Publisher : Simon & Schuster (July 20 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 400 pages
ISBN-10 : 1982177543
ISBN-13 : 9781982177546
Item weight : 440 g
Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.79 x 22.86 cm
The “queen of the sucker-punch twist” (Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author) and author of Our House weaves a suspenseful thriller about a commuter who becomes a suspect in his friend’s mysterious disappearance. Perfect for fans of the unputdownable page-turners by Christina McDonald and Lisa Jewell.
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.
About the author
Hello and welcome! I am the author of 15 novels, a fact I can't quite believe myself. THE HEIGHTS is my newest - it's a twisty revenge thriller whose narrator, Ellen, has a strange fear of heights known as 'high place phenomenon'. You could say she's my most Hitchcock-inspired character yet! I can't wait for you to read it and share your thoughts.
Out now in paperback, THE OTHER PASSENGER (I call it 'commuter noir') was one of the biggest sellers of lockdown (a dubious honour), selling 250,000 copies in the UK to date. It's my first ever Richard & Judy Book Club pick and was longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2021, which makes me very happy.
OUR HOUSE is the book that turned my career around - right when I was about to give up. It won the 2019 British Book Awards Book of the Year - Crime & Thriller and was shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, the Capital Crime Amazon Publishing Best Crime Novel of the Year Award, and the Audible Sounds of Crime Award. It was also longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the Specsavers National Book Awards. Filming is underway for a major four-part drama by Red Planet Pictures for ITV, starring Martin Compston, Tuppence Middleton and Rupert Penry-Jones. I couldn't have asked for more, really, and feel so proud that readers are continuing to discover it and recommend it far and wide.
A bit about me: I live in a South London neighbourhood not unlike the one in my books, with my husband, teenage daughter, and a fox-red Labrador called Bertie who is the apple of my eye. Books, TV and long walks have been my top sanity savers during recent times. Oh, and wine.