem is you can constantly hear the narrator swallow saliva. It is very very distracting.I I don't know if it's a problem with microphones but it really detracts

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Masterful & mesmerising-even the twists had twists

I have been a fan of Louise Candlish for years and I have to say her books just keep getting better and better and better - this latest one is sublime. Great characters, fascinating insight into the housing crisis in London and what it is like to live and work in the capital, wonderful images of the Thames and commuting on the river bus ..... romance, the fragility of relationships living in a survielled society with a phobia and OH THE PLOT! A plot of plots, so tightly wound it had you sitting back thinking where it is all going but enjoying the ride and then ... suddenly you are thrown ... and thrown again and again until you do not know what is what and feel very foolish for having thought you knew what was going on. Love Louise Candlish's writing as there are never any annoying plot holes or niggles - nothing left that is not bolted down or squared away - really intelligent, ingenious and addictive storytelling, no cliches, no gore or revelling in gritty, dark, upsetting details of crime - no lazy and horrible shortcuts like pets being killed to signify danger lurking just right riveting, twisty thrilling and compulsive reading with the Thames positively thronging with sneaky red herrings. Hats off - I cannot find even one small flaw in this book.it was seamless and sensational - I am so hoping we do not have to wait too long for the next as I have so adored and devoured the last four. Even my husband was caught up in this one and asked for the low down on what the latest news on what was happening in the book every day and was disappointed if I had not got very far since the last recap and pronounced it brilliant - it is not his genre at all, so high praise indeed. I was kind of expecting a female narrator and it took me a while to get into it, but soon I was thinking it was genius casting as Steven Mackintosh really did make his character Jamie come alive, I just finished this last night and I will so miss my daily commutes via River Bus and my many drinks in the Hope and Anchor and The Mariner not to mention the wicked plotting, heartbreaking betrayals, devilish deeds and double dealing ..... ahhh if only every thriller could be so thrilling and superbly written! See, I knew I could not get through a review without one small gripe!

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Narration flaw

I enjoy Louise Candlish books & was looking forward to this. Story was good, although I didn’t like the lead character. Plenty of twists, even when you guessed some elements- it was still groping. However the narration was flawed with persistent swallowing noises, saliva & odd & loud breaths being taken within phrasing. It really spoiled the book/story - once you are aware of it, you can’t ignore it- it was horrible - I persevered to the end but felt this shouldn’t have gone out in this state. I listen to a lot of audible books, but there was no way there was any quality control undertaken on this recording. Disappointing & distracting on a good story.

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Great story, let down by narrator

Very well written, with lots of unexpected twists and turns. But the narration was distracting. I could hear the narrator swallowing and all kinds of other mouth noises. It kept taking me out of the story. I had to simultaneously play a noise sound app to cover it up, which helped a bit. It's a pity we didn't switch to the pov of other characters, with all the twists and turns I would have loved to really get in the minds of Melia and Claire. I found Jamie to be rather boring and hard to sympathize with. Overall, enjoyable.

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Intricate & Complex

My second Louise Candlish book and she has not disappointed. Good narration for a story that kept me intrigued and listening right to the end (and not bored for 1min).

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A Room of One’s Own

A twisty tale exploring the sense of entitlement held by various unlikeable Londoners. It’s a world where square footage is the measure and currency of status but is seldom earned. Clever plotting but, despite several whopping great twists, it’s actually quite slow for the most part. Fun read (and superb narration) but I’m not sure which character I would hate to be trapped in a confined space with least. So glad there are some books being published/recorded again after the lockdown drought.

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Absolutely Loved This

Brilliant story, based in an area of London I know, with genuine twists and turns..and the performance was great..I’m hard to please and this is the best book I’ve listened to in a long time...I was sorry it ended!

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Fiendishly clever plotting. Brilliant.

Louise Candlish has to be one of the most talented creators of complicated, twisty timelines in the psychological/ thriller genre. Her plots are always excellent and the narratives are invariably based on ‘simple’ aspects of everyday life, things that are familiar and accessible to the reader and yet in the hands of this ingenious author make for riveting reading. This novel is no exception. It follows a friendship between two couples and explores how simple friendship can turn into betrayal and how things are not always as they seem. There are red herrings to confuse the reader, copious amounts of intrigue and tension and moments of huge shock. The plot kept me guessing right to the end and the final twist was a really satisfying one. The narration was excellent, with just the right amount of creepiness about the voice to make the listener uncomfortable with the central character and question whether he is just naive or a manipulative, conniving wrongun. Hugely entertaining. I really loved it.

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Great book

really enjoyed this book. great story and characters. the narrator's mouth sounds are very loud and off putting at times but I was able to ignore after awhile

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Like so many others

Disliked all the characters, and oh so similar to so many other books of this genre I’m bored of this kind of story. Fell asleep and missed the last 4 hours but really couldn’t be bothered to go back as didn’t really care enough about the story or the characters.

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  • 09-12-20

Great story, struggled slightly with the narrator

The Story was great, another hit by Candlish. I struggled a bit with the narrators swallowing habit while reading but he did the voices and inflections really well.