I love reading books set in London, and The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish definitely fit that bill!
A quick synopsis: Jamie and Clare live in a nice house near the heart of London (thanks to Clare’s parents). Jamie doesn’t make much money, but he’s content at his coffee shop job. When he starts taking the riverboat to work, though, things begin to change. He meets Kit and his girlfriend Melia, and the couples become friends – until Kit goes missing.
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The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish: My Thoughts
There were a lot of things I liked about this book: the strong voice of the main character, the character development in general, the setting, and the focus around riverboats on the Thames.
Despite the fact that this story had slower pacing, it was still compulsively readable. I love a good back-and-forth timeline, and Candlish used it to her advantage here.
I can’t say I was totally shocked by everything that happened, but I still really enjoyed the journey of the story. It’s meticulously plotted – a deceptive spider web of a mystery. If you love juicy thrillers with strong (and despicable) characters, definitely check this one out. I know I’ll be adding Louise Candlish’s previous books to my TBR list!
Rating: 4 (out of 5)
Release date: July 20th, 2021
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