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The Heights

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About The Book

The author of the “masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner” (The Guardian) Our House takes you on a haunting and nail-biting journey of tragedy and revenge.

The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there—a man you’d recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it’s definitely him.

But that can’t be because he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact.

Because you’re the one who killed him.

With Louise Candlish’s signature dark and twisty prose, The Heights shows “the ferocity of maternal love” (Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You). It is an unputdownable thriller that will keep you guessing until the final page.

About The Author

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Louise Candlish is the Sunday Times (London) bestselling author of fourteen novels. Our House, a #1 bestseller, won the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards, was longlisted for the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award. It is now in development for a major TV series with Red Planet Pictures, producers of Death in Paradise. Louise lives in London with her husband and daughter. Visit her at LouiseCandlish.com or connect with her on Twitter @Louise_Candlish. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 1, 2022)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982177560

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Raves and Reviews

“Brilliant. . . . [Candlish’s] plots are complex, her pacing slow and steady, and her settings take you right to the heart of the place. As for character, well, if you can resist a narrator whose hate is all consuming and whose thirst for vengeance is as steady as a metronome, you should avoid good crime fiction. I read this book in two afternoons and could hardly stop to sleep. Look for it to end up on some ‘best of’ lists.”
— The Globe and Mail

“Candlish just gets better and better and better. I didn’t read The Heights, I inhaled it. Her sense of place is second to none and her attention to detail is forensic. She’s absolutely at the top of her game.”
— LISA JEWELL, bestselling author of Invisible Girl

“No one creates middle-class characters we love to hate quite like Louise Candlish. [A] thriller of obsessive revenge and intense parental grief would tug at my heartstrings. Smart, addictive, twisting, surprising. Highly recommended.”
— SARAH VAUGHAN, author of Little Disasters

“There are a lot of questions in Louise Candlish’s new novel, The Heights . . . Candlish answers the questions, in her own time, but only after she’s kept us guessing, looking for clues, reading between the lines. This is not a slick, predictable thriller; it’s deliberately bewildering, intentionally a challenge to the reader’s ability to distinguish reality from fabrication. One of her best novels.”
— Winnipeg Free Press

“With Candlish’s trademark twists and turns, this is a slow-burn psychological suspense that examines grief, fear, guilt, and revenge. . . . Readers will wonder who is the real bad guy.”
— Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Impossible to resist, impossible to predict, impossible to put down . . . This is an author at the top of her game.”
— ERIN KELLY, author of Watch Her Fall

“Dark, disturbing, and deeply affecting, this humdinger of a story is full of unexpected twists and is sure to keep readers riveted from first page to last.”
— Booklist (Starred Review)

“Mesmerizing . . . This cleverly constructed novel will keep readers enthralled until the last page.”
— Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Has everything you could possibly wish for—tragedy, obsession, revenge and, yes, love. Another finely-crafted masterpiece from Louise Candlish.”
— B.A. PARIS, author of The Therapist

“There’s nothing quite so chilling as the roar of mother tiger love. Louise Candlish had my heart in my throat. Dizzily dark. Dangerous. Deadly.”
— JANE CORRY, author of The Lies We Tell

“[A] wild adventure . . . Candlish’s storytelling is masterful . . . The story is captivating the entire way through, chock full of twists and turns you’ll never see coming.”
— Associated Press

“It twists and it turns and it twists again. The Heights by Louise Candlish is the very definition of a ‘just one more chapter’ novel. I devoured it. And it’s full of such great writing about the ferocity of maternal love.”
— HANNAH BECKERMAN, author of If Only I Could Tell You

“Candlish keeps readers guessing.”
— PopSugar

“Candlish is back this year with another twisty, compelling thriller, spinning a web out of a chance sighting of a believed dead man on the roof of a very distinctive London building . . . stylish and enticing, with a dark edge that slowly works its way under the skin.”
— CrimeReads

“Candlish is the queen of the sucker-punch twist.”
— RUTH WARE, instant #1 bestselling author of One by One

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